TOP Policy #2: Smarter Immigration talked about clamping down on some of the immigration rorts that are letting in too many low skilled people to the country. But we also talked about making it easier for Aotearoa New Zealand to be the place that talent wants to live.
With events like Brexit and the election of Trump overseas, we have a real opportunity to attract the best people here to live, work and play. This could be a real boost for our top businesses that are struggling to hire enough skilled locals, and these sorts of migrants tend to add a huge amount of value to the economy. But as this video shows we have to get smarter with the way we treat skilled people if we want to take up this opportunity.
Geoff discusses the issues facing migrants in the tech sector with Laura Reitel from Wellington's Creative HQ.