Work Visa

"Is it a good time to be looking for jobs in New Zealand? Definitely - especially if you have the right skills.”


Employment conditions are expected to remain strong, and the Government forecasts the average growth rate of 2.9% per year over the next five years.


There are many job openings for specialists in industries such as medicine, engineering and IT.

Moreover, if you are offered a job in New Zealand which appears on the skill shortage list and have the qualifications and experience to match, getting a work and residence visa will be easier as the Government has identified that employers need to recruit people from overseas to help meet the current demand for these skills.


If in case, your skill set is not in the skill shortage list, a New Zealand employer may still hire you if he doesn’t get the appropriate workforce in New Zealand.

                                                Work in New Zealand. [Online] Available at: 


The main types of work visa options are:

  • Essential Skills

  • Work to Residence 

  • Work Visa Based on Partnership 


There are some other visa options as well which are not mentioned in the list above. Also, it’s helpful to note that some temporary work visas can lead to residence. 

We specialize in these visa categories and can help you find your customized pathway to residency based on your unique situation.