The Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List

The Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List, CISSL

On 17 December 2018, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) established the new Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List (CISSL) to support the government’s construction and infrastructure commitments.

The CISSL will help migrants with construction and infrastructure skills. 

It includes all occupations previously listed on the Canterbury Skill Shortage List and construction-related occupations on the Regional Skill Shortage List.

It covers all regions throughout New Zealand to meet their identified labour shortages.

The CISSL was reviewed in May 2019 to reflect labour market requirements. 

Jobseekers and employers who are interested in finding out which occupations are on the CISSL can look up the new list here: Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List. 


New Zealand's two other Skill Shortage Lists are

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