Professions in high demand -
Skill Shortages in New Zealand
Immigration New Zealand has acknowledged that certain skills are in particularly high demand in New Zealand and is making it easier for migrants with those occupations to apply for a resident or work visa.
Skill Shortage List contains professions which are currently in high demand in New Zealand
and shows qualifications and/or experience required for work visas
as well as the recommended standard for work visa applicants with an offer
To look up the latest Immediate Skill Shortage List published in February 2013
The Long Term Skill Shortage List contains professions which are constantly in very high demand in New Zealand and shows qualifications and/or experience required for resident visas and bonus points under the Skilled Migrant Category.
To view the latest Long Term Skill Shortage List published in February 2013
Due to high demand of skills for the rebuild of the Christchurch/Canterbury region, a new list, the Canterbury Skill Shortage List, has been released in November 2012, containing construction, engineering, telecommunications and trades professions.
To see the Canterbury Skill Shortage List
All three lists are updated regularly by Immigration New Zealand to reflect the current labourmarket situation in New Zealand.
If you want to find out whether you might be eligible for a Permanent Resident visa under Skilled Migrant Category, please click below
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Skill Shortage Lists published in 2012/2013:
Long Term Skill Shortage List - February 2013