Skilled Migrant

Breaking News – Essential Skills Work Visa Changes Announced

The New Zealand government has made decisions on proposals announced in April to the change of policy settings under the Essential Skills Policy. We will be shortly publishing a summary of the changes to take place on August 28th.

For more information on the changes, please visit the following:

More information to follow. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

New Zealand Residence Programme - Skilled Migrant Category fortnightly selection

Wednesday, 26th of April 2017 The SMC (Skilled Migrant Category) EOI (Expression of Interest) selection took place at around 1.00pm NZ time on Wednesday the 26th of April 2017.

Please see the table below for the EOI selection:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 160 or more. 462 (871 registrants)
Total Selection 462 (871 registrants)

The next selection from the pool will happen in 2 weeks time.

Shortage of workers prompts massive employment drive in NZ

Construction, manufacturing and other industries in New Zealand are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit suitable workers, which has prompted a huge hiring drive across the country. 

According to Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ), the construction industry will need another 30,000 workers in two years' time. Chief executive Peter Silcock said his group's attention was turning heavily towards training and recruiting a more diverse workforce.

"We need more skilled workers and the reality is that a lot of the training will need to be done on the job, which means that people can earn as they learn." 

A labour crunch in construction were also highlighted in Statistics NZ figures last month, which showed that almost 80 per cent of construction firms reported vacancies in 2016.

If you want to apply your skill set to a working life in New Zealand, complete our free initial visa evaluation form to discover your eligibility.  

Read more about the Civil Contractors New Zealand's findings here

New Zealand Residence Programme - Skilled Migrant Category fortnightly selection

Wednesday, 15th of March 2017 The SMC (Skilled Migrant Category) EOI (Expression of Interest) selection took place at around 1.00pm NZ time on Wednesday the 15th of March 2017.

Please see the table below for the EOI selection:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 160 or more. 464 (904 registrants)
Total Selection 464 (904 registrants)

The next selection from the pool will happen in 2 weeks time.

New Zealand Residence Programme - Skilled Migrant Category fortnightly selection

Wednesday, 1st of March 2017 The Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest selection took place at around 1.00pm NZ time on Wednesday the 1st of March 2017.

Please see the table below for the EOI selection:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 160 or more. 432 (820 registrants)
Total Selection 432 (820 registrants)

The next selection from the pool will happen in 2 weeks time.

New Zealand Residence Programme - Skilled Migrant Category fortnightly selection

Wednesday, 18th of Janurary 2017 The Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest selection took place at around 1.00pm NZ time on Wednesday the 18th of Janurary 2017.

Please see the table below for the EOI selection:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 160 or more. 459 (855 registrants)
Total Selection 459 (855 registrants)

The next selection from the pool will happen in 2 weeks time.

New Zealand Residence Programme - Skilled Migrant Category fortnightly selection

Wednesday, 21st of December 2016 The Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest selection took place at around 1.00pm NZ time on Wednesday the 21st of December 2016.

Please see the table below for the EOI selection:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 160 or more. 395 (791 registrants)
Total Selection 395 (791 registrants)

The next selection from the pool will happen in 2 weeks time.

New Zealand Residence Programme - Skilled Migrant Category fortnightly selection

Wednesday, 7th of December 2016 The Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest selection took place at around 1.00pm NZ time on wednesday the 7th of December 2016.

Please see the table below for the EOI selection:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 160 or more. 369 (712 registrants)
Total Selection 369 (712 registrants)

The next selection from the pool will happen in 2 weeks time.

New Zealand Residence Programme - Skilled Migrant Category fortnightly selection

Wednesday, 23rd of November 2016 The Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest selection took place at around 1.00pm NZ time on wednesday the 23rd of November 2016.

Please see the table below for the EOI selection:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 160 or more. 415 (808 registrants)
Total Selection 415 (808 registrants)

The next selection from the pool will happen in 2 weeks time.

New Zealand Residence Programme - Skilled Migrant Category fortnightly selection

Wednesday, 9th of November 2016 The Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest selection took place at around 1.00pm NZ time on wednesday the 9th of November 2016.

Please see the table below for the EOI selection:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 160 or more. 334 (675 registrants)
Total Selection 334 (675 registrants)

The next selection from the pool will happen in 2 weeks time.

New Zealand Residence Programme - Skilled Migrant Category fortnightly selection

Wednesday, 26th of October 2016 The Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest selection took place at around 1.00pm NZ time on wednesday the 26th of October 2016.

Please see the table below for the EOI selection:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 160 or more. 446 (849 registrants)
Total Selection 446 (849 registrants)

The next selection from the pool will happen in 2 weeks time.

Seeking Glaziers for positions across New Zealand

Migration Associates’ strategic partner, New Zealand Skills in Demand, have a client who require Glaziers in various locations around New Zealand.

The ideal candidates will have:

  • Between 5 years and 10 years of both commercial and/or residential experience.
  • Frameless (balustrades etc) glazing is a bonus.
  • A relevant qualification in glazing is preferred, but not essential.

The employer is Accredited with Immigration New Zealand, so a pathway towards Residency is possible (this will be confirmed with you on an individual basis).

To be considered you will:

  • Be willing to make a permanent, or at least a long term (3yrs +) move to New Zealand within the next four months and be in a position to do so.

Opportunities for Glaziers in New Zealand are regular and on-going. If you are not in a position to make yourself available to be considered for this role New Zealand Skills In Demand would still love to hear from you. New Zealand Skills In Demand is working with applicants who are 6 – 12 months away from relocating. 

To apply please send your CV to guy.lemon@nzskillsindemand.co.nz

New Zealand Residence Programme - Skilled Migrant Category fortnightly selection

Wednesday, 12th of October 2016 The Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest selection took place at around 1.00pm NZ time on wednesday the 12th of October 2016.

Please see the table below for the EOI selection:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 160 or more. 486 (938 registrants)

The next selection from the pool will happen in 2 weeks time.

New Zealand Residence Programme - Skilled Migrant Category fortnightly selection

Wednesday, 28th of September 2016
The Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest selection took place at around 1.00pm NZ time on wednesday the 28th of September 2016.

Please see the table below for the EOI selection:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 766 (1600 registrants)
All of those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 points or more but less than 140 points. 214 (472 registrants)
TOTAL SELECTION 980 (2072 registrants)

The next selection from the pool will happen in 2 weeks time.

New Zealand Residence Programme - Skilled Migrant Category fortnightly selection

Wednesday, 14th of September 2016
The Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest selection took place at around 1.00pm NZ time on wednesday the 14th of September 2016.

Please see the table below for the EOI selection:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 687 (1529 registrants)
All of those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 points or more but less than 140 points. 150 (306 registrants)
TOTAL SELECTION 837 (1835 registrants)

The next selection from the pool will happen in 2 weeks time.

New Zealand Residence Programme - Skilled Migrant Category Fortnightly Selection

Wednesday, 31st of August 2016
The Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest selection took place at around 1.00pm NZ time on wednesday the 31st of August 2016.

Please see the table below for the EOI selection:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 749 (1651 registrants)
All of those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 points or more but less than 140 points. 191 (389 registrants)
TOTAL SELECTION 940 (2040 registrants)

The next selection from the pool will happen in 2 weeks time.

New Zealand Residence Programme - Skilled Migrant Category Fortnightly Selection

Wednesday, 17th August 2016
The Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest selection took place at around 1.00pm NZ time on wednesday the 17th of August 2016.

Please see the table below for the EOI selection:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 751 (1603 registrants)
All of those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 points or more but less than 140 points. 146 (319 registrants)
TOTAL SELECTION 897 (1922 registrants)

The next selection from the pool will happen in 2 weeks time.

New Zealand Residence Programme - Skilled Migrant Category fortnightly selection

Wednesday, 3 August 2016
The Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest selection took place at around 1.00pm NZ time on wednesday the 3rd of August 2016.

Please see the table below for the EOI selection:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 713 (1545 registrants)
All of those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 points or more but less than 140 points. 142 (307 registrants)
TOTAL SELECTION 855 (1852 registrants)

The next selection from the pool will happen in 2 weeks time.

New Zealand Residence Programme - Skilled Migrant Category fortnightly selection

The Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest selection took place at around 1.00pm NZ time on wednesday the 20th of July 2016.

Please see the table below for the EOI selection:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 731 (1532 registrants)
All of those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 points or more but less than 140 points. 165 (364 registrants)
TOTAL SELECTION 896 (1896 registrants)

The next selection from the pool will happen in 2 weeks time.