Working in New Zealand After Graduation
You can apply for a post-study work visa in New Zealand for up to three years, depending on your level of qualification. This will allow you to gain some practical work experience. If your job is in an occupation that has skills shortages, this will improve your chance of finding a new job. And give you the chance to apply for further work visa or residence visa.
Skill shortage list: 1. Long-term skill shortage list - Sustained and on-going shortage of highly skilled workers both globally and throughout New Zealand.
2. Regional skill shortage list - Occupation where skilled workers are required, in particular, regions of New Zealand and no New Zealand Citizens or residents available to take up the position.
3. Construction and Infrastructure skill shortage list - Contains occupations in critical shortage in the construction industry in New Zealand.
4. Skill level classification - If your occupation is defined as skilled you may be eligible to apply for a resident visa under the skilled migrant category. This is a point-based visa that considers factors like age, work experience, your qualifications and an offer of skilled employment.
Other benefits of post-study work visa - Allow you to work for any employer and in almost any job. - Your partner can apply for a Work Visa. - Your children can study fee-free as domestic students.
For further information about New Zealand Student and Work Visa, please don't hesitate to set an appointment with our friendly consultants.
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