Changes to the Canterbury Skill Shortage List

On Tuesday, December 08, 2015 Immigration New Zealand have advised that there will be changes made to the Canterbury Skill Shortage List (CSSL). These changes will come into effect from 14 December 2015:

  1. Painting Trades Worker and Upholsterers have been removed
  2. Electrician and Quantity Surveyor have been removed.
  3. A ‘12 months’ relevant work experience in New Zealan requirement has been added the CSSL requirements for the following occupations:
  • Bricklayer
  • Drainlayer
  • Fibrous Plasterer
  • Floor Finisher
  • Plumber
  • Roof Tiler
  • Solid Plasterer
  • Stonemason
  • Wall and Floor Tiler

The above work experience requirement is required to ensure that an applicant can lodge a further work visas for those already in Canterbury. This requirement DOES NOT APPLY for overseas workers.

Please see the link below to the new CSSL list : New CSSL List