Is New Zealand adapting a 'guest worker' policy?

Beginning 2015, the NZ Government implemented changes affecting the status of 'Essential Skills' visa holders in New Zealand. The 'essential skills' pertains to a main category of admission for migrant workers and is meant to help employers bring in workers when local labour is not available.


How long can workers stay?


Can they bring their family to NZ?

What are salary thresholds?