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Work in New Zealand


Work in New Zealand
- Carmela Bignotia, Aug 31, 2007

The door of New Zealand (NZ) is wide open for skilled foreign workers and professionals because of the current labor shortage in several industries. People who have a great chance to work and live in New Zealand are those whose occupations are included in NZs Immediate Skills Shortage List.

It is also important that applicants meet the required years of experience and other qualifications to be offered a job and issued a work permit in New Zealand. Applicants need to comply with the immigration requirements of New Zealand. Fortuately, it said that the migration system of New Zealand is one of the simplest in the world.

New Zealand has a Skilled Migrant Program to encourage foreign workers to move to New Zealand. The program works on a points system and the following are important factors to consider:

Below 56 years of age

Has a tertiary or trade qualification

At least two years work experience

Has a job offer in New Zealand

The list shows the professions that are in demand in New Zealand nowadays.


Broiler/Breeder farmManager

Electronic Service Technician

Agricultural Machinery Operator

Building Control Inspector

Engineering Draughtsperson



Aluminum Joiner


Fabric Finishing Specialist

Analytical Chemist

Clinical Research Associate



Conductive Education Practitioners

Furniture Upholsterer


Crane Operator

Graphic Artist

Asphalt/Road-pavement worker

Dental Therapist

Hospitality Supervisor

Automotive technician

Die Cutter Operator

Instrumentation Engineer



Electrical Engineering Technician


IT Specialist


Electrical Mechanical Fitter

Marine Engineer



Medical Doctors (exclusive for 1st year residents)


Montessori teacher


Pharmacy technician (Hospital)


Radio Frequency technician

Refrigeration Mechanic

Sewing machine technician

Telecommunication Engineer/Technician

Travel Consultant Senior


Electronic Service Technician


- Source: OFW Guide


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