News & Updates

Program helps families reunite faster

May 19, 2015 —Surrey— Over 50,000 of the popular Parent and Grandparent Super Visas have been issued since its December 2011 launch, as part of Phase I of the Action Plan for Faster Family Reunification.

This multiple-entry visa is valid for up to 10 years and provides parents and grandparents with the flexibility of being able to visit family in Canada for up to two years without needing to renew their status.

Company officials sentenced on migrant exploitation charges

Friday, October 16, 2015

Two people involved in the management of the Auckland Indian restaurant chain Masala have been sentenced at the Auckland District Court this morning on charges related to the exploitation of migrant workers.

The charges followed an extensive investigation by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). The investigation found that four Indian nationals were significantly underpaid between 2012 and 2014, forced to under record the hours they worked, return some of their pay back to their employer and not paid any holiday pay.

Joti Jain was sentenced to 11 months’ home detention with conditions, one of which is not to manage a business, employ anyone or undertake voluntary work or training without permission of the probation officer. She was also ordered to do 220 hours’ community work and ordered to pay almost $58,000 reparation. She pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to 15 charges, including exploitation and conspiracy charges, aiding and abetting a person to remain unlawfully in New Zealand and supplying false and misleading information to an immigration officer. The charges relate to four migrant workers.