The Process of Hiring Workers from the Philippines

Notes:

-The flowchart below shows the standard procedure of worker recruitment from the Philippines. Unethical recruitment practices, however, occur during this process. A worker can be charged placement fees after completing all required documents and skill testing or at any point before the departure.

-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