New Zealand recently announced three new residence categories for skilled migrants: ‘Straight to Residence’, ‘Work to Residence’ and ‘Highly Paid’.
The new categories will allow accredited employers in New Zealand to hire skilled workers from overseas for specific high-skilled and hard-to-fill occupations.
Foreign nationals can apply for New Zealand immigration with the Work to Residence category if they belong to New Zealand’s Green List Tier 2 occupations, or have an employment offer for one such occupation.
The eligible occupations for New Zealand’s Work to Residence visa include:
- Anaesthetic Technician (ANZSCO 311211);
- Audiologist (ANZSCO 252711);
- Automotive Electrician (ANZSCO 321111);
- Dairy Cattle Farmer (Dairy Cattle Farm Manager including Dairy Farm Manager, Assistant Dairy Farm Manager and Dairy Herd Manager) (ANZSCO 121313);
- Diesel Motor Mechanic (including Heavy Vehicle Inspector) (ANZSCO 321212);
- Early Childhood (pre-primary school) Teacher – Registered (ANZSCO 241111);
- Electrician (general) (ANZSCO 341111);
- Medical Diagnostic (Medical Imaging Technologist) (ANZSCO 251211);
- Medical Laboratory Technician (ANZSCO 311213);
- Medical Radiation Therapist (ANZSCO 251212);
- Midwife (ANZSCO 254111);
- Occupational Therapist (ANZSCO 252411);
- Plumber (General) (ANZSCO 334111);
- Podiatrist (ANZSCO 252611);
- Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (ANZSCO 254412);
- Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) (ANZSCO 254413);
- Registered Nurse (Community Health) (ANZSCO 254414);
- Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) (ANZSCO 254415);
- Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) (ANZSCO 254416);
- Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) (ANZSCO 254417);
- Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) (ANZSCO 254421);
- Registered Nurse (Medical) (ANZSCO 254418);
- Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (ANZSCO 254422);
- Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) (ANZSCO 254425);
- Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (ANZSCO 254423);
- Registered Nurse (Surgical) (ANZSCO 254424);
- Registered Nurses nec (ANZSCO 254499);
- Secondary School Teacher (ANZSCO 241411);
- Sonographer (ANZSCO 251214).