POEA-Licensed Agencies for New Zealand with New Job Orders (Updated Weekly)

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Last Updated on 12/01/2021 by FilipiKnow

Applying for a job in New Zealand by yourself can be confusing and difficult. Luckily, you don’t have to do it on your own if you apply through POEA-accredited agencies. 

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is the government agency overseeing the inspection and approval of recruitment agencies for overseas work. They do this to protect Filipinos from illegal recruitment, identity theft, and other scams. 

You can easily find legit and available jobs in New Zealand by checking POEA’s online database. This guide lists down the latest New Zealand job orders that you can apply for through POEA-accredited agencies.

Go back to the main article: How to Get a Job in New Zealand (Plus Latest POEA Jobs)

 

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At a Glance: POEA-Licensed Recruitment Agencies for New Zealand with Latest Job Orders.

To help streamline your job search, we have compiled all POEA-accredited agencies that recruit Filipino skilled workers bound for New Zealand. Aside from the contact details, we have also listed down the latest job orders obtained from each of the agency’s official websites and social media pages, as well as established job portals.

Rest assured that each of the jobs displayed below has been reviewed and verified by our team. If you want to verify the legitimacy of the job order yourself, we encourage you to do so using the POEA’s official database.

This list will be updated every week so don’t forget to bookmark this page to ensure you’ll be in the loop about the latest New Zealand job opportunities.

1. 1st Dynamic Personnel Resources Inc.

  • Address: 3F JLC, Bldg., No.8 N. Ramirez Street, Don Manuel, Quezon City
  • Tel No/s: (02) 7984048
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: www.1stdynamicpersonnel.com
  • Official Representative: Catherine Liana Z. Chua
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 4/9/2018 to 4/8/2022
PositionDate Post/Approved

2. 21st Century Manpower Resources Inc. (For Nursing INT’L.)

  • Address: Rooms 401,405,406 & 407 , JR Bldg., 1520 Quezon Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City, Metro Manila
  • Tel No/s: 34101234 / 83518906 / 09391928350 / 09997161222
  • Emai Address: [email protected] / [email protected]
  • Website: www.21stcmri.com
  • Official Representative: Russell C. Garcia
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 3/8/2020 to 3/7/2024
PositionDate Posted/Approved
CarpenterSeptember 30, 2021
Steel Fixer September 30, 2021

3. Angelex Allied Agency

  • Address: Units 115 & 115A, Aurora Plaza Bldg., II, 537 Padre Faura St., Ermita, Metro Manila
  • Tel No/s: 7617-5472 / 09176681071 / 09167312423
  • Email Address: [email protected] / [email protected]
  • Website: N/A
  • Official Representative: Ma. Theresa A. Galang
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 2/9/2020 to 2/18/2024
PositionDate Posted/Approved

4. Ankor Management Services And Consultants Inc. (For Al-Khatri International)

  • Address: Room 502 5/F & Unit 1001-H 10/F State Financing, Mandaluyong
  • Tel No/s: 7067933 / 7067854 / 0917-8281309
  • Email Address: [email protected] / [email protected]
  • Webste: www.ankormanagement.com
  • Official Representative: Elena A. Mangabat
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 3/8/2020 to 3/7/2024
PositionDate Posted/Approved

5. Ash Manpower International Services Inc.

  • Address: Unit 112 Balagtas Villas, Balagtas St., Pasay
  • Tel No/s: 522-4470 / 09951805682
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: ashmanpower.wix.com/home
  • Official Representative: Ramon A. Macaraig
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 10/2/2019 to 10/1/2023
PositionDate Posted/approved

6. Asia Reach International Management & Contractor Services Inc.

  • Address: Suite 18-A, 18/F Ramon Magsaysay Center, 1680 Roxas B Manila
  • Tel No/s: 3100881 local 110 / 09177133497
  • Email Address: [email protected] / [email protected]
  • Website: www.asiareach.ph
  • Official Representative: Anthony G. Sison
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 8/26/2018 to 8/25/2022
PositionDate Posted/Approved

7. Bison Management Corporation

  • Address: GF 2/F & 3/F BMH Center 3963 Yague St., Sta Cruz, Makati
  • Tel No/s: 8964667 / 758-1159 to 64
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: www.bisonjobs.com
  • Official Representative: Belen M. Alhumayed
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 12/20/2018 to 12/19/2022
PositionDate Posted/Approved

8. EDI Staffbuilders International Inc.

  • Address: Units 701,703 & 704 Corporate Center, 139 Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati
  • Tel No/s: +6388126703 / +6388126704
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: www.edistaffbuilders.com
  • Official Representative: Mr. Cesar A. Averia Jr.
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 6/21/2014 to 6/20/2026
PositionDate Posted/Approved

9. EJM Global Manpower Corporation

  • Address: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Floors, EJM Bldg., 243 M. Suarez A, Pasig
  • Tel No/s: +63 02-85687770
  • Email Address: [email protected]/[email protected]
  • Website: www.ejmglobalph.com
  • Official Representative: Jonavie B. Viray
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 5/23/2019 to 5/22/2023
PositionDate Posted/Approved

10. Golden Rammad International Manpower Services

  • Address: Rooms 301, 302 & 303, 3/F J Abad Santos Bldg., 1390 Gen. Luna Paco, Manila
  • Tel No/s: 7144609 / 09062367888 / 09516712296 / 09169026037
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: N/A
  • Official Representative: Artemio G. Francisco
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 10/27/2019 to 10/26/2023
PositionDate Posted/Approved

11. Grand Placement & General Services Corp.

  • Address: 2F 1636 Bldg., 1636 F, Agoncillo St., Malate, Manila
  • Tel No/s: 5251031 / 5267992
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: www.grandplacement.com
  • Official Representative: Lina S. Sy
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 6/25/2020 to 6/24/2024
PositionDate Posted/Approved

12. Greenfields International Manpower Services Inc.

  • Address: GF, Arc Bldg., 1916 Leon Guinto St., Malate, Manila
  • Tel No/s: 256-2311 / 353-6898 / 09285009949
  • Email Address: [email protected] / [email protected]
  • Website: www.greenfieldsmanpower.com
  • Official Representative: Federico L. Acdal
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 4/16/2019 to 4/15/2023
PositionDate Posted/Approved

13. HRD Employment Consultant And Multi-Services Inc.

  • Address: 3/F Jemarson Bldg., 1618 P. Hidalgo Lim St., Malate, Manila
  • Tel No/s: 5250280/ 5235455 / 8-524-2887
  • Email Address: [email protected] / [email protected]
  • Website: www.hrdemployment.com
  • Official Representative: Nora B. Braganza
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 7/8/2018 to 7/7/2022
PositionDate Posted/Approved

14. International Skill Development Inc.

  • Address: GF (Front), 2/F & 3/F, ISD Bldg., 5439 Curie St., Palanan, Makati
  • Tel No/s: 5511910 / 5517452 / 8331242 / 5501595 / 8322539
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: www.isdphilippines.com
  • Official Representative: Mr. Levi S. De Mesa
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 10/29/2019 to 10/28/2031
PositionDate Posted/Approved

15. JGB Associates Inc.

  • Address: Unit 60 3B, S & L Bldg., 1500 Roxas Blvd. Ermita, Manila
  • Tel No/s: 401-7812
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: www.jgbassociates.ph
  • Official Representatve: Mr. JorgeG. Bondad
  • Status: Valid license
  • License Validity: 7/29/2018 to 7/28/2022
PositionDate Posted/Approved

16. Louis International Manpower Services (Phils) Inc.

  • Address: 3rd Floor, RCH Bldg., 673 Boni Avenue Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
  • Tel No/s: 5317978 / 4773520 / 09178502021 / 023460246
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: www.louisinternational.com
  • Official Representative: Mauito Dayapan Mendez
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 1/8/2020 to 1/7/2024
PositionDate Posted/Approved
Heavy Equipment OperatorsNovember 10, 2021
Truck DriversNovember 10, 2021
Machine OperatorsNovember 8, 2021
Light Truck DriverOctober 28, 2021

17. Long Term Recruiting And Development Corp.

  • Address: 03 Ponce St., San Lorenzo Village, Makati
  • Tel No/s: 8179220
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: www.longtermrecruiting.net
  • Official Representative: Faustino O. Salud
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 4/23/2018 to 4/22/2022
PositionDate Posted/Approved

18.Manumoti Manpower International Inc.

  • Address: 2/F-A & 4/F, Lifestyle Bldg., 1928 Leon Guinto Malate, Manila
  • Tel No/s: 82759199 / 09684083371 / 09954690529
  • Email Address: [email protected] / [email protected]
  • Website: www.manumotimanpower.com
  • Official Representative: Elsa R. Lamsal
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 9/5/2020 to 9/4/2024
PositionDate Posted/Approved

19. OLM International Job Placement Corp.

  • Address: GF Vermont Tower J.Nakpil St., Malate, Manila
  • Tel No/s: 5251139 / 8525-1139 / 09177090288
  • Email Address: [email protected] / [email protected]
  • Website: N/A
  • Official Representative: Relida R. Malanum
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 8/26/2018 to 8/25/2022
PositionDate Posted/Approved

20. Parman Inc.

  • Address: 7F MGF Champaca Bldg., Amorsolo St., Legaspi Villa Makati, Makati
  • Tel No/s: 8185971 / 8185973 / 09178507842 / 09189367048
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: www.pamaninc.com
  • Official Representative: Joel S. Ferrer
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 8/28/2018 to 8/27/2022
PositionDate Posted/Approved

21. Peridot International Resources Inc.

  • Address: Units A & B 1845 Dian Cor Boyle St., Palanan, Makati
  • Tel No/s: 5527826 / 09998899242 / 09275747652 / 09258833288
  • Email Address: [email protected] / [email protected]
  • Website: www.oneperidot.yolasite.com
  • Official Representative: Ms. Raquel E. Bracero
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 8/11/2018 to 8/10/2022
PositionDate Posted/Approved

22. Premium Quality Work Solutions Corp.

  • Address: Unit 210 2/F 525 , Edsa Pasay
  • Tel No/s: 8939590 / 09189425729
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: N/A
  • Official Representative: Roy Orlando A. Ong
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 3/28/2021 to 3/27/2025
PositionDate Posted/Approved

23. QRD International Placement Inc.

  • Address: Units 201 & 202 2/F FSS Bldg., II 18 SCT Tuazon Cor S. Laging Handa, Quezon City
  • Tel No/s: 83751142 loc.101/ 709-7772 / 09178456079 / 09988417182
  • Email Address: [email protected] / [email protected]
  • Website: qrdinternational.com
  • Official Representative: Gerard B. San Victores
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 11/7/2019 to 11/6/2023
PositionDate Posted/Approved

24. Rise Manpower Services Inc.

  • Address: GF, CSL Bldg., 1919 F. Agoncillo St., Malate, Manila
  • Tel No/s: 5365496 / 09178069872 / 0285365496 / 09209692381
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: www.risemanpower.com
  • Official Representative: Rosemarie P. Lainez
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 3/19/2020 to 3/18/2024
PositionDate Posted/Approved

25. September Star Incorporated

  • Address: 2/F & 3/F, 1677-B Dian Street San Isidro, Makati
  • Tel No/s: 5199736/ 09189073903/ 09173226886
  • Email Address: [email protected] / [email protected]
  • Website: www.septemberstarinc.com
  • Official Representative: Jose Renato C. Masonson
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 4/5/2020 to 4/4/2024
PositionDate Posted/Approved

26. Sunrise Search & Support Inc.

  • Address: 4/F, Chipeco Bldg., Shaw Blvd., Cor Meralco Avenue Pasig
  • Tel No/s: 86567496 / 86567497 / 86567499 / 09996836208
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: www.sunrise-search.com
  • Official Representative: Leslie S. Tan
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 6/20/2018 to 6/19/2022
PositionDate Posted/Approved

27. Sky Bourne International Inc. (Formerly JFIL INT’L Manpower Services)

  • Address: Ground Floor, 1679 Dian St. San Isidro, Makati
  • Tel No/s: 77472894 / 77472908 / 09988617201 / 09178073269
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: N/A
  • Official Representative: Cristy Lyn P. Masonsong
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 11/11/2018 to 11/10/2022
PositionDate Posted/Approved

28. Staffhouse International Resources Corporation (Formerly Staffhouse Resource)

  • Address: No.43 Westpoint St., Cubao Quezon City
  • Tel No/s: 9133333 / 4371818
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: www.staffhouse.com
  • Official Representative: Marc R J R Capistrano
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 7/13/2019 to 7/12/2023
PositionDate Posted/Approved

29. STB-JDL Human Link Inc. (Formerly DJL Manpower Inc.)

  • Address: 1011A GF, B 2/F & C 3/F Remedios Cor Modesto St., Malate, Manila
  • Tel No/s: 5214875 / 5216636 / 0917-5207425
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: www.stb-djl.com
  • Official Representative: Angelita V. Castillo
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 2/25/2020 to 2/24/2024
PositionDate Posted/Approved
Cable JointerDecember 1, 2021

30. Uniplan Overseas Employment Inc. (MHM Overseas Employ’t Agency Corp.)

  • Address: GF & 2/F , No. 302 J.P Rizal St., Quezon City
  • Tel No/s: 89915181 / 89118548 / 09178055055 / 09175997785
  • Email Address: [email protected] / [email protected]
  • Website: www.uniplanoverseas.com
  • Official Representative: Elnora V. Meria
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 1/23/2020 to 1/22/2024
PositionDate Posted/Approved

31. YWA Human Resource Corporation (Formerly Yangwha Human Resource Corporation)

  • Address: 1268 Gen. Luna St., Paco, Manila
  • Tel No/s: 5242181 / 5242185 / 5242188 / 0285242181 / 0285242181
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: www.ywacorp.com
  • Official Representative: Ms. Acela Q. Dilkes
  • Status: Valid License
  • License Validity: 11/12/2018 to 11/11/2022
PositionDate Posted/Approved
 

What is a POEA-accredited agency?

POEA-accredited recruitment agencies are the bridge between foreign employers and hopeful overseas Filipino workers. Through POEA accreditation1, employers from New Zealand can now start recruiting Filipino workers by partnering with licensed recruitment agencies. By working with POEA-accredited agencies, you: 

  • Ensure that you won’t miss out on any important documents or requirements since the agencies will guide you through the whole process. 
  • Increase your chances of getting hired since the recommendation from these agencies hold weight with their clients – your future employer. 
  • Protect yourself from identity theft, illegal recruitment, and other scams. 
  • Ensure that your application falls under the jurisdiction of POEA. Meaning, you can report agency violations or in certain cases ask for help from POEA to get your money back. 

You should know that the licenses of POEA-accredited agencies are only valid for 4 years and can also be canceled by POEA as necessary. So, always make sure that the agency still has a valid license by checking POEA’s database for valid agencies. 

 

What is a Job Order?

Job Orders under POEA-accredited agencies are recorded and validated by POEA themselves to ensure that they are legit jobs for Filipinos. 

What happens is that employers from New Zealand would share with accredited recruitment agencies a list of jobs and their details. These agencies then register the information for these jobs with POEA, including job details such as the date of submission, the names of each job, and the number of open positions. 

 

How to Apply for Jobs in New Zealand Through POEA-Accredited Agencies: A Step-by-Step Guide.

While you can apply directly to New Zealand employers through job sites2, it is highly recommended to go through a POEA-accredited agency instead. Now that you know more about the benefits of using POEA-accredited agencies, here’s what you need to do to get a job in New Zealand through them. 

1. Search for job positions that you want to apply for.

You can use the list at the top of this page or do your own search by using the POEA database. Simply choose New Zealand from the drop-down list of countries: 

agency in new zealand 1

In order to make the most out of your search, customize the order by which the jobs will be displayed on the database. Select any of the three options available on the website: 

  • Sort by Date JO was Approved. This is the default order. This is useful for finding new job orders since it arranges the list based on the most recently approved job order. 
  • Sort by Agency. This is useful for finding job orders under a specific recruitment agency since it arranges the list alphabetically based on the agency name. 
  • Sort by Position. This is useful for finding a specific position that you are interested in since it arranges the list alphabetically based on the name of the position. 

Check back every few weeks if you don’t find a New Zealand job that you are interested in since they update the database regularly. 

2. List down your preferred job orders.

Make a shortlist of all the job orders that you want to apply for. Using the Sort by Position feature on the POEA website might save you time if you already have a job in mind. With the list on hand, you can narrow it down by: 

  • Checking the date that the job order was posted. The most recent job orders have the highest chances of still being open to applications. 
  • Checking the number of open positions. The job orders that have more open positions need more people, thus, increasing your chances of getting hired. 

For example, you want to work in New Zealand as an equipment operator. So, you made a shortlist like the one illustrated below: 

agency in new zealand 2

As you can see from this image, job orders from 2019 were crossed out. Removing the old job orders will help you focus on the ones that are most likely to still be open. 

3. Find out more about the job you want.

You can find the job description, salary range, training requirements, and other useful information of various jobs at the New Zealand Government’s Jobs Database. They even have interviews of actual people in these professions so you can learn about the daily life of the job that you want. 

Continuing our example of an equipment operator, here’s what you’ll find: 

agency in new zealand 3

There are separate pages for different types of equipment operated. So, you have to read through a few pages to determine the type of equipment operator job that best fits your needs. 

In your research, you might find terms such as Level 1 or Level 4 under the qualifications for a job. This is a classification under the NZQF or New Zealand Qualifications Framework which serves as a benchmark for their equivalent qualifications in other countries.  

To check for the Philippine equivalent of the job qualifications you need, you can check this page from New Zealand’s immigration website. 

4. Ensure the agency with the job order you want has a valid license.

You can do this by checking POEA’s agency database. Just type in the agency’s name into the textbox. 

agency in new zealand 4

The results will show the license status and validity date as you can see in the example above. 

5. Do your research on the agency.

Checking if the agency has a valid license is not enough. You should also find out if the agency fits your other requirements by going to their official website and social media pages. Then learn about: 

  • Their location and contact details 
  • Their application and recruitment process 
  • Their fees (if any) 
  • What they provide as support for OFWs 
  • What reviews other people have left about the agency 

6. Call or email the POEA-accredited agency.

Ask about what they need to process your application. That way, you can prepare the documents first before making a visit to their office. 

7. Put your best foot forward.

After your initial discussion with the agency, you should now have a better idea of the preferred candidates of the recruitment agency and your potential New Zealand employer. When you’re applying for jobs, both local and foreign, your chances of getting hired increase if you: 

  • Find out what your potential employer values in their employees by checking on their website and community pages. 
  • Adjust your resume and cover letter based on what you’ve learned. Customize and highlight the parts of your resume that you think will make you stand out from other applicants. 
  • Practice for the job interview. List down your answers to expected questions and do a mock interview. If it’s an online interview, make sure to test your equipment and internet speed. You might also want to invest in some noise cancelling tools. 
  • Get used to the New Zealand accent. Speaking English fluently is not enough for solid communication if you have a hard time understanding their accent. You can practice your listening skills by finding New Zealand media online. 

8. Submit your application.

After you triple-check that all your documents are complete, you should now be ready to proceed with your application. Contact the agency and they’ll be able to guide you through the rest of the process. 

 

How much does it cost to work with agencies to get a job in New Zealand?

Now that you know more about the process, you should learn about the expected costs of working with a POEA-accredited agency. 

1. No placement fee.

New Zealand has been a NO PLACEMENT FEE country since December 20143 with the agreement between their government and POEA. You can report to POEA any agency that is charging you a placement fee for a job in New Zealand. 

2. Employers will shoulder recruitment costs.

Under the “no placement fee” policy, employers will be required to pay for the following: 

  • Recruitment and placement fees 
  • Membership with the OWWA (Overseas Workers Welfare Administration) 
  • Visa application fee 
  • POEA processing fee 
  • Airfare 
  • Food and accommodation 

3. Applicants will shoulder documentation fees.

You will still need to pay for the following documentation fees

  • Passport – ₱950 for Regular (12 business days) and ₱1200 for Expedite (6 business days) 
  • NBI, Barangay and Police Clearance – NBI Clearance Fee ₱115 + ₱15 DST & ₱25 System Fee (Online). The barangay and police clearance fees depend on your location. 
  • PSA Authenticated Birth Certificate – ₱330 through online delivery 
  • Medical Exam – fees depend on the clinic 
  • PhilHealth Contribution – initial contribution of ₱2,400; additional contributions according to the salary indicated on the employment contract 
  • Pag-IBIG Membership – minimum of ₱100 

4. Other fees.

You will also need to pay for the following test fees

  • Trade/Skill Testing – depends on the job requirements 
  • Language Tests – such as IELTS and TOEFL. You can check the language scores you need at the New Zealand immigration website4

Reminder: Make sure to document all the transactions you have with your recruitment agency. That way, if there are any disputes, you can submit to POEA the documents they need to help with your case. 

 

What are the basic requirements for working in New Zealand?

By applying through a POEA-accredited recruitment agency, you can be assured that you have all the requirements you’d need for a job in New Zealand. For reference, here are the basic requirements: 

1. Job Specific Qualifications.

You need to show proof that you are eligible for the job that you are applying for. The agency should be able to tell you the specific requirements of the job, but you can also check them at New Zealand’s Jobs Database. These may include: 

  • Trade or Skill Testing – Get a recommendation from your recruitment agency regarding which assessments you need to take in order prove that you are skilled in a certain trade. 
  • Education – New Zealand uses the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF)5 to check if your education is valid and equivalent to a New Zealand one. You can find the Philippine equivalents at their immigration website.  

2. Proof of Job Offer.

You will need to show proof of a job offer from a New Zealand employer in order to apply for a work visa. 

3. New Zealand Work Visa.

For Filipinos coming to New Zealand for work, it is important to know that all work visas are temporary6 and only some of them can lead to permanent residence. Note that recruitment agencies only help with visa types that require job offers. These include: 

a. Visas that are purely temporary work visas, which are: 

  • The Essential Skills Work Visa7 lets you stay for work in New Zealand for up to 3 years depending on the pay rate. You can apply for this visa if you have specialist skills that the country needs and a) that occupation is in a New Zealand skill shortage list or b) your employer shows proof that they are unable to find a person in New Zealand suitable for the job. 

b. Visas that may lead to permanent residence, which are: 

  • The Skilled Migrant Category Visa8 will let you work and live in New Zealand indefinitely. They use a points-based system to evaluate applications with a minimum cut-off of 160 points. Use their points indicators tool if you want to find out how many points you have. 
  • The Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) will replace six existing visa categories9 including the Essential Skills Work Visa, Talent Work Visa and Long-Term Skill Shortage Visa. It was previously announced to start from November 1, 2021 but has since been postponed10 to July 4, 2022. If you are applying for work during this period, it will be important to talk to your agency about this since it will definitely affect you. 

Depending on the visa you are applying for, the requirements might be different. 

  • Language Test Scores. Currently, New Zealand accepts language tests from IELTS, TOEFL iBT, and PTE Academic, among others. The score needed depends on the visa. For example, under the Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa you need a 6.5+ score on the IELTS. Meanwhile, for the Residence from Work Visas you only need a 5.0+ score on the IELTS. 
  • No Stand-Down Period. Under the Essential Skills Work Visa, you need to show that you are not required to spend at least 12 consecutive months outside New Zealand in what is called a stand-down period. Meanwhile, there is no stand-down period requirement under the Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa. 

There are also requirements that are common regardless of the visa. These include: 

  • Proof of Identity. These are your official identification documents, such as passports, issued by the Philippine government. 
  • Proof of Health11. This is the medical exam you have to undergo to show that you are at an acceptable standard of health. The POEA-accredited agency should be able to recommend a clinic that’s part of New Zealand’s approved list. 
  • Proof of Good Character & Genuine Intentions12. Proof of good character means that you have no criminal record. Meanwhile, proof of genuine intentions means that you will only stay and do the things allowed under your New Zealand visa. 

Not sure which visa option is for you? Use the ‘Explore Visa Options’ tool at New Zealand’s immigration website. 

4. Philippine Government Requirements.

To ensure that Filipinos are adequately prepared for working overseas, POEA has implemented the following requirements: 

  • PEOS Certificate – The Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) is conducted online to prepare Filipinos for working abroad, as well as to help them avoid human trafficking and illegal recruitment. There are 8 modules in the assessment test that you need to pass. 
  • Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) – The OEC, also known as the exit/clearance pass13, is required for all Filipinos when departing as an overseas worker or when coming back to the country. The OEC is your proof that you are registered under POEA as a legal worker and you can use it to get exemptions from travel tax and airport terminal fees. 
 

Tips and Warnings.

1. New Zealand is strictly controlling travel from all countries to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As of October 2021, they have also temporarily stopped granting visas14, including work visas. Only critical workers are being granted border exemptions. However, you can still start preparing for your application, so you are ready for when they reopen their country to Filipino workers. 

2. The minimum wage in New Zealand15 is $20/hour or $160/day as of April 2021. It is the same across all New Zealand provinces. Note that if you are hired in New Zealand as a trainee, your salary might fall under the trainee minimum wage rate. If you think you are being paid less than minimum wage, contact Employment New Zealand for assistance. 

3. Compute your potential income versus the cost of living and taxes using the New Zealand Now cost of living calculator. This is a crucial step to ensure that it really is worth the move to New Zealand for work. While salaries are definitely higher in New Zealand, the cost of living is also much higher compared to the Philippines. 

4. Watch out for illegitimate agencies and fake employers. Here are some common signs that you are dealing with a possible scam: 

  • You are being asked to pay before you can get a job in New Zealand. The employer should be the one to pay the agency for the recruitment costs. 
  • The agency is not listed in the POEA database of agencies or their license has already expired. Licenses are only valid for 4 years and can also be revoked by POEA for serious violations. 
  • You can’t find anything about the company online. Legitimate employers are very likely to have their own official website or social media pages. 
  • There is insufficient information in the job description, and they refuse to elaborate. Never apply for jobs that don’t have all the details that you need. 
 

Frequently Asked Questions.

1. Do POEA-accredited agencies charge a placement fee for helping you get a job in New Zealand? 

No, New Zealand is one of the countries that have a NO PLACEMENT FEE policy. If you find yourself dealing with an agency that charges a placement fee, then make sure to report them to POEA. 

2. Are there Manila-based POEA-accredited agencies for jobs in New Zealand? 

Yes, there are many Manila-based recruitment agencies with active job orders. As of October 7, 2021, these are: 

AgencyOffice Location and Contact Details
1. 1ST Dynamic Personnel Resources Inc Address: 3rd Floor JLC Building, 8 Nicanor Ramirez, Don Manuel, Quezon City, Metro Manila 1113  Contact Number: (02) 3416 1848 
2. 21st Century Manpower Resources Inc  Address: Room 405 JR Bldg, 1520 Quezon Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila 1103  Contact Number: (02) 3410 1234 
3. ASH Manpower International Services Address: Unit A, B & C Balagtas Villas, 112 Balagtas St, Pasay City, Metro Manila 1300  Contact Number: (02) 8522 4470 
4. AL AXA International Manpower Services  Address: Room 505 Jalandoni Bldg, Mabini St, Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila 1000  Contact Number:  0955 780 9148 
5. Angelex Allied Agency Address: Aurora Plaza Bldg II, 11 Padre Faura St, Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila 1000  Contact Number:  0916 731 2423 
6. Ankor Management Services & Consultants Inc Address: Room 502 & 506 State Financing Center, Ortigas Ave, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila 1550  Contact Number:  (02) 8722 2178 
7. Asia Reach International Management & Contractors Services Inc  Address: 18F Ramon Magsaysay Center, 1680 Roxas Blvd, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila 1004  Contact Number:  (02) 8310 0881 
8. Bison Management Corporation Address: 3963 BMH Centre, 1205 Yague St, Makati, Metro Manila 1226  Contact Number:  (02) 8896 4669 
9. EDI-Staffbuilders International Inc  Address: Unit 703- 704 Corporate Center, Corporate Center, 139 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati, Metro Manila 1227  Contact Number: (02) 7215 3284 
10. EJM Global Manpower Corporation Address: EJM Building, 243 M. Suarez Avenue, Pasig, Metro Manila  Contact Number: (02) 8642 5127 
11. FMW Human Resources International Corporation  Address: Room 404 Doña Felisa Syjuco Bldg, 1004 Remedios St, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila 1004  Contact Number: (02) 8280 9471 
12. Golden Rammad International Manpower Services Address: Room 301-303 J Abad Santos Building, Gen Luna St, Paco, Manila, Metro Manila 1007  Contact Number: (02) 8714 4609 
13. Grand Placement & General Services Corp (Manila) Address: Unit 2A, 1636 Agoncillo St, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila 1004  Contact Number: (02) 8525 1031 
14. Greenfields International Manpower Services, Inc Address: ARC Bldg, 1916 Leon Guinto St, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila 1004  Contact Number: (02) 3393 9343 
15. HRD Employment Consultant & Multi-Services, Inc Address: 1618 Pilar Hidalgo Lim, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila 1004  Contact Number: (02) 8525 0280 
16. International Skill Development Inc (Makati) Address: Curie St, Makati, Metro Manila  Contact Number: (02) 8551 1910 
17. JGB Associates Inc Address: Unit 603 S & L Building, 1500 Roxas Blvd, Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila 1000  Contact Number: 0908 775 8778 
18. Long Term Recruiting & Development Corp Address: 3 Ponce St, San Lorenzo Village, Makati, Metro Manila 1223  Contact Number: (02) 8817 9220 
19. Louis International Manpower Services, Inc Address: 3rd Flr RCH Bldg, 673 Boni Ave, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila 1550  Contact Number: (02) 8477 3520 
20. Manumoti Manpower International Inc Address: 1928 Leon Guinto St, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila 1004  Contact Number: (02) 8353 0399 
21. OLM International Job Placement Corp  Address: Ground Flr Vermont Tower J, Nakpil St, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila 1004  Contact Number: (02) 8525 1139 
22. Parman Inc  Address: 7th Floor MGF Champaca Bldg, 156 Amorsolo St, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila 1229  Contact Number: (02) 8818-5971 
23. Peridot International Resources Inc  Address: Unit A, 1845 Dian St, Makati, Metro Manila 1235  Contact Number: (02) 8552 7826 
24. PNI International Corporation (Pasig) Address: Unit 209-210, Strata 2000 Bldg, Emerald Ave, Ortigas Center, Pasig, Metro Manila 1605  Contact Number: 0927 397 3881 
25. Premium Quality Work Solutions Corp  Address: Room 210, 2/F Rosemarie Hotel Building, Pasay, Metro Manila 1300  Contact Number: (02) 8893 9590 
26. Prime Manpower Resources Development Inc  Address: 21/F Strata 2000 Bldg, Emerald Ave, Ortigas Center, Pasig, Metro Manila 1600  Contact Number: (02) 8737 0123 
27. QRD International Placement Inc Address: Unit 201 FSS Building-II, 18 Scout Tuason St, Quezon City, Metro Manila 1103   Contact Number: (02) 8375 1142 
28. Rise Manpower Services, Inc Address: Ground Floor CSL Building, 1919 Agoncillo St, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila 1004  Contact Number: (02) 8536 5496 
29. RURU Global Recruitment Services Inc (Mandaluyong)  Address: Unit 902 Summit One Tower, 530 Shaw Blvd, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila 1552  Contact Number: (02) 8531 8505 
30. September Star, Inc Address: 3F Andrich Building, 2078 Edison St, Makati, Metro Manila 1234  Contact Number: (02) 8844 2534 
31. Sky Bourne International, Inc Address: 1679 Dian St, Makati, Metro Manila 1234  Contact Number: 0998 861 7201 
32. Staffhouse International Resources (Makati) Address: 43 West Point, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila 1109  Contact Number: (02) 8913 3333 
33. STB-DJL Human Link, Inc (Manila) Address: 1011-B Remedios St, Malate, Metro Manila 1004  Contact Number: (02) 8521 6636 
34. Uniplan Overseas Employment, Inc Address: 302 JP Rizal St, Project 4, Quezon City, Metro Manila 1109  Contact Number: 0917 805 5055 
35. Uniplan Overseas Employment, Inc Address: 302 JP Rizal St, Project 4, Quezon City, Metro Manila 1109  Contact Number: 0917 805 5055 
36. YWA Human Resource Corporation (Manila) Address: 1268 Gen Luna St, Paco, Manila, Metro Manila 1007  Contact Number: (02) 8524 7777 

3. Are there Cebu-based POEA-accredited agencies for jobs in New Zealand? 

Yes, there are also a few recruitment agencies that are Cebu-based. Listed below are those with active job orders as of October 7, 2021: 

AgencyOffice Location and Contact Details
1. Grand Placement & General Services Corp (Cebu) Address: Osmeña Blvd, Cebu City, Cebu 6000  Contact Number: (032) 262 7482 
2. International Skill Development, Inc (Cebu) Address: Room 201 LDM Building, MJ Cuenco Ave, Cebu, City, Cebu 6000  Contact Number: (032) 253 9605  
3. PNI International Corporation (Cebu) Address: Keppel Monte Center, 6000 Samar Loop, Cebu City, Cebu 6000  Contact Number: (032) 234 4413 
4. Staffhouse International Resources (Cebu) Address: Unit 506 Krizia Bldg, 110 Gorordo Ave, Cebu City, Cebu 6000  Contact Number: (032) 260 2085 
5. STB-DJL Human Link, Inc (Cebu) Address: Rm 207 LDM Bldg, MJ Cuenco St, Cebu City, Cebu 6000  Contact Number: (032) 254 2650 
6. YWA Human Resource Corporation (Cebu) Address: Unit 211 LDM Bldg, MJ Cuenco St, Cebu City, Cebu 6000  Contact Number: (032) 255 3525 

4. Can I get a job in New Zealand without going through POEA-accredited agencies? 

Yes, but it is highly recommended to go through POEA-accredited agencies to protect yourself from scams. Your alternatives16 would be to apply through specialist migrant job sites, such as New Kiwis, Working in New Zealand, and WorkHere, as well as going through New Zealand recruitment agencies17. Make sure to exercise due diligence if you don’t go through a POEA-accredited agency. 

5. How can New Zealand employers hire Filipinos through POEA? 

If you are hiring more than 5 Filipino workers, then you need to go through a POEA-accredited agency. You can contact them directly or ask a New Zealand recruitment agency to handle the arrangements for you.  

Once you become an accredited foreign employer, you can now send job orders to the POEA-accredited agency so they can begin recruiting Filipino workers for you. New Zealand Immigration has a detailed guide18 for anything you need to know about the process. 

 

References.

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