New Zealand

There are a variety of employment opportunities for foreign nationals working in New Zealand. New Zealand’s economy ranks 3rd in terms of economic freedom. It has a comparatively smaller job market given that the population of New Zealand amounts to less than 5 million which makes it all the more competitive for an immigrant. New Zealand constantly updates its list of Essential Skills in Demand (ESID) to make job seekers aware of the skills that are in high demand. The most in-demand professions in New Zealand are Arborist, Apiarist, Beef Cattle Farmer etc. in the Agriculture and Forestry sector; Mechanical Engineering Technician, Civil Engineering Draughts-person, Computing, Software Engineering, Software Architects etc. in the Engineering sector; General Practitioners, Nurses and Midwives, physiotherapists etc. in the Medical sector; Investment Banker, Accountant, Actuarial, Financial analyst etc. in the Commerce and Finance sector; Baker, Bricklayer, Carpenter, Electrician etc. in Trades and many more.

A job application in New Zealand requires a resume or a Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter. The resume should be in reverse chronological format and personal details such as religion, age, race, marital status and signature should never be included in a job application for New Zealand. The resume should include professional experience, educational background, soft skills and career goals. A complete dossier of educational certificates, diplomas, job recommendations and references will be requested by the company you are applying to. The cover letter should explain why you are right for the job and how you could add value to the company despite not being from the country.

A number of occupations in New Zealand require its skilled employees to register themselves by law in order to work. The country provides several types of permits and working visas but as a part of its immigration policies, New Zealand does not provide a permanent work permit. All working visas are of temporary in nature depending on different time spans, skills and specific job types. New Zealand has over 20 different types of visas related to work including Essential Skills Work Visa, Skilled Migrant Resident Visas, Specific Purpose Work Visa, Work to Residence Visas, Silver Fern Job Search Work Visa etc.