Essential Skills Work Visa

Essential Skills Work Visa

Essential Skills Work Visa can be your option if you have the skills Which New Zealand needs on priority. Many important industries in New Zealand are finding it challenging to recruit local New Zealanders for important roles.

Industries such as construction, information and communications technology, public health and the culinary field, are in need of skilled and experienced workers to take up jobs.

However, the local labour market is often unable to meet these skills demands.

As a result, thousands of businesses across New Zealand are offering employment to suitably skilled, qualified and experienced migrant workers. These migrant workers usually apply for work visas under the Essential Skills category.

Essential Skills Work Visa key requirements

  • To apply for the Essential Skills Work Visa, an employer must have tried to recruit any suitable New Zealanders who are available to do the work before offering you the job.
  • If the labour market test is unsuccessful, the employer may offer the role to a suitably qualified migrant worker. Essential skills work visa applicants can be offshore or onshore.
  • In some instances, a labour market test may be excluded. This includes the occupation which is included in the Essential Skills In Demand lists or the employer having an Approval in Principle to recruit migrants for that role.

For more detailed information check Immigration New Zealand website.

We have extensive experience with processing Essential Skills Work Visa applications.

We assist applicants with all stages of the process, including explaining the documents required and supporting on their behalf if Immigration New Zealand queries any aspect of the application.

Our representation is comprehensive and we support our clients from the time of sign up right up till we achieve a successful outcome.

Talk to us to know more about Essential Skills Work Visa.

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