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Which New Zealand Jobs are in Demand for Immigrants?

Once you select your international moving company to help you with your relocation to New Zealand, next you may want to learn all about what the “land of the Kiwi” has to offer in employment opportunities. Researching the New Zealand job market is a good idea because it can help you figure out what jobs are available for immigrants, how to improve your chances for getting the job that you want, and what type of visa you should apply for: long term or short term. New Zealand immigrant jobs are abundant and expats find that they find jobs quite easily when looking.

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New Zealand Long Term Skill Shortage List

At the present time, there are New Zealand immigrant jobs available in: agriculture, forestry, construction managers, builders, surveyors, special education teachers, university professors, engineers: chemical, civil, electrical, finance auditors, finance managers, paramedics, physiologists, psychologists, radiologists, general practitioners, pharmacists, intensive care specialists, medical therapists, nurses, OBGYN, physicists, psychiatrists, speech therapists, surgeons, veterinarians, film animators, electronics and telecommunication specialists: analysts, web developers, programmers, chefs, scientists, food technologists, toxicologists, statisticians, electricians,  mechanics, transport experts.

New Zealand Long-term Jobs Information

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In addition to the long term jobs, there is also a need for short-term skills in different parts of New Zealand for IT professionals, trades persons, services and sales.

New Zealand Short-term Jobs Information

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A temporary visa is required for those who wish to work in New Zealand seasonal jobs or to help rebuild earthquake devastated regions.  Here is the Canteburry Skill Shortage list (CSSL)-looking for labor workers.

New Zealand Seasonal Jobs Information

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NZ Chambers of Commerce


Auckland, also known as the City of Sails. They rate as one of the best cities in the world to live in, based on safety, health and education.  A lot of immigrants are continuously moving here from the US.

Auckland Chamber of Commerce Visit site.


The capital of New Zealand, this little city is also a popular destination for foreign-born residents.  Wellington is one of the major cultural points of New Zealand. Many jobs for NZ immigrants are available in the government, business services, and construction.

Wellington Chamber of Commerce Visit site.


One of the largest cities, Tauranga is known for its scenery, harbor and for Mount Maunganui- one of the most popular beaches in New Zealand.

Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Visit site.

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If you have any other questions, contact one of our experts and receive your free moving estimate!

Tip:  If you decide to look for a job in New Zealand or even start your own business, make sure you understand all the legal requirements in advance.

Whether you are looking to work long-term or short-term, you are guaranteed to enjoy what this beautiful island has to offer: a  solid economy, great food, beautiful beaches and mountains, rain forests and glaciers, amazing culture and sports.

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