The pandemic has been a daunting phase for everyone, but it has been one of the most challenging times for the teachers who have worked rigorously to support students and deliver academic learning virtually.

We are inviting all teachers and academics to attend this 60-90 minute workshop on the eve of World Teachers Day (Oct 5). The workshop will be a panel discussion and the topic would cover the main themes below:

  1. How to ensure maximum participation and interaction with students online.
  2. Communication techniques to ensure inclusive student behaviour.
  3. The impact of Covid19 on student equity and inclusion
  4. Supporting students as they transition between school closure and re-opening

All attendees will be given a certificate of participation. The session is free of cost for the attendees.

What is the New Resident Visa announced by the immigration minister?

On September 30th, 2021, Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi introduced a new one-off residence visa pathway that provides certainty to over 165,000 migrants currently in NZ. A new one-off residence pathway means many work visa holders will be able to remain in New Zealand permanently. The 2021 Resident Visa acknowledges the contribution migrants have made to New Zealand during COVID-19 and the uncertainty they’ve faced with closed borders and necessary changes to immigration settings. The new resident visa also allows employers to retain settled, skilled and scarce migrant workers, reflecting their critical part in New Zealand’s economy.

Who is eligible for the New Resident Visa?
To be eligible, the individual must:

  1. Have been in New Zealand on 29 September 2021, and
  2. Be on an eligible visa* or have applied for an eligible visa on or before 29 September 2021 that is later granted.
  3. You must also meet one of the three criteria below:
  4. have lived in New Zealand for three or more years, or
  5. earn at or above the median wage ($27 per hour), or
  6. work in a role on a scarce list.

*Eligible Visas
On 29 September all applicants must have been on (or have applied for and later granted) one of the following visas:

  • Post Study Work Visa
  • Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa
  • Essential Skills Work Visa
  • Religious Worker Work Visa
  • Talent (Arts, Culture, Sports) Work Visa
  • Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa
  • Silver Fern Practical Experience Work Visa
  • Trafficking Victim Work Visa
  • Migrant Exploitation Protection Work Visa
  • Skilled Migrant Category Job Search Work Visa
  • Victims of Family Violence Work Visa
  • South Island Contribution Work Visa
  • Work Visa granted under Section 61 (provided the applicant held another eligible visa type within 6 months before being granted a Section 61 visa)
  • Some Critical Purpose Visitor Visas (CPVV):

Critical health workers for longer term roles (6 months or longer), and
Other critical workers for long term roles (more than 6 months).
Short-term visa holders are not eligible, such as visitors, students, working holiday makers, and seasonal workers like those on the Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme or those who enter as short-term critical workers.

When can I apply?

The 2021 resident visa applications will be submitted in 2 phases:

Phase 1: 1 December 2021 – 28 February 2022

  • Individuals who have submitted a Skilled Migrant Category EOI before its closure in March 2020, received an ITA (Invitation to Apply) and applied for residence before 29 September 202
  • Individuals who have submitted a Skilled Migrant Category EOI after March 2020 (did not receive an ITA and hence did not apply for residence), as long as your dependent children aged 17 years or over were included in it

Residence from Work categories submitted before 29 September 2021

Phase 2: 1 March 2022 – 31 July 2022
Everyone else eligible for 2021 Resident Visa but not included in Phase 1, can apply under Phase 2. This includes those Skilled Migrant Category applications sitting in the pool.
All applications must be made by 31 July 2022.

How can I apply?

More information about the application process will be available by the end of October. It’s an online application unlike SMC and Residence from Work which were paper based.

What is the visa processing timeframe?

It will take about 12 months (or faster) to process.

Additional Notes:

Immigration New Zealand is committed to ensuring the application and fee process is as easy as possible for the applicants. This is not a permanent category. It has a window of 8 months within which applications can be submitted.

Source: Immigration New Zealand, 2021

The Government has announced a new one-off residence category, the 2021 Resident Visa.

The current pandemic has made higher education a challenge, as students and their parents are constantly worried about the career paths amidst countless factors. As per a recent survey by an EduTech company, 93% of the students are aware of only 7 career paths after Year 12. More so, today the student has a number of factors to consider when preparing their career plan.

Should I study online or do I wait for the classes to be in person?
Is it better to study in India or abroad?
What if I don’t score well in Year 12?
What are my career opportunities?
What are the jobs of tomorrow?

Join us for this special edition, 90-minute webinar, and hear from the leading disrupters in this space as they discuss study opportunities and career progression amidst the pandemic.

The current pandemic has made higher education a challenge, as students and their parents are constantly worried about the career paths amidst countless factors. As per a recent survey by an EduTech company, 93% of the students are aware of only 7 career paths after Year 12. More so, today the student has a number of factors to consider when preparing their career plan.

Should I study online or do I wait for the classes to be in person?
Is it better to study in India or abroad?
What if I don’t score well in Year 12?
What are my career opportunities?
What are the jobs of tomorrow?

Join us for this special edition, 90-minute webinar, and hear from the leading disrupters in this space as they discuss study opportunities and career progression amidst the pandemic.

Covid 19 coronavirus: The plan to reopen NZ – home isolation, shorter MIQ for vaccinated travellers

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has set out a plan to start reopening the borders, starting with a trial this year of home isolation or shorter MIQ stays for selected travellers.

That would be followed by the phased resumption of quarantine-free travel in the future.

MRIIRS and University of Waikato partner to offer collaborative undergraduate degree in Commerce

New Delhi [India], August 4 (ANI/NewsVoir): Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Delhi NCR (formerly known as Manav Rachna International University) and the University of Waikato, New Zealand, have partnered to offer a joint undergraduate programme in Commerce and Business Administration.

The current pandemic has made higher education a challenge, as students and their parents are constantly worried about the career paths amidst countless factors. As per a recent survey by an EduTech company, 93% of the students are aware of only 7 career paths after Year 12. More so, today the student has a number of factors to consider when preparing their career plan.

Should I study online or do I wait for the classes to be in person?
Is it better to study in India or abroad?
What if I don’t score well in Year 12?
What are my career opportunities?
What are the jobs of tomorrow?

Join us for this special edition, 90-minute webinar, and hear from the leading disrupters in this space as they discuss study opportunities and career progression amidst the pandemic.

The current pandemic has made higher education a challenge, as students and their parents are constantly worried about the career paths amidst countless factors. As per a recent survey by an EduTech company, 93% of the students are aware of only 7 career paths after Year 12. More so, today the student has a number of factors to consider when preparing their career plan.

Should I study online or do I wait for the classes to be in person?
Is it better to study in India or abroad?
What if I don’t score well in Year 12?
What are my career opportunities?
What are the jobs of tomorrow?

Join us for this special edition, 90-minute webinar, and hear from the leading disrupters in this space as they discuss study opportunities and career progression amidst the pandemic.

As per a recent survey by an EduTech company, 93% of the students are aware of only 7 career paths after Year 12. More so, today the student has a number of factors to consider when preparing their career plan.

  • Should I study online or do I wait for the classes to be in person?
  • Is it better to study in India or abroad?
  • What if I don’t score well in Year 12?
  • What are my career opportunities?
  • What are the jobs of tomorrow?

Join us as we hear from a career coach, mentor as well as a counsellor to discuss study opportunities and career progression post pandemic.