The Regional Skill Shortage List, RSSL
The Regional Skill Shortage List includes occupations where skilled workers are immediately required in New Zealand.
If your profession is listed, you can assume that there is a high demand for your skills and that not enough New Zealand citizens or residents are available to fill the skill gap.
You may be granted an Essential Skills work visa and faster processing of your work visa application will be guaranteed if you are offered a job on the RSSL and meet all further requirements of the visa policy.
Find out if your occupation is listed in the current Regional Skill Shortage List.
New Zealand's two other Skill Shortage Lists are:
Find out how the Skill Shortage Lists help you with your visa application and what they mean for your job search.
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