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Fruit & Nut Pickers in June 2020

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From: Ryan Potts

To whom it may concern,

According to figures obtained from the Migration Data Explorer there were a total of 2,217 work visas approved for the occupation "Fruit or Nut Picker" in June 2020.

I request the following information:

The number of these visas that were subject to Labour Market Testing;
Confirmation that there were New Zealanders considered suitable and/or trainable for the job; and
If any New Zealanders were considered suitable and/or trainable for the job, then please explain why visas were not declined.

Yours faithfully,

Ryan Potts

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 2021-0298

 

Dear Ryan,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 6 August 2020 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

According to figures obtained from the Migration Data Explorer there were
a total of 2,217 work visas approved for the occupation "Fruit or Nut
Picker" in June 2020.

 

I request the following information:

 

The number of these visas that were subject to Labour Market Testing;
Confirmation that there were New Zealanders considered suitable and/or
trainable for the job; and If any New Zealanders were considered suitable
and/or trainable for the job, then please explain why visas were not
declined.

 

Your request is being processed in accordance with the Act and a response
will be sent to you in due course.

 

Please note, due to ongoing COVID-19 response work, requests are currently
being triaged and those relating to Covid-19 processed as a priority.
Remaining requests are being assessed as per the Ombudsman’s guidance
(which can be found here:
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and processed accordingly.

 

If you have any enquiries regarding your request, or its urgency, feel
free to contact us via email at [2][MBIE request email].

 

Nâku noa, nâ

MINISTERIAL SERVICES

 

Corporate, Governance and Information

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Level 4, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

NZBN 9429000106078

 

 

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From: Charmaine HO
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


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Dear Ryan,

 

Please find the attached response to your request under the Official
Information Act 1982.

 

 

Ngā mihi

 

Charmaine Ho

BUSINESS ADVISOR

Operations Support | Border and Visa Operations
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
[1][email address]

15 Stout Street, Wellington 6011

NZBN 9429000106078

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