The immigration changes implemented by New Zealand in July 2017 will result in the scarcity of Caregivers in the nation. The changes were aimed at managing the numbers and quality of immigrants arriving in New Zealand. One of the policies was to force Temporary Work Visa workers to exit for minimum 1 year after staying 3 years in the nation.
The Aged Care Association in New Zealand is lobbying with the Government to remove the changes. It is demanding for the removal of the stand-down for 1 year for those with Provisional Work Visas.
Christine Bulosan the Caregiver with Myrna Wooding a resident of New Zealand that she will not return here. This is if she has to exit to the Philippines for 1 year, as quoted by the Stuff Co NZ.
The CEO of Aged Care Association in New Zealand Simon Wallace said that qualified caregivers will be forced to exit the nation. This is even if some other is unavailable to fill the vacancy, he added. The Government has said that these workers can return after 1 year. But the fact is that most of them will not do so. They will seek other nations, said Wallace.
The home industry is expanding and projections reveal that extra 1000 caregivers are needed annually till 2026 said, Simon Wallace. 70% of the workers in the sector are New Zealanders. However, remaining vacancies cannot be filled by them, he added.
The New Zealand labor market lacks the required workers to cater to the market needs said, Simon. The immigration changes are not helping either with retention or recruitment, he added.
Andrew Sheard Director of Dementia Care New Zealand said that the nation has a comparatively lower unemployment rate. There is a just a small group of workers interested to be employed in the aged residential care sector, he added.
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