The Process of Hiring Workers from the Philippines

Notes:

-The flowchart below shows the standard procedure of recruitment from the Philippines. However, workers could be illegally charged placement fees anytime before the point of departure, mostly after fulfilling all application requirements, and when they are almost ready to depart. If workers couldn't pay te, they would then be referred to the agency's partner finance or loan company.

-Before jobs are offered to foreigners, employers are required to make genuine attempts to recruit New Zealanders first by conducting a 'labour market test'.

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Adapted from Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment's Guide to recruiting migrant workers from the Philippines