The Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List (CISSL)
The Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List identifies specific construction occupations needed in particular regions, to support the government’s construction and infrastructure commitments.
Specific construction industry labour demands have been identified for 15 regions:
Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Whanganui-Manawatu, Wellington, Nelson-Tasman, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago and Southland.
What does it mean for you if your job is listed in the CISSL?
If you have been offered a job in one of those regions, you may be granted an Essential Skills work visa and faster processing of your work visa application will be guaranteed, providing you meet all further requirements of the visa policy.
If your skills are listed on the CISSL as well as on the LTSSL, you may be eligible to apply for residence in two years, provided you meet standard requirements, and that occupation has a base salary of at least NZ$45,000.
View the current Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List and find out if your occupation is listed.
New Zealand's two other Skill Shortage Lists are
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