Bonus points for expertise in an Identified Future Growth Area

Identified Future Growth Areas


This option is not longer available, following the policy changes that have taken effect in August 2017.


 Read more about the Skilled Migrant Category changes


The following industries used to be classified as identified future growth areas because they were thought to offer New Zealand considerable opportunity to increase its prosperity:

  • Biotechnology
  • Information Communications Technology
  • Creative industries (Advertising, Software & Computing Services, Publishing, TV and Radio, Film and Video, Architecture, Design, Designer Fashion, Music and Performing Arts, Visual Arts)


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Read more about becoming a New Zealand resident through the Skilled Migrant Category:


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