Working in New Zealand

Working in New Zealand

If you have New Zealand residency, there are no barriers to you finding employment here. If you are applying for residency, then having particular work skills and qualifications will gain you more points on the immigration department scale than others, as the government tries to fill areas of specific skill shortages.

The lists of skill shortage sectors are updated regularly on the immigration department website www.immigration.govt.nz  but to give you an idea, areas of skill shortage and absolute shortage may include roles in the IT and Medical (including GPs) sectors, Dental, Engineering (particularly electrical, chemical and electronic).

For the most recently updated list of skills shortages and the qualifications required, visit the immigration department site.

To get an idea of the kind of roles available in New Zealand, there are a number of online sites listing opportunities including Seek, TradeMe Jobs and MyJobSpace.