The Green List is a new list of occupations that qualify for a New Zealand residency pathway. It is shorter and more focused than the old Regional Skills Shortage List. Many (but not all) of the roles on the Long-Term Skills Shortage List are also on the Green List.
To qualify for a work visa under the Green List, an overseas applicant must have a job offer that matches that occupation’s description or requirements and prove that their overseas qualification meets the comparable New Zealand qualification standard for their occupation.
The Green List will make it easier for employers to hire and attract migrants for specified high-skilled, hard-to-fill occupations, with guaranteed residence pathways for eligible people.
The Green List is about making it easier to attract globally in-demand workers, but it is not the only pathway to residence available. Other employers will still be able to access skilled migrants, and many will also have a path to NZ residence through the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC).
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