The Long Term Skill Shortage List, LTSSL
The Long Term Skill Shortage List identifies occupations where there is a sustained and on-going shortage of highly skilled workers both globally and throughout New Zealand.
If your profession is listed on the LTSSL, you can realistically assume that your chances of finding employment are above average.
If you get a job offer in an occupation on the LTSSL and meet the further requirements, you may be granted a work visa under the Work to Residence category.
You may be eligible to apply for residence in two years, provided you meet standard requirements, and that job has a base salary of at least NZ$45,000.
This list is also important for migrants who are applying for a resident visa under the Skilled Migrant Category: If your qualification is on this list, you might qualify for bonus points for your Expression of Interest.
View the current Long Term Skill Shortage List.
New Zealand's two other Skill Shortage Lists are
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