Revised New Zealand list for Skill Shortage will ensure that quicker work visas are processed for the Construction industry. It will assist the sector to hire workers needed to cater to the scarcity of homes in New Zealand. 7 occupations related to buildings have now been added to the Immediate Shortage List for Skills.
The government of New Zealand plans to construct almost 100, 000 houses in the affordable segment. The construction industry is in need of workers to cater to this plan. Thus the ISSL has been revised to ensure that quicker work visas are offered to the overseas skilled workers.
Immigration Minister of New Zealand Iain Lees-Galloway said that the government will ensure that genuine skills requirements are catered to. The immigration system will reach out to employers to enable them to recruit the needed workers, he added.
The addition of 7 occupations related to buildings to ISSL will ensure that employers easily access the needed workers. This is inclusive of immigrant workers and will assist the construction industry to deliver the homes needed by the nation.
Quicker work visas will ensure that skilled overseas immigrants are recruited with ease. It will cater to the pressing demand of workers in the construction industry. This will ensure that the plan for affordable homes is delivered timely, as quoted by the Indian News Link.
In the future ahead Kiwi Build will be a factor that will accentuate increasing workers to be available in the construction sector. Occupations that are listed in the LTSSL and ISSL do not mandate the employers to undergo the process for the labor market. It is also not required to demonstrate that local workers are not available in New Zealand for the job.
The number of occupations that have been reviewed this year is 34. Apart from the addition of 7 occupations related to buildings, 3 occupations related to the motor sector have been added to the ISSL. Accountants and midwives have also been added to the list.
The revision of occupations has been done after elaborate consultations, said Iain Lees-Galloway. This includes industry groups, appropriate agencies of the government, other stakeholders. It is also based on the study of immigration, labor market and economic data added the Immigration Minister.
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