POEA: New Zealand is a No Placement Fee Country

Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) has shared a news release on their official Facebook page informing Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and job seekers that New Zealand is a No Placement Fee Country.

Apart from that, POEA also listed other countries that prohibit the collection of placement fees. Please find the details below.

In the news release dated December 19, 2014. Hans Leo J. Cacdac, the POEA administrator has warned recruitment agencies regarding charging placement fees from job applicants for the said country.

He added that poea licensed recruitment agencies are not allowed to charge recruitment or placement fees from OFWs who will work in countries that do not permit it.

Hans Leo Cacdac told that those recruitment agencies that will be found charging fees on no placement fee countries will have to face penalty such as cancellation of license, even those first-time offenders.

jobs in new zealand no placement fee 2016The POEA administrator advised the job applicants to report on their official Facebook page those agencies who will collect placement fees. The official FB page of POEA is www.facebook.com/mypoea (in case you guys do not know).

The new POEA hotline number can be read below:


Image credits to www.poea.gov.ph

Other countries that prohibit the collection of placement fees are the following: United States of America (H2B visa), Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Netherlands.

Read the details of the news release below:

News Release
December 19, 2014

No placement fee for New Zealand jobs

POEA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac warned recruitment agencies against charging placement fees from job applicants for New Zealand.
Cacdac said licensed recruitment agencies are not allowed to charge recruitment or placement fees from workers deployed to countries that prohibit the collection of such fees.

Cacdac said the New Zealand Embassy in the Philippines has validated the existence of New Zealand’s Wages Protection Act of 1983 which disallows employer to “seek or receive any premium in respect of the employment of any person, whether the premium is sought or received from the person employed or proposed to be employed or from any other person”.

Section 3, Rule V, Part II of the POEA Rules and Regulations Governing the Recruitment and Employment of Land-based Overseas Workers provides that a recruitment agency may charge and collect from its hired workers as placement fee, an amount equivalent to one month salary, exclusive of documentation costs, except where the prevailing system where the worker is to be deployed, either by law or practice, does not allow charging or collection of placement and recruitment fee.

Cacdac said the penalty of cancellation of license, even on the first offense, awaits recruitment agencies found charging or collecting placement fee for the deployment of OFWs to “no placement fee” countries.

Other countries that have prohibition on collection of placement fees are the United States of America (H2B visa), Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Netherlands.

Cacdac advised job applicants to report to the POEA through its official Facebook page agencies that collect placement fees for New Zealand jobs and the other countries mentioned above. /END

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Interested overseas Filipino workers and applicants who want to find jobs in New Zealand should visit POEA website to check the list of licensed recruitment agencies that have valid job orders for NZ.

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7 comments… add one
  • geralyn June 10, 2015, 9:51 am

    Thank you very much I finally found this this site and this is “No Placement Fee” really great! more power to this site. God Bless

  • mary grace g. baylon June 11, 2015, 11:31 am

    Im a a registered medical technology.im so inrerested to work at your country .kindly call asap if theres available position for me

  • Manuel Baltazar Leonor, Jr. April 13, 2016, 7:32 am

    I am very much thankful for having this job information. I am previously connected as government employee in the Philippines as Teacher and Public Servant and recently working here in Saudi Arabia under Dhahran Saudi Aramco project of Tamimi Global Company Ltd. as Multi Sports Instructor or Administrative Staff. My contract will be finished on July 2016. If I have a chance to work in abroad again I am willing to apply in any related position suited to my qualification and expertise. Thank you very much

  • Ellen Amoncio October 22, 2017, 3:58 am

    Dear MattsCradle,

    TEAM or just a solo advocate, I am definitely thanking you for the kind of MISSION you are spreading to onliners, like yours truly.

    MAY I clarify, however, if New Zealand Job Opportunities are keen to AGE limitations, like Japan, for example.

    I am carrying a local license in teaching, having yielded some 8 years of regular and special related experiences…and bearing a good number of successfully working TESDA graduates as well. By necessity I happen to have earned my own NC II in Bread and Pastry Production, Carpentry, and to follow soon in SMAW and Dressmaking. Am praying to REVIVE my erstwhile HOME Enterprises, GODPermitting, too, with a L-earning School of its own, as always for the disenfranchised youth and adults.

    KUDOS, keep it all UP, likewise, friend/s!


    • Adam October 22, 2017, 10:50 am

      Hi Ellen, I am sorry I do not have any idea if they are critical when comes to age limit. I would suggest that you ask the hiring manpower agency about your concern.

      • rudy balogto October 24, 2017, 1:39 pm

        Thanks ma’am

  • Sharlyn Ap-Ap January 3, 2019, 6:15 am

    very nice

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