Skilled Migrant – changes effective 30/10/2019
The government recently added more occupations that are now to be regarded as skilled employment and may qualify for job offer points under the Skilled Migrant Category.
In order to qualify for points, the job must be paying at least the current median wage (or higher for certain occupations) at the time the residence application is lodged (median wage is currently NZD $25.50 per hour or $53,040 annually based on a 40 hour week).
The median wage changes from time to time.
Other requirements must be met for a job offer to qualify for points including an employer’s compliance with employment and immigration laws, genuine and full-time employment, English language and so on.
Take advice to establish eligibility to apply for residence under Skilled Migrant before proceeding with an Expression of Interest.
Latest occupations now regarded as skilled employment grouped by sector
Child Care Worker
Child or Youth Residential Care Assistant
Family Day Care Worker
Out of School Hours Care Worker
Personal Care Assistant
Personal Service Workers
Bungy Jump Master
Diving Instructor (Open Water)
Mountain or Glacier Guide
Outdoor Adventure Guides
Outdoor Adventure Instructor
Whitewater Rafting Guide
Credit or Loans Officer
Insurance Loss Adjuster
Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator
Footwear Production Machine Operator
Hide and Skin Processing Machine Operator
Knitting Machine Operator
Logging Plant Operator
Paper and Pulp Mill Operator
Paper Products Machine Operator
Paving Plant Operator
Textile Dyeing and Finishing Machine Operator
Textile and Footwear Production Machine Operators
Weaving Machine Operator
Waste Water or Water Plant Operator
Yarn Carding and Spinning Machine Operator