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In Demand Skills in New Zealand

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The New Zealand Government ensures that employment opportunities are first available to its residents and then the migrants. Despite this, those migrants who have the right skills and qualifications are welcomed and absorbed in New Zealand.

Skill Shortage Lists in New Zealand

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) manages three different types of Skill Shortage List. There is Regional Skill Shortage List (RSSL), Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL), and Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List (CISSL).

These lists include many occupations – from across different sectors – which New Zealand employers say not enough locals are available. These are roles which require skills and qualifications that not enough New Zealanders have. So, a gap exists here for those migrants who have the necessary skills and qualifications to fill the void.

Preparing to Move to New Zealand?

If you want to move to New Zealand, aligning your profile with one that on Skill Shortage Lists may prove benificial. Apart from meeting the visa eligibility it can even open the pathway to your permanent residency.

If you have the relevant skills and qualifications, you can claim bonus points when lodging your Expression of Interest (EOI). You can even skip the Labour Market Test (LMT) for your Essential Skills Work Visa. If you’re a student, you can choose to study at any of the education providers in NZ and qualify in identified skill shortage areas. By training yourself in this area, you may quickly get on a pathway to permanent residence.

Most Wanted Skills in New Zealand

There are many types of skills in different industries, trades, and professions that are in demand in New Zealand. It ranges from a Quantity Surveyor, Registered Nurse (Aged Care), Veterinarian, Multimedia Specialist (Film Animator), and Chef etc. on LTSSL to Teacher, Accountant, a Dairy Cattle Farmer, Baker, and Panelbeater etc. on RSSL.

You can find more about the skills and qualifications that are very high in demand in the country using the INZ skill-shortage list checker. If you possess any of the skills on any of the lists and meet the basic outlined requirements, you can move to New Zealand to work and live.

Get Expert Immigration Advice

If you want to learn more about the immigration policies, eligibility criteria, and options connect with Immigration Advisers New Zealand Ltd.

We are a highly experienced team of Licensed Immigration Advisers, who provide the widest range of immigration services. We can assist you to successfully apply for and get a New Zealand visa under the appropriate category. Such categories may include Skilled Migrant Category (SMC), and Essential Skills Work Visa.

Get in touch with us today, talk to an experienced Licensed Immigration Adviser, and get free profile assessment done.

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