We are also preparing for a future that we know will provide new and diverse career pathways that will be more stimulating and high-value.
Whether you’re looking to work while studying or planning the next stage in your career, you’ll find plenty of opportunities in our regions.
Local skill shortages
In Bay of Plenty and the Waikato there is demand in:
- Agriculture and forestry
- Health and social services
- Recreation, hospitality and tourism
The Immigration New Zealand website explains which skills are in demand in the country and in particular regions. If you’re offered a job that’s on one of the lists (and you’ve got the qualifications and skills) it may be easier for you to get a work or residence visa.
You can find out more on the Immigration New Zealand website.
Student work visa
There may also be a need for you to look into visas as part of your planning. Information about visas to potentially visit, work, study, live, or invest in Aotearoa New Zealand is freely available from Immigration New Zealand’s website. All visa applications can be made online.
Applications for Student visas can be made here. Application checklists are also available. Whether or not you may have work rights on a student visa depends on your specific individual circumstances.
Other visa options
There are a range of other visa types that may form part of your journey. You can explore your visa options or take action if your situation changes. If you have acceptable qualifications that you completed in Aotearoa New Zealand, a Post Study Work Visa may be an option.
You and your family can seek independent immigration advice at any stage of your journey.