Skill Shortage in New Zealand

Skill Shortage in New Zealand

New Zealand is desperately seeking skilled British workers to fill vacancies in its workforce. The New Zealand Department of Labour has recently published some astonishing statistics stating only 54% of advertised jobs in New Zealand were filled within 10 weeks of advertising.

The occupations in which New Zealand has a significant shortage of skilled workers can be found on the Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL). If you are bored of your currently circumstance there are some very good opportunities for migrants at the moment in the country.

Similar to Australia, Canada and the UK, potential migrants applying for residency in New Zealand must qualify via a points system. Points are awarded to applicants who are a confirmed offer of employment which meets the specifications of the LTSSL and have either qualified or experienced in the given occupation.

There are definitely some very good opportunities in New Zealand at the moment. The country’s workforce has grown substantially in the last few years and will continue to grow in the coming years. The current workforce is unable to match the strong growth in demand for skilled workers with the labour shortages have reached record highs.

New adjustments to the LTSSL in September 2010 have been made to help the country fill the massive shortage of skilled workers in a wide range of industries and occupations.

If you are seriously considering immigrating to New Zealand, it would sensible to contact a qualified and licensed migration agent. They will be able to help you look for suitable jobs in New Zealand and give you advice on the main obstacles on moving.