Current Skilled Occupations in Demand

Below is a list of occupations considered to be skilled occupations by Immigration New Zealand. If your occupation is on this list it means that you are eligible to apply for a resident visa under the Skilled Migrant Category. This is a points-based visa that considers factors such as age, work experience, your qualifications and an offer of skilled employment.

 

Skill Level One Occupations

Accountant (General)
Actor
Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers
Actuary
Acupuncturist
Advertising Manager
Advertising Specialist
Aeronautical Engineer
Aeroplane Pilot
Agricultural Consultant
Agricultural Engineer
Agricultural Scientist
Air Traffic Controller
Air Transport Professionals
Anaesthetist
Analyst Programmer
Apiarist
Aquaculture Farmer
Archaeologist
Architect
Archivist
Art Director (Film, Television or Stage)
Art Teacher (Private Tuition)
Artistic Director
Arts Administrator or Manager
Audiologist
Author
Barrister
Beef Cattle Farmer
Biochemist
Biomedical Engineer
Biotechnologist
Book or Script Editor
Botanist
Cardiologist
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Careers Counsellor
Cartographer
Chemical Engineer
Chemist
Chief Executive or Managing Director
Chief Information Officer
Child Care Centre Manager
Chiropractor
Civil Engineer
Clinical Haematologist
Clinical Psychologist
Commissioned Defence Force Officer
Commissioned Fire Officer
Commissioned Police Officer
Community Arts Worker
Company Secretary
Complementary Health Therapists
Composer
Computer Network and Systems Engineer
Conservation Officer
Conservator
Construction Project Manager
Copywriter
Corporate General Manager
Corporate Services Manager
Corporate Treasurer
Cotton Grower
Counsellors
Crop Farmers
Dairy Cattle Farmer
Dance Teacher (Private Tuition)
Dancer or Choreographer
Database Administrator
Deer Farmer
Defence Force Senior Officer
Dental Specialist
Dentist
Dermatologist
Developer Programmer
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist
Dietitian
Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)
Director of Photography
Drama Teacher (Private Tuition)
Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
Economist
Education Adviser
Education Managers
Education Reviewer
Educational Psychologist
Electorate Officer
Electrical Engineer
Electronics Engineer
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Endocrinologist
Engineering Manager
Engineering Professionals
Engineering Technologist
Entertainer or Variety Artist
Environmental Consultant
Environmental Engineer
Environmental Health Officer
Environmental Manager
Environmental Research Scientist
Environmental Scientists
Exercise Physiologist
External Auditor
Faculty Head
Family and Marriage Counsellor
Fashion Designer
Field Crop Grower
Film and Video Editor
Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors
Finance Manager
Financial Dealers
Financial Investment Adviser
Financial Investment Manager
Financial Market Dealer
Flower Grower
Flying Instructor
Food Technologist
Forest Scientist
Fruit or Nut Grower
Futures Trader
Gallery or Museum Curator
Gastroenterologist
General Practitioner
Geophysicist
Geotechnical Engineer
Goat Farmer
Grape Grower
Graphic Designer
Geologist

Health and Welfare Services Managers
Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals
Health Information Manager
Health Promotion Officer
Helicopter Pilot
Historian
Homoeopath
Horse Breeder
Hospital Pharmacist
Human Resource Adviser
Human Resource Manager
Hydrogeologist
ICT Account Manager
ICT Business Analyst
ICT Business Development Manager
ICT Managers
ICT Project Manager
ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
ICT Sales Representative
ICT Security Specialist
ICT Support and Test Engineers
ICT Support Engineer
ICT Systems Test Engineer
ICT Trainer
Illustrator
Migration Agent
Importer or Exporter
Industrial Designer
Industrial Engineer
Industrial Pharmacist
Information and Organisation Professionals
Intellectual Property Lawyer
Intelligence Officer
Intensive Care Specialist
Interior Designer
Intermediate School Teacher
Internal Auditor
Interpreter
Jewellery Designer
Journalists and Other Writers
Judge
Judicial and Other Legal Professionals
Kaiako Kohanga Reo (Maori Language Nest Teacher)
Kaiako Kura Kaupapa Maori (Maori-medium Primary School Teacher)
Laboratory Manager
Land Economist
Landscape Architect
Legislators
Liaison Officer
Librarian
Life Scientist (General)
Life Scientists
Livestock Farmers
Local Government Legislator
Magistrate
Management Accountant
Management Consultant
Manufacturer
Marine Biologist
Marine Designer
Marine Transport Professionals
Market Gardener
Market Research Analyst
Marketing Specialist
Master Fisher
Materials Engineer
Mathematician
Mechanical Engineer
Media Producer (excluding Video)
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
Medical Laboratory Scientist
Medical Oncologist
Medical Practitioners
Medical Radiation Therapist
Medical Superintendent
Member of Parliament
Metallurgist
Meteorologist
Microbiologist
Midwife
Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)
Minister of Religion
Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
Mixed Crop Farmer
Mixed Livestock Farmer
Multimedia Designer
Multimedia Specialist
Music Director
Music Professionals
Music Teacher (Private Tuition)
Musician (Instrumental)
Natural and Physical Science Professionals
Naturopath
Network Administrator
Network Analyst
Neurologist
Neurosurgeon
Newspaper or Periodical Editor
Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Nurse Educator
Nurse Manager
Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Researcher
Nursing Clinical Director
Nutritionist
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
Occupational Therapist
Ophthalmologist
Optometrist
Organisation and Methods Analyst
Organisational Psychologist
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthoptist
Orthotist or Prosthetist
Osteopath
Otorhinolaryngologist
Paediatric Surgeon
Paediatrician
Painter (Visual Arts)
Park Ranger
Patents Examiner
Pathologist
Petroleum Engineer
Photographer
Physicist
Physiotherapist
Pig Farmer
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Podiatrist
Policy Analyst
Policy and Planning Manager
Polytechnic Teacher
Potter or Ceramic Artist
Pouako Kura Kaupapa Maori (Maori-medium Primary School Senior Teacher)
Poultry Farmer
Primary Health Organisation Manager
Primary School Teacher
Print Journalist
Private Tutors and Teachers
Procurement Manager
Production Manager (Forestry)
Production Manager (Manufacturing)
Production Manager (Mining)
Production or Plant Engineer
Program Director (Television or Radio)
Project Builder
Psychiatrist
Psychologists
Psychotherapist
Public Relations Manager
Public Relations Professional
Quality Assurance Manager
Quantity Surveyor
Radiation Oncologist
Radio Journalist
Radio Presenter
Records Manager
Recreation Coordinator
Recruitment Consultant
Regional Education Manager
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
Registered Nurse (Community Health)
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)
Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
Registered Nurse (Medical)
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
Registered Nurse (Paediatric)
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
Registered Nurse (Surgical)
Registered Nurses
Rehabilitation Counsellor
Renal Medicine Specialist
Research and Development Manager
Resident Medical Officer
Retail Pharmacist
Rheumatologist
Sales and Marketing Manager
Sales Representative (Industrial Products)
Sales Representative (Medical and Pharmaceutical Products)
School Principal
Sculptor
Secondary School Teacher
Senior Non-commissioned Defence Force Member
Sheep Farmer
Ship's Engineer
Ship's Master
Ship's Officer
Marine Surveyor
Singer
Social Professionals
Social Worker
Software and Applications Programmers
Software Engineer
Software Tester
Solicitor
Sonographer
Spatial Scientist (Other)
Special Education Teachers
Special Needs Teacher
Specialist Managers
Specialist Physician (General Medicine)
Specialist Physicians
Speech Language Therapist
Sports Administrator
Stage Manager
Statistician
Stockbroking Dealer
Structural Engineer
Student Counsellor
Sugar Cane Grower
Supply and Distribution Manager
Surgeon (General)
Surveyor
Systems Administrator
Systems Analyst
Taxation Accountant
Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
Teacher of the Sight Impaired
Technical Director
Technical Sales Representatives
Technical Writer
Telecommunications Engineer
Telecommunications Network Engineer
Television Journalist
Television Presenter
Thoracic Medicine Specialist
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Traditional Maori Health Practitioner
Training and Development Professional
Translator
Transport Engineer
Tribunal Member
Turf Grower
University Lecturer
University Tutor
Urban and Regional Planner
Urologist
Valuer
Vascular Surgeon
Veterinarian
Video Producer
Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals
Web Designer
Web Developer
Welfare Centre Manager
Welfare Worker
Wholesaler
Wine Maker
Workplace Relations Adviser
Zoologist

Skill Level Two Occupations

PART A
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker
Accommodation and Hospitality Managers
Agricultural Technician
Ambulance Officer
Ambulance Paramedic
Amusement Centre Manager
Anaesthetic Technician
Antique Dealer
Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians
Architectural Draftsperson
Bed and Breakfast Operator
Betting Agency Manager
Boarding Kennel or Cattery Operator
Building and Engineering Technicians
Building Associate
Building Inspector
Cafe or Restaurant Manager
Call or Contact Centre Manager
Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager
Cardiac Technician
Chef
Chemistry Technician
Cinema or Theatre Manager
Civil Engineering Draftsperson
Civil Engineering Technician
Commodities Trader
Community Worker
Conference and Event Organiser
Construction Estimator
Contract Administrator
Conveyancer
Customer Service Manager
Dental Hygienist
Dental Prosthetist
Dental Technician
Dental Therapist
Detective
Disabilities Services Officer
Earth Science Technician
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson
Electrical Engineering Technician
Electronic Engineering Draftsperson
Electronic Engineering Technician
Enrolled Nurse
Equipment Hire Manager
Facilities Manager
Family Support Worker
Finance Broker
Financial Brokers
Financial Institution Branch Manager
Fisheries Officer
Fitness Centre Manager
Fleet Manager
Funeral Director
Gallery or Museum Technician
Hair or Beauty Salon Manager
Hardware Technician
Health Practice Manager
Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers
Hotel or Motel Manager
Hydrographer
ICT Customer Support Officer
ICT Support Technicians
Insurance Broker
Interior Decorator
Kaiawhina (Hauora) (Maori Health Assistant)
Legal Executive
Library Technician
Licensed Club Manager
Life Science Technician
Maintenance Planner
Massage Therapist
Meat Inspector
Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson
Mechanical Engineering Technician
Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Technicians
Metallurgical or Materials Technician
Mine Deputy
Mothercraft Nurse
Office Manager
Operating Theatre Technician
Parole or Probation Officer
Pharmacy Technician
Plumbing Inspector
Police Officer
Post Office Manager
Practice Managers
Primary Products Inspectors
Program or Project Administrator
Quarantine Officer
Radiocommunications Technician
Railway Station Manager
Real Estate Agency Licensee
Residential Care Officer
Retail Manager (General)
Retirement Village Manager
Safety Inspector
School Laboratory Technician
Science Technicians
Sports Centre Manager
Sports Development Officer
Surveying or Spatial Science Technician
Telecommunications Field Engineer
Telecommunications Network Planner
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist
Transport Company Manager
Travel Agency Manager
Web Administrator
Youth Worker

PART B
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)
Apparel Cutter
Automotive Electrician
Baker
Blacksmith
Boat Builder and Repairer
Bricklayer
Broadcast Transmitter Operator
Business Machine Mechanic
Butcher or Smallgoods Maker
Cabinetmaker
Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)
Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)
Canvas Goods Fabricator
Carpenter
Carpenter and Joiner
Chemical Plant Operator
Clothing Patternmaker
Communications Operator
Defence Force Member - Other Ranks
Diesel Motor Mechanic
Diver
Drainlayer
Dressmaker or Tailor
Electrical Line Mechanic
Electrician (General)
Electrician (Special Class)
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)
Electroplater
Emergency Service Worker
Engineering Patternmaker
Engraver
Farrier
Fibrous Plasterer
Fire Fighter
Fire Protection Equipment Technician
Fitter (General)
Fitter and Turner
Fitter-Welder
Floor Finisher
Furniture Finisher
Gas or Petroleum Operator
Gasfitter
Glazier
Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker
Gunsmith
Hairdresser
Jeweller
Joiner
Leather Goods Maker
Lift Mechanic
Light Technician
Locksmith
Metal Casting Trades Worker
Metal Fabricator
Metal Fitters and Machinists
Metal Machinist (First Class)
Metal Polisher
Motor Mechanic (General)
Motorcycle Mechanic
Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer
Optical Mechanic
Painting Trades Worker
Panelbeater
Pastrycook
Performing Arts Technicians
Picture Framer
Plastics Technician
Plumber (General)
Power Generation Plant Operator
Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer
Pressure Welder
Print Finisher
Printing Machinist
Roof Plumber
Roof Tiler
Sail Maker
Saw Maker and Repairer
Screen Printer
Sheetmetal Trades Worker
Shipwright
Shoemaker
Signwriter
Small Engine Mechanic
Small Offset Printer
Solid Plasterer
Sound Technician
Stonemason
Technical Cable Jointer
Technicians and Trades Workers
Telecommunications Cable Jointer
Telecommunications Line Mechanic
Telecommunications Technician
Television Equipment Operator
Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic
Toolmaker
Upholsterer
Vehicle Body Builder
Vehicle Painter
Vehicle Trimmer
Wall and Floor Tiler
Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer
Welder
Wood Machinist
Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers
Wood Turner

PART C
Animal Attendants and Trainers
Arborist
Auctioneer
Business Broker
Call or Contact Centre Team Leader
Clerk of Court
Clinical Coder
Clothing Trades Workers
Cook
Court Collections Officer
Court Registry Officer
Dispensing Optician
Diversional Therapist
Diving Instructor (Open Water)
Dog Handler or Trainer
Dog or Horse Racing Official
Driving Instructor
First Aid Trainer
Flight Attendant
Florist
Footballer
Funeral Workers
Gardener (General)
Golfer
Greenkeeper
Gymnastics Coach or Instructor
Horse Riding Coach or Instructor
Horse Trainer
Hotel Service Manager
Insurance Agent
Insurance Investigator
Insurance Loss Adjuster
Insurance Risk Surveyor
Jockey
Kennel Hand
Landscape Gardener
Law Clerk
Legal Secretary
Lifeguard
Make Up Artist
Nurseryperson
Other Sports Coach or Instructor
Other Sports Official
Personal Assistant
Pet Groomer
Phlebotomist
Photographer's Assistant
Property Manager
Real Estate Agent
Real Estate Representative
Retail Buyer
Secretary (General)
Security Consultant
Shearer
Snowsport Instructor
Sports Umpire
Sportspersons
Stock and Station Agent
Swimming Coach or Instructor
Tennis Coach
Travel Attendants
Trust Officer
Veterinary Nurse
Wool Buyer
Wool Classer
Zookeeper