NEW ZEALAND IMMIGRATION INTRODUCTION
Rated as world’s second safest country in comparison to 162 countries in 2017 Global Peace Index, New Zealand seems the best option for migration.
From sandy beaches to rugged coastlines, this beautiful country never failed to attract tourists. Glaciers, mountains, subtropical forest, volcanic plateaus-you see it all here.
Career Options in New Zealand
With excellent job prospects and world-class education system, New Zealand beckons immigrants from all over the world.
New Zealand has career opportunities in Engineering, IT, and Health sectors. New Zealand welcomes immigrant with specific skills set. Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE) releases the “Essential Skills in Demand” (ESID) list and updates regularly in accordance to the needs of New Zealand’s labour market.
ESID lists includes:
- Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL)- lists occupations that has shortage of skilled workers in New Zealand.
- Regional Skill Shortage List (RSSL)- lists the skill shortages pertaining to specific regions.
- Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List (CISSL)- this lists the short-term shortages in the New Zealand’s construction labor market.
These lists help migrants to find skill sets that are in high demand in New Zealand.
A skill set featuring in shortage list means, native citizens are not available to fill the position and an overseas worker can fill in the position.
Immigrants with skills listed on Essential Skills in Demand(ESID) can apply for temporary work and even get resident visas in certain cases.
Some of the skills featuring in ESID lists are:
- Agriculture and Forestry
- Hospitality and Tourism
Higher Education Options in New Zealand
If your skill is not featured on the shortage list, you can still obtain a visa with a job offer for an employer. Also you may apply for a skilled migrant category resident visa.
New Zealand with its unique teaching methodology provides higher studies options in diverse fields like Business, Engineering, Tourism , Hospitality, IT.
New Zealand University offers academic programmes in undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral levels.
A safe learning environment is assured by government of New Zealand by its Education code of practice (Pastoral Care of International Students), developed to take care of their international students.
Any course longer than 3 months require a student visa. You can do short course of duration less than 3 months with a visitor visa. Having a student visa, allow you to work part time in New Zealand, which helps you in gaining work experience as well as meeting your living expenses.
A post study work visa allows you to stay back up to 3 years in New Zealand.
Visa Options in New Zealand
New Zealand welcomes migrants to help support its economic growth. Some of the visa options to consider to migrate to New Zealand are:
- Working holiday visa
- Essential skills visa
- Skilled migrant visa
- Work to residence visa
- Partner and children visa
- Student visa
- Business visa
- Investment visa