Visa Services for Employers

In these days of strict labour market testing and immigration advisor licensing, there’s no substitute for sound, strategic immigration advice for New Zealand employers from experienced professionals.

If you’re an employer who routinely recruits overseas workers, the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 now affects the kind of immigration advice you can give your prospective employees. Even ‘in-house’ immigration advice from an unlicensed staff-member to overseas employees is now prohibited by law.

Furthermore, tighter labour market testing in work visa applications is also increasingly affecting the ability of employers to recruit the offshore skills that their companies need, and is creating delays in processing that can affect operational efficiencies. Increasingly, New Zealand employers are becoming frustrated by problems in visa processing and uncertainties around eligibility.

There’s no doubt that in the current market, employing migrants requires a smarter and more strategic approach than ever before. 

When it comes to representing New Zealand employers, McLeod & Associates are true immigration strategists with a proven track-record for achieving results for our clients in a timely, cost-effective manner. We like to get to know our corporate and small-business clients well and to understand their business and their human resource needs going forward.

In addition to handling all onshore and offshore visa applications, we provide our employer clients with incisive legal opinions for resolving immigration / employment issues, effective on-call immigration advice, and practical trouble-shooting tips for maintaining compliance with immigration laws and policies.

If you’re an employer in need of strategic immigration advice and representation, contact us to find out how we can help your company.

 

Our employer clients come from a range of industries. Some of them include :

HONDA NEW ZEALAND LIMITED

“During our association with McLeod & Associates we have had a total success rate with all our applications. We have found them to be competent, well presented, trustworthy and with the ability to deliver results on time”

Graham Wing, General Manager of Finance & General Affairs Honda New Zealand Ltd

NEW ZEALAND CRICKET PLAYERS ASSOCIATION

“We have used McLeod & Associates for a wide variety of requests relating to high performance sport. This has been an exceptional relationship with a high quality of service received at all times.  Prompt, thorough and prepared to genuinely support our players long-term.  I have no hesitation in recommending Joanne and the company.”

Dr Aidan Hobson, New Zealand Cricket Players’ Association

MECCA STONEHOUSE CAFE

“We call on McLeod & Associates to act for some of our staff. We have enjoyed a very positive relationship with this firm and we can count on their professionalism and expertise. They get results.”

GOLDER ASSOCIATES

“Although our relationship is still very new we have valued the guidance and expertise given to date and look forward to continuing to work together”

VECTOR FOILTEC

”Vector Foiltec have used McLeod & Associates for all of our immigration work. They have provided a consistently high level of service and we would have no hesitation in recommending them.”

NEW ZEALAND NETBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION

“McLeod & Associates have assisted the NZNPA with visa and immigration matters affecting elite netballers.  We have always received a thoroughly professional service and been provided with accurate information in a very timely fashion.  However, what is most impressive is the quality of their people – they are very engaging with a can-do attitude and their service always exceeds our reasonable expectations.”

Tim Lythe, Manager, New Zealand Netball Players Association

ENGINEERING, PRINTING AND MANUFACTURING UNION

“McLeod and Associates assisted the EPMU and a group of its members in a very difficult immigration situation. The firm worked diligently and sensitively to achieve a great outcome. I would have no hesitation in instructing them again and recommending them to others for this type of work.”

Andrew Little, National Secretary
Engineering, Printing & Manufacturing Union

BELL TEA AND COFFEE COMPANY

“We had some challenges within a recruitment which required the specific competencies offered by McLeod & Associates. We found Richard and his team to be extremely competent, thorough and timely. Bell Tea and Coffee Company operate within a very clear & valued set of  Guiding Principles – and we look to work with like-minded people and companies such as McLeod & Associates. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to other individuals or companies.”

Lynne Banks, Group Marketing & Sales Director, Bell Tea & Coffee Company Ltd.