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Top 10 Skill Shortage sectors in New Zealand for Overseas Workers

Posted on July 2, 2018
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New Zealand has huge requirement for overseas workers in diverse skill shortage sectors. It is a nation that was relatively less affected by the global fiscal crisis. This is in comparison with various other nations. Thus the Job Sector in New Zealand looks promising.

Employment conditions in New Zealand are anticipated to remain strong. It has been forecasted by the government that average rate of growth will be 2.9% annually for the next 5 years, as quoted by the New Zealand Now Gov.

Specialist overseas workers have a huge demand in New Zealand. Sectors include such as IT, Engineering, and Medicine. There are also prospects for generalists too to contribute to the skills required.

Skills that are in chronic shortage are listed by the Immigration New Zealand. There is also a separate list of skill shortages needed to rebuild the region in Canterbury. This is after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes that occurred here.

Overseas immigrants must aspire to obtain a job in New Zealand which is on the list of skill shortages. This is because it will be much easier to obtain the New Zealand Work and Residence Visa.

The government of New Zealand has identified that employers need to hire overseas workers. This is to cater to the requirement of skills shortages in the nation.

Below are the top 10 Skill Shortage sectors in New Zealand:

S No Skill Shortage Sectors
1 Engineering
2 Finance/Business
3 Health and Social Services
4 ICT and Electronics
5 Oil and Gas
6 Recreation, Hospitality and Tourism
7 Food Production
8 Trades and Transport
9 Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing
10 Textile Manufacturing

The recent growth of jobs in New Zealand has mostly been in Auckland and Christchurch. It is in Textile Manufacturing, Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing and Food Production.

Y-Axis offers a wide range of visa and immigration services as well as products to overseas immigrants including Work Visa for Australia, Work Visa for Canada, Work Visa for Schengen and  Work Visa for USA.

If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest or Migrate to New Zealand, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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