Monday 3 April 2017

Skilled Migrant Visa Applicants Can Look Forward to More Employment Opportunities

Forecasts for New Zealand’s economy are quite promising for immigrants looking for employment, particularly in the Auckland region. According to an Infometrics Regional Perspectives report, nearly 85,000 new jobs are expected to be created in Auckland over the next four years. At the same time, other parts of the country such as Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Nelson, Tasman, Marlborough and Otago are projected to experience significant job growth as well.

Data indicates that the continued employment growth is influenced by the 40-year high population increase in the country. A bigger and aging population consequently requires more able workers in residential subdivisions, roading, water and wastewater networks, as well as other infrastructure. As a result, employment in industries like civil engineering, health care, and social assistance go up.

This means an increase in job prospects that can become stable careers in the near future for immigrants. Applicants must first look up skill shortage lists that are modified based on which occupations employers and unions find it difficult to recruit for. Since New Zealand strongly values workers that can fill positions where specific skills are required, immigration is more likely to grant them a visa. A skilled migrant visa, for example, is often granted to a worker with skills found on the Essential Skills in Demand Lists complied by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2nRXa1v

Monday 6 March 2017


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.

If you think it’s time to move onto greener pastures, the first step is to get a New Zealand work visa.

Thriving Industries

Before you get started on your application process, however, see if some of your skills are on the list of skill shortages in New Zealand. This can guarantee to fast track your employment since businesses in all sectors will be actively scouting for workers. Some industries that have both long term and immediate shortages include Agriculture and Forestry, Construction, Engineering, Health and Social Services, Recreational, Hospitality and Tourism, Science and Trades. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2mgwwjJ

Tuesday 21 February 2017

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 with lower points may still submit EIOs, but there is a good chance that they will not be selected.

This, however, does not mean that interested individuals should be deterred from applying for a work visa in New Zealand to get residency in the future. Should you find yourself unable to meet requirements for SMC, you can apply for the Residence from Work Category. Read more from this blog http://bit.ly/2kzcX62.

Tuesday 3 January 2017

Clearing Up Confusion Regarding New Zealand Work Visa Policy Changes

In light of the recent changes implemented by Immigration New Zealand in the work visa policy in October this year, there has been some confusion regarding residency. People mistakenly believe that after obtaining a work visa, they will no longer be able to get residency. Unfortunately, this has led to people coming to the conclusion that going to New Zealand just isn’t worth it anymore. However, none of this is true, and Immigration aims to set things straight once and for all.

As of right now, the points-based resident policy for Skilled Migrant Visa follows a new set of rules. People who wish to apply for residency under this category must first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to Immigration New Zealand and meet minimum requirements for certain criteria. Read more from this blog.

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Recent Changes in Skilled Migrant Work Visa in New Zealand Take Effect

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. However, with the increased point threshold, applicants for the Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest (EOI) will now need 160 points or more to qualify.

Under this new policy, EOIs with 160 points or more will naturally be automatically selected from the pool, regardless of trade. For instance, a food technologist who has 160 points would be included in the pool as opposed to a civil engineer who failed to meet the requirement. However, those who have already been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) prior to this recent development can apply under the old policy. The same is true for people who have been selected but have not received their ITAs. Read more from this blog:

Thursday 3 November 2016

Learn the Basics on Applying for a Skilled Migrant Visa in New Zealand

New Zealand is teeming with employment opportunities not only for the locals, but for migrant workers as well. Not only can you follow a career in New Zealand, but you may also even work your way into being a resident in this country.

Generally, you have numerous options for a work visa including the Skilled Migrant Category. This is a points system based on a couple of factors, including age, work experience, qualifications, and an offer of skilled employment.

The requirements

In applying for a visa under the Skilled Migrant Category, you must provide proof of your identity and show that you’re of a good character and in good health. You must also have a great command of the English language, and you mustn’t be over the age of 55. Read more on this article:


Tuesday 1 November 2016

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.

Basic Requirements

There are a few ways to qualify for a work to residence visa, but the basic requirements for them remain the same. Fulfilling these should be your first priority. Firstly, you must have a valid passport with an expiry date not exceeding three months past the date when you have to leave New Zealand. It’s also required to have been working for at least two years and to be under the age of 56. Next are good health, good character and a genuine desire to work in the country. Read more on this article: