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APPLYING FOR AN ESSENTIAL SKILLS WORK VISA: WHAT JOBS ARE IN DEMAND?

According to experts, the employment market of New Zealand will continue to see the steady growth it has experienced in the last three years. And, while job opportunities will be available across the board, there are some specific skills that are urgently needed....

NZ LABOUR MARKET: JOB STABILITY FOR WORK TO RESIDENCE VISA APPLICANTS

The New Zealand labour market is at its peak condition this year with the unemployment rate down to a significant 5.3 per cent, the lowest since 2009.The employment rate, on the other hand, rose to 13 per cent which translates to about 31,000 people hired, and experts...

AMID THRIVING EMPLOYMENT, NOW IS THE TIME TO GO FOR A WORK VISA IN NZ

If you’re looking for employment opportunities overseas, New Zealand is one of the best places to be. With a thriving economy and numerous vacancies, New Zealand has always been an accommodating place for skilled migrant workers to find work. Now, job opportunities...

WHAT YOU NEED TO APPLY FOR A WORK TO RESIDENCE VISA IN NEW ZEALAND

A Work to Residence visa is something migrants on temporary work visas would need if they want to permanently live in New Zealand. Once you have this, you will automatically gain the formal status of a resident, and you will be allowed to stay in the country indefinitely. Of course, you will also be given access to various publicly funded services. Before you become a resident, however, you would need to be eligible first.

RECENT CHANGES IN SKILLED MIGRANT WORK VISA IN NEW ZEALAND TAKE EFFECT

Auckland, New Zealand (November 22, 2016) – Immigration New Zealand implemented changes for the skilled migrant work visa in New Zealand last October 12, 2016. Previously, those with who had 100 to 139 points with a job offer were invited to Apply for Residence under the old policy EOI.

TWO PATHWAYS TO ACQUIRE A RESIDENCE FROM WORK VISA IN NEW ZEALAND

Since the implementation of new changes regarding the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC), many applicants are finding it difficult to qualify. According to Immigration New Zealand, migrants would now need 160 points or more for an Expression of Interest (EOI). Applicants...

GROWTH IN EMPLOYMENT AND WAGE: MORE REASONS TO GET A WORK VISA IN NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand may as well be called a land of opportunities with the forecast of continual growth in employment. According to the latest labour market statistics released by Statistics New Zealand, employment, wage and labour force participation growth remain strong. In fact, in the past quarter alone, the employment rate rose to 66.9 percent, a full 2 points increase from the previous year. Salary and wage rates also went up in both private and public sectors. What’s even better is that there are plenty of job offers across all industries that could easily become viable career paths.