Fast-track Tech Visa

Paul Jacques-Mignault made this Official Information request to Kris Faafoi

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From: Paul Jacques-Mignault

Dear Kris Faafoi,

I am under an Essential Skills work visa, currently employed at a large NZ-owned firm. I work as a Data Scientist, and my team is struggling to recruit fellow Data Engineers, Data Scientists, Software Engineers, Cloud & Cybersecurity experts, as well as experienced Solutions Architects and AI experts. I am writing to you to enquire about a fast-track residency program for 'future-oriented' professions once the skilled migrant category re-opens, similar to Canada's Global Skills Strategy, the UK's Tech Nation Visa, and Australia's Global Talent Independent. We are keen to make a positive contribution to NZ, including training and developing local tech talent. Have you considered implementing a similar program for tech professionals seeking residency in NZ?

Yours faithfully,

Paul Jacques-Mignault

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From: K Faafoi (MIN)
Kris Faafoi

Kia ora,

On behalf of Hon Kris Faafoi, thank you for your email. 

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Nga mihi,

Office of Hon Kris Faafoi

Minister of Justice, Minister of Immigration, Minister for Broadcasting
and Media

Private Bag 18041 | Parliament Buildings | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand

Authorised by Hon Kris Faafoi MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6011



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Dear Paul

Please find attached a response to your correspondence.

Ngâ mihi

Office of Hon Kris Faafoi MP
Minister of Broadcasting, Minister of Justice, Minister of Immigration.
Private Bag 18041 | Parliament Buildings | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand

Authorised by Hon Kris Faafoi MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6011

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