New Zealand Jobs for Foreigners, Skill Shortage List in 2022 (2022)

New Zealand has thousands of jobs for foreigners according to their recently released long term skill shortage list, regional skill shortage list and construction, and infrastructure skill-shortage list in 2022.

You will see here the list of jobs that are available for foreigners as New Zealand does not have enough manpower to fill up the positions. Due to this, they have to give it to qualified and experienced foreigners who are willing to live and work in New Zealand.

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Why Foreigners should Live and Work in New Zealand

There are many reasons to choose New Zealand as a country to live with family and for work. It is ranked third in the world when it comes to ‘work-life balance,’ and ranked first for ‘quality of life’ according to the survey made by HSBC.

In another survey conducted also by HSBC, New Zealand ranked 2nd overall country as the best place in the world for expats and foreigners to live and work. It occupies the same spot for 4 years in a row from 2015 to 2018. Edging other expats favored countries including the likes of Canada, Singapore, Switzerland, Bahrain, Germany, and Sweden.

New Zealand is the second safest country in the world based on the details at worldpopulationreview.com. NZ ranked 2nd safest as compared to 163 other countries. One of NZ’s popular city, Auckland belongs to the top 10 greatest cities to live in based on telegraph.co.uk.

According to world.bymap.org the unemployment rate in New Zealand is just around 5.1% which is way better than the global average of 8.6%.

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Aside from the rankings and surveys, New Zealand is a beautiful country. It can be attributed to its friendly and very hospitable people. Plus, the breath-taking landscape of both North and South Island which were used as the location for movies such as Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Hobbit Trilogy, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Mission Impossible 6 to name a few.

Are you one of those foreigners who are interested to find jobs in New Zealand and make it your home? You can check out the skill shortages of the aforementioned country. Maybe there are available positions that are comparable to your educational background and work experience.

New Zealand Skills Shortages for Foreigners

The list is based on the long-term and regional skills shortage list as of May 2019. The overseas qualifications must be comparable to NZ standard qualifications list.

Long Term Skill Shortage List

Construction

  • Construction Project Manager
  • Project Builder (including building project manager and site foreman)
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Surveyor

Engineering

  • Chemical Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Production or Plant Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Engineering Professionals NEC
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electronic Engineering Technician
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Telecommunications Network Engineer

Finance / Business

  • Procurement Manager

Health and Social Services

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist
  • General Practitioner
  • Medical Radiation
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist – including Cytotechnologist (Cytoscientist)
  • Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
  • Physicist (Medical)
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
  • Sonographer
  • Specialist Physician in Palliative Medicine
  • Surgeon (General)
  • Veterinarian

ICT, Electronics and Telecommunications

  • Multimedia Specialist (Film Animator)
  • ICT Project Manager
  • Organization and Methods Analyst
  • ICT Business Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Web Developer
  • Analyst Programmer
  • Developer Programmer
  • Software Engineer, Software Tester, and Software and Applications Programmers NEC
  • Database Administrator
  • ICT Security Specialist
  • Systems Administrator
  • Computer Network and Systems Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • ICT Quality Assurance Engineer, ICT Support Engineer, and ICT Systems Test Engineer
  • ICT Support and Test Engineers NEC
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Telecommunications Network Engineer
  • ICT Customer Support Officer

Recreation, Hospitality and Tourism

  • Chef (Chef de Partie or higher)

Science

  • Other Spatial Scientist
  • Environmental Research Scientist
  • Food Technologist

Trades

  • Automotive Electrician
  • Diesel Motor Mechanic (including Heavy Vehicle Inspector)
  • Electrician (General)
  • Electric Line Mechanic

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New Zealand Regional Skill Shortage List

This list includes skill shortages in a particular region where there are no residents or New Zealand citizens who have the skill set to occupy the positions.

Northland

Agriculture and Forestry

  • Apiarist
  • Arborist
  • Beef Cattle Farmer (farm manager)
  • Dairy Cattle Farmer (farm manager)
  • Market Gardener (crop production / Agronomist Manager)
  • Pig Farmer (farm manager or assistant farm manager)

Education

  • Early Childhood (pre-primary school) Teacher
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow (University Lecturer)
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • University Lecturer

Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson

Finance / Business

  • Accountant

Health and Social Services

  • Anaesthetic Technician
  • Medical Technicians NEC (Dialysis Technician)
  • Midwife
  • Resident Medical Officer (excluding First and Second year resident Medical Officers)
  • Specialist Physician (general medicine)
  • Cardiologist
  • Paediatrician
  • Specialist Physicians NEC
  • Emergency Medicine Specialist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Medical Practitioners NEC

Recreation, Hospitality and Tourism

  • Jockey (Trackwork Rider)
  • Outdoor Adventure Guide (Skydive Tandem Master)
  • Snowsport Instructor (including technicians)

Trades

  • Baker
  • Composite Technician
  • Electronic Equipment Trades Worker
  • Metal Casting Trades Worker (Foundry Moulder), Fabricator
  • Metal Machinist (First Class) (CNC Machinist)
  • Motor Mechanic (General)
  • Motor Mechanic (General) (Automotive Air Conditioning Technician)
  • Panelbeater
  • Plastics Technician
  • Plastics Technician (Plastics Engineer)
  • Sheetmetal Trades Worker
  • Vehicle Painter

Southland

Agriculture and Forestry

  • Apiarist
  • Arborist
  • Beef Cattle Farmer (farm manager)
  • Dairy cattle farmer (farm manager)
  • Dairy cattle farmer (assistant farm manager)
  • Market Gardener (crop production / agronomist manager)
  • Pig Farmer (farm manager or assistant farm manager)
  • Winemaker (viticulturist / specialist positions – not pickers)

Education

  • Early childhood (pre-primary school) teacher
  • Primary school teacher
  • Post-doctoral fellow
  • Secondary school teacher
  • University lecturer

Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician

Health and Social Services

  • Anaesthetic Technician
  • Medical Technicians NEC (Dialysis technician)
  • Midwife
  • Resident Medical Officer (excluding first and second year resident medical officers)
  • Specialist Physician (general medicine)
  • Cardiologist
  • Paediatrician
  • Specialist physicians nec
  • Emergency Medicine specialist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Medical practitioners nec

Recreation, Hospitality and Tourism

  • Jockey
  • Jockey (trackwork rider)
  • Outdoor Adventure Guide (Skydive tandem master)
  • Snowsport Instructor
  • Snowsport Instructor (including technicians)

Trades

  • Baker
  • Composite Technician
  • Electronic Equipment Trades Worker
  • Metal Casting Trades Worker (foundry moulder), Metal Fabricator, Metal Machinist (first class) (CNC Machinist)
  • Motor Mechanic (General), Motor Mechanic (General)(Automotive Air conditioning technician)
  • Panelbeater
  • Plastics technician
  • Plastics technician (Plastics Engineer)
  • Sheetmetal trades worker
  • Vehicle Painter

What I have noticed is there are skill shortages that are common in every part of New Zealand. Though there are distinct skill shortages that are needed only for North, and / or for South Island. For specific regions / cities skill shortages you can visit https://skillshortages.immigration.govt.nz/

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4 Simple Ways to Find Jobs in New Zealand for Foreigners in 2022

Apply for a Work Visa

If you will be coming from overseas, as a foreigner, you can find jobs in New Zealand through online job websites and recruitment companies. As a migrant, you need first to have a job offer before you can apply for a work visa.

There are numerous online job sites that foreigners can submit their resumes / CV to be able to connect with New Zealand employers. Based on newzealandnow.govt.nz these are the job websites which you can consider:

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There are also a handful of industry specific job websites that foreigners can submit their resumes to be able to connect with NZ based companies.

Apply for a Resident Visa

This is another option for foreigners to be able to find jobs in New Zealand, which is to apply for a resident visa.

If you are unsure about what type of visa is right for you. You can explore different visa options depending on your objective. There is a skilled migrant category resident visa, long term skill shortage list work visa or resident visa, talent (accredited employer) work visa, and other visa options that can help you live in New Zealand permanently.

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https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa

Apply for Working Holiday Visa

Foreigners can also apply for jobs in New Zealand through a working holiday visa. These types of visas allow you to stay for a period of 12 months to work and explore New Zealand. If you are from United Kingdom or Canada you may be granted 23 months working holiday visa. If you will be granted 23 months visa needs to provide a general medical certificate.

Plus, you also need to have funds to purchase your return ticket. Also, your main reason for coming to New Zealand is for holiday, work is only your secondary objective. This type of visa was made possible because NZ has working holiday scheme agreements with numerous countries. This includes but not limited to the Philippines, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Brazil, Malaysia, and the USA.

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https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/options/work/thinking-about-coming-to-new-zealand-to-work/working-holiday-visa

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Apply through Recruitment Companies

There are numerous accredited recruitment companies which you can find at www.careers.govt.nz. Employers based in New Zealand most of the time seek the help of recruitment agencies to do the screening of job applicants on their behalf.

Basically, you can see there the respective websites of the recruitment companies for general jobs, specialist jobs, and industry-specific job vacancies. There are job websites for immigrants, US citizens, people with disabilities, for youth, students, and graduates and for job seekers aged 55 and above. If the expats are hired for the job, it will be the employer who will process the visa sponsorship.

Read also: How to Find jobs in Australia as Foreigners

What are the Best Cities to find work in New Zealand and Median Salary

New Zealand has numerous cities that expats can consider when finding jobs and eventually settle in the said country with their families. The factors can be the location, pay rates, job availabilities relative to their skills and expertise, and cost of living.

Popular cities include Wellington the country’s capital, Auckland, Christchurch, Nelson, Tasman, Marlborough, and Hamilton.

Westpac.co.nz made a research about the mentioned cities. According to their top picks Wellington ranks first as it is one of the most livable cities in the world of 2018 by Deutche Bank.

Wellington has the second-highest available jobs posting online at 9.74 per 1000 residents with age ranging from 20 to 64 years old. The city has a median salary of $1,247 per week or roughly $4988 per month for full-time employees. The cost of living is lower as compared to Auckland.

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Auckland is one of their top picks, as it has a median salary of $1,151 per week. It has higher job listings at 10.55 jobs posting per 1000 residents.

Christchurch has a median salary of $1,150 per week. The job listing online is at 7.9 per 1000 residents.

Nelson, Tazman, and Marlborough, cities which are part of the South Island is included in the Westpac top picks. The median salary is considered to be low at $1000 per week. The three cities have an impressive job posting. Nelson has 8.36, Tazman has 9.49, and Marlborough has 7.32 per 1000 residents.

Hamilton, another city on North Island belongs to the list. The median salary is $1122 per week which is slightly lower than New Zealand’s 3 popular cities. The job posting is, however, quite low at 6.28 per 1000 residents.

Foreigners Population in New Zealand

In March 2019, Stats.gov.nz data showed that New Zealand has an estimated population of 4.9 Million, 34 percent of which are residing in Auckland.

The March 2018 census shows that there were 1.2M people who were born overseas and are now living in the country. The expats ethnicity is composed of Europeans, Asians, Pacific, Middle Eastern, Latin American, and African. The English language is being spoken by 95 percent of the people.

Asians have a combined population of 700k: 230k of which are Chinese, 220k of which are Indian, and 72k are Filipinos.

Popular Cities of New Zealand

The capital city of New Zealand is Wellington. It is located in the southern part of the North Island. It is the second populous city of the country with a population of 418K just next to Auckland which has a 1.6M population. The third populous city is Christchurch with 404K located on South Island. Other popular cities of NZ are Hamilton, Tauranga, Napier, and Queenstown.

* I hope this helps guys!

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FAQs

How can I move to New Zealand in 2022? ›

You are eligible to come to New Zealand if you are
  1. a NZ citizen.
  2. a NZ permanent resident or resident visa holder.
  3. an Australian citizen or permanent residence visa holder where NZ is your primary place of residence.
  4. a partner or dependent child of an NZ citizen or resident and hold a visa based on your relationship.

What is long term shortage list NZ? ›

The Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) identified occupations where there was a sustained and ongoing shortage of highly skilled workers both globally and throughout New Zealand. The LTSSL was used to assess Long Term Skill Shortage work visa applications and some Essential Skills work visa applications.

Is New Zealand looking for skilled workers? ›

Most migrants to New Zealand will do so after finding 'skilled' employment in the country. This “offer of skilled employment” is the key requirement for many temporary and residence class visas, including the popular Skilled Migrant Category and the Green list residence category.

Can you get sponsored to work in New Zealand? ›

First thing First, You need to Find a Job in NZ

Apply for the Jobs in the companies that are given above. They are authorized to sponsor international applicants. It is perfectly legal to apply for jobs before you get a visa. After getting a Job the head of the Job will help you in all application processes.

Which jobs are in demand in New Zealand? ›

Work in New Zealand
  • Healthcare. Toggle. Psychiatrist jobs in New Zealand. ...
  • Health technology.
  • Information technology. Toggle. Developer programmer jobs in New Zealand. ...
  • Agriculture & forestry.
  • Construction. Toggle. Construction project manager jobs in New Zealand. ...
  • Education.
  • Engineering. Toggle. ...
  • Science.
22 Jul 2022

Is it cheaper to live in New Zealand or Australia? ›

When comparing the cost of living in New Zealand vs Australia, New Zealand is the more affordable country to live in. On average, consumer prices in New Zealand are 3.96% lower than in Australia. Rent and groceries cost 17.70% and 5.92% less. Eating out at a restaurant will also cost less in New Zealand.

What is level 3 qualification in NZ? ›

Qualification types on the NZQF
LevelCertificate
3 iCertificate
NZQF Level 3 Some operational and theoretical knowledge in a field of work or study. Learn more about Level 3
2 iCertificate
NZQF Level 2 Basic factual and/or operational knowledge of a field of work or study. Learn more about Level 2
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How can a foreigner get a job in New Zealand? ›

If you will be coming from overseas, as a foreigner, you can find jobs in New Zealand through online job websites and recruitment companies.
...
Apply for a Work Visa
  1. www.workhere.co.nz.
  2. www.workingin-newzealand.com.
  3. www.trademe.co.nz.
  4. www.seek.co.nz.
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Which sectors have skills shortages? ›

Some of the industries experiencing the brunt of this skills gap include: Manufacturing. Engineering. Digital Sector.
...
  • Manufacturing. ...
  • Engineering. ...
  • Digital Sector. ...
  • Software. ...
  • Finance & Business. ...
  • Construction. ...
  • Logistics.

What skills are in short supply in New Zealand? ›

Immigration New Zealand's skill shortage lists
  • Arts and Media.
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation.
  • Farming, Fishing, Forestry and Mining.
  • Construction and Infrastructure.
  • Business.
  • Health and Community.
  • IT and Telecommunications.
  • Education and Social Sciences.

How can I get a job offer in New Zealand? ›

  1. Getting job-ready.
  2. Job websites & recruitment companies.
  3. Qualifications and occupational registration.
  4. Develop a NZ-style CV.
  5. Succeeding in job interviews. Toggle. Make a strong start. Manage the amount of information you give. Interpret the interviewer's intentions. ...
  6. Tips for success.
2 Aug 2022

How do I apply for skilled migrants in New Zealand? ›

The application process
  1. Stage 1. 1 Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) ...
  2. 2 We invite you to apply for residence. Periodically we'll select EOIs from our pool. ...
  3. Stage 2. 3 You send us your Application for Residence. ...
  4. 4 We make a decision about your application. How long it takes to process a visa application.

What companies give work visa? ›

Top companies that sponsor H-1B visas
  • Accenture.
  • Amazon.
  • Apple.
  • Deloitte.
  • Ernst and Young.
  • IBM.
  • Infosys.
  • Qualcomm Technologies.
9 Aug 2022

What is the age limit to immigrate to New Zealand? ›

To qualify for a resident visa under the Skilled Migrant policy, you must meet all of the following minimum requirements: must be under the age limit of 56 years. must be of good character. you must have an acceptable standard of health.

Can I get a NZ work visa without a job offer? ›

INZ makes it very clear that you need a full-time job offer from an Accredited Employer before making your Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa application.

What's the easiest job to get hired at? ›

18 Easiest Jobs That Pay Well and are Achievable
#CareerMedian Salary
1Groundskeeper or Landscaping Assistant$31,730
2Taxi Driver or Chauffeur$32,320
3Virtual Customer Service Representative$35,830
4Phlebotomy Technician$36,320
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Which city has the most job opportunities in New Zealand? ›

Auckland

It also has by far the most job listings per person, at 10.55 ads for every 1,000 residents.

What is the job in high demand as of 2022? ›

Here are the best jobs of 2022:

Medical and Health Services Manager. Software Developer. Data Scientist. Financial Manager.

Is New Zealand better than Canada? ›

New Zealand is a peaceful and clean country, with a great climate in comparison to Canada. New Zealand also offers you better study, work, and business opportunities but at some point, it lags behind Canada.

Is NZ better than Australia? ›

Australia has a better quality of life

New Zealand is the safer nation. In 2019, New Zealand was ranked the safest nation in the world and overall we have a lower crime rate than across Tasman. New Zealand was also ranked as the least corrupt country in the world for the third time.

Is rent expensive in New Zealand? ›

The average rent is around 400 NZD (265 USD) a week for a small home (one or two bedrooms), and 530 NZD (350 USD) for a two- or four-bedroom apartment or house. However, rent prices in New Zealand will largely change depending on the region.

What is Level 5 qualification in NZ? ›

New Zealand Diploma level 5 qualifies you with theoretical and/or technical knowledge and skills within a specific field of work or study. Must contain 72 credits at level 5 and have at least 120 of all credits contributing to the qualification at level 4 or above.

What is a Level 7 qualification in New Zealand? ›

Level 7 graduate certificates, graduate diplomas and Bachelor's degrees. Level 8 postgraduate certificates, postgraduate diplomas and Bachelor's Honours degrees. Level 9 Master's degrees. Level 10 doctoral degrees.

What is Level 2 qualification? ›

Level 2 qualifications are: CSE - grade 1. GCSE - grades 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 or grades A*, A, B, C. intermediate apprenticeship.

Is New Zealand Open for foreign workers? ›

Visa applications to visit, work, or study in New Zealand are open.

How do I get a job if I have no experience? ›

How to Get an Entry-Level Job with No Experience
  1. Find a Personal Connection. ...
  2. Tell Your Story in the Cover Letter. ...
  3. Explain the “Why” on Your Resume. ...
  4. Don't Undersell Your Experience. ...
  5. Tailor Resume to the Job Description. ...
  6. Research the Company and the People. ...
  7. Prepare for the Interview. ...
  8. Make the Most Out of the Interview.

Can I work in New Zealand if I am over 30? ›

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As it stands, Britons up to the age of 30 can live and work in New Zealand for 23 months under the current remits of the visa programmes. But from 2024, everyone aged up to 36 can apply to stay and find employment, at any skill level, for up to three years.

Which jobs have the biggest shortages? ›

According to the survey, the most difficult roles to fill are in Education, Health, Social Work, Government, Information Technology, Telecoms, Communications and Media, Banking, Finance, Insurance and Real Estate.

Which industries are struggling to hire? ›

For example, durable goods manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, and education and health services have a labor shortage—these industries have more unfilled job openings than unemployed workers with experience in their respective industry.

What industries need more workers? ›

The Top 7 Industries Hiring Now… and After COVID-19
  • Food retailing and delivery. ...
  • Food product manufacturing and wholesaling. ...
  • Healthcare. ...
  • Information Technology. ...
  • Transport, postal and warehousing. ...
  • Call Centres. ...
  • Mining. ...
  • Post-COVID-19 boom industries.

Which job is best in New Zealand? ›

The highest-paying job in New Zealand is that of CEO or Managing Director. They earn, on the low end, around NZ$120,000 per year and, on average, around NZ$560,000 per year.
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What Is the #1 Highest-Paid Position in New Zealand?
PositionAverage Annual Salary
CEONZ$560,000
JudgeNZ$413,000
Radiation OncologistNZ$387,500
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What job makes the most money in New Zealand? ›

New Zealand's highest-paying jobs
RANKINDUSTRYROLE
1Healthcare & MedicalGeneral Practitioner
2Information & Communication TechnologyChange Manager
3Information & Communication TechnologyArchitect
4Information & Communication TechnologySolutions Architect
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Is it easy to get a job in New Zealand? ›

Not only is it relatively easy to start a business in New Zealand, but there are also many in-demand jobs that are easy to take up as self-employed. These would be a good guarantee of a place in the job market.

How much money do you need in the bank to move to New Zealand? ›

This requires that you have a yearly income of NZD 60,000 (roughly GBP 32,000), NZD 1 million to invest over four years, and another NZD 500,000 to live on. You can apply for permanent residence after four years.

Do you need IELTS to work in New Zealand? ›

If you wish to work in New Zealand, you must meet the minimum standard of English required by the New Zealand Government. The New Zealand Government requests IELTS as evidence of English language proficiency for many visas, including those within the Skilled Migrant, Business, and Residence from Work categories.

Is it hard to get a work visa in New Zealand? ›

In general, it may be difficult to get a work visa in New Zealand due to limited spots or tight deadlines for application. If your country has a set quota, that means applications will open on a specific day.

What are the 4 types of immigration? ›

In U.S. immigration, there are four main categories of immigration status, including U.S. citizens, permanent or conditional residents, non-immigrants, and undocumented immigrants.

Can we apply PR without IELTS? ›

Many PNP streams selects and nominates eligible candidates from the Express entry pool for Canada PR even with a low IELTS score ranging between CLB 4-6. Let's find out the best Provincial Nominee program via which you can obtain PR in Canada without IELTS score of minimum CLB 7 or above.

How much IELTS score required for New Zealand PR? ›

New Zealand

This includes those within the skilled migrant, investor and entrepreneur, residence from work and parent categories. The minimum IELTS score for New Zealand immigration is 6.5.

Which company hire foreign workers? ›

Other well-known companies you may be familiar with that hire hundreds or thousands of foreign H-1B workers include: Aecom, American Airlines, American Express, AT&T, Best Buy, Bloomberg, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Boeing, Citibank, Comcast, Costco, CVS Pharmacy, Dell, FedEx, Ford Motor, General Electric, General Motors, ...

How do I get a company to sponsor my visa? ›

For nonimmigrant employment visa sponsorships, the employer submits Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker. For immigrant visas, the employer submits Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker. These petitions and their instructions are in the USCIS website.

How do I ask a company to sponsor my visa? ›

Will you now or in the future require [company name] to commence (“sponsor”) an immigration case to employ you (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration cases)?

Which country PR is easy to get? ›

Easiest Countries to Immigrate To 2022
CountryOverall RankingInsider Monkey
Canada11
New Zealand24
Mexico36
Australia4
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What is the easiest country to immigrate to? ›

Easiest Countries to Immigrate To
  • New Zealand.
  • Australia.
  • Spain.
  • Paraguay.
  • Germany.
  • Montenegro.
  • Czechia.
  • Thailand.

How much money do you need to live in New Zealand? ›

According to Numbeo, a family of four should expect to spend about $5,600 a month on living expenses and an additional $3,000 a month on rent. With schooling in New Zealand being free until university, you don't have to worry about additional costs there.

How much bank balance is required for New Zealand visa? ›

You must have at least NZD $1,000 per month, or NZD $400 per month if you've already paid for your accommodation. Evidence can include: proof of accommodation pre-payment, like hotel pre-paid vouchers or receipts. bank statements.

Can I convert my tourist visa to work visa in New Zealand? ›

You can't work on a visitor visa and you'll need to apply for a work visa before you can start work.

Which jobs are in demand in New Zealand? ›

Work in New Zealand
  • Healthcare. Toggle. Psychiatrist jobs in New Zealand. ...
  • Health technology.
  • Information technology. Toggle. Developer programmer jobs in New Zealand. ...
  • Agriculture & forestry.
  • Construction. Toggle. Construction project manager jobs in New Zealand. ...
  • Education.
  • Engineering. Toggle. ...
  • Science.
22 Jul 2022

Can a UK citizen move to New Zealand? ›

Moving to New Zealand from the UK, there are plenty of VISAs to choose when looking to become a permanent resident. A quick search on New Zealand's Immigration has revealed eight different types of VISA to choose from. However, depending on your circumstances, different VISAs could be available to you.

Can you move to New Zealand now? ›

Relocating to New Zealand long term or permanently:

To stay long-term in New Zealand, you'll need a work visa or a permanent resident visa. NZ needs 40, 000 jobs each year to support the growing economy.

How much money do I need to move to New Zealand? ›

The average cost of living in New Zealand for a single person per month, not including rent, is USD$815-$1,000. For a family of four, it's USD$2,950-$3,600 per month. The rental costs will depend on which city you decide to move to, and whether you live in the city center or a bit further out.

Can I move to New Zealand without a job? ›

Most individuals looking to migrate long-term will need a NZ job offer. Whether applying for a work visa or a residence visa under the Skilled Migrant Policy, most migrants are required to obtain an offer of skilled employment in New Zealand.

What is the oldest age you can emigrate to New Zealand? ›

Principal applicants aged 56 and over will not be approved under the Skilled Migrant Category.

Can I apply for NZ citizenship before 5 years? ›

You can apply for New Zealand citizenship if you have lived here for at least the last 5 years.

What is the best city to live in New Zealand? ›

Auckland – the very best city in New Zealand!

The country has a lot to offer, no matter which city you choose. Yet, if you are struggling to decide on what the best town to live in New Zealand is… we recommend Auckland. Auckland is a modern and thriving first-world city.

Is it better to live in Australia or New Zealand? ›

Life in New Zealand tends to move at a more relaxed pace. In 2019, New Zealand was ranked as the second safest country in the world. New Zealand has a lower crime rate than Australia. Plus, you won't have to worry about any snakes!

Is New Zealand Open for foreign workers? ›

Visa applications to visit, work, or study in New Zealand are open.

What is the easiest way to immigrate to New Zealand? ›

How to Immigrate to New Zealand
  1. Immigrate as a "skilled immigrant".
  2. Obtain a work visa or work permit.
  3. Invest in New Zealand.
  4. Obtain a long-term business visa.
  5. Request residence based on family status.
  6. Retire in New Zealand.
  7. Purchase a franchise in your current country.
  8. Plan your move to New Zealand.
3 Sept 2022

Is rent expensive in New Zealand? ›

The average rent is around 400 NZD (265 USD) a week for a small home (one or two bedrooms), and 530 NZD (350 USD) for a two- or four-bedroom apartment or house. However, rent prices in New Zealand will largely change depending on the region.

How much does NZ visa cost? ›

New Zealand Visa fees
Visa CategoryVisa Fee (NZ$)Immigration Charge (NZ$)
Skilled Migrant2,505580
Investor Plus4,165580
Entrepreneur Residence3,340580
Parent Retirement3,340280
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What is the cheapest way to live in New Zealand? ›

If you're looking for the cheapest rent in New Zealand, your best option is to look for an available room in a share house. Depending on which town or city you'll be living in and how many others live in the house, it's possible to pay as little as $275 per month in rent.

How can I get a job offer in NZ? ›

A step-by-step guide to finding a job in New Zealand
  1. Step 1: Find out about jobs in New Zealand.
  2. Step 2: Write or update your CV.
  3. Step 3: Search and apply for suitable jobs.
  4. Step 4: Prepare and practise for job interviews.
  5. Step 5: Attend job interviews.
  6. Step 6: Get a job offer.
  7. Step 7: Begin working.

Can I get a work visa for New Zealand without a job offer? ›

Can I get a work visa without a job offer in New Zealand? The sole exception is if you qualify for one of our 'open' work visa categories, such as a Working Holiday visa, a Partner of a Worker Work Visa, or a Post-Study Work Visa.

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