Is Assistant Store Manager position good enough to get eligible for a Level 1-3 essential skills visa. My pay rate is $21.50/ hr. I have studied level 8 business. If yes, Will it be granted for a year or 3 years or depends on case to case?
The short answer is No. In the scope of current Essential Skills work visa policy, your occupation is assessed against ANZSCO. You may be granted a medium skilled work visa of upto three years only if you are employed in a skill level 1,2or 3 roles or if your salary meets the requirements otherwise (it also has to be genuine salary for your occupation as per the market rate). Your role of assistant manager is most likely going to be assessed as a skill level 4 role. comparable to a Retail Supervisor, as per the current trend of Immigration New Zealand. Thus, you are likely to be granted a one-year work visa.