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Competition for Talents in New Zealand

No sign of NZ skill shortage slowing down With more jobs being offered in New Zealand and an historically-low unemployment level, getting a job in New Zealand should prove easier than it has been in the past. But employment website is also noting an increased competition for talents across the...

Find a job in NZ: common interview mistakes

How to find a job in New Zealand? Finding a job anywhere can be a long and arduous process. Getting a job in New Zealand from offshore is even harder, but far from impossible. Many of our clients are offshore when they apply for the first visa, usually a work...

New Zealand’s shortage in constructions workers now critical

Constructions workers shortage now critical in New Zealand. Ever since the news raised the issue, the skill shortage in the construction industry has only been getting worse. And the trend is looking grim for New Zealand employers who are struggling to find the right skillset to run their business. NZ...

Medicals and X-rays for visas

Do I need to provide Medical Reports and X-rays? Health requirements may be different depending on your visa To prove that you have an Acceptable Standard of Health ('ASH'), you may have to provide a medical report or a chest x-ray certificate with your visa application. These must be done...

New Zealand Investor and Entrepreneur visa

High decline rate for New Zealand business visas Is business migration really the best pathway for you? The New Zealand entrepreneur visa was introduced in 2014 to replace the long term business visa. If you have NZ$10 million to invest in New Zealand over a 3-year period, you can apply for New...

Technical experts required

Technical jobs opportunities in New Zealand One of our partners, a large technical recruiter specialised in Civil, Construction, Industrial and Energy, is looking for a variety of roles. The trades industry is booming in New Zealand! There are Engineers positions all around New Zealand, but also job opportunities for technicians and...

Radiologists WANTED in New Zealand

Radiologist shortage in New Zealand A large hospital in Central North Island (Hamilton) has seen their radiology services under strain due to chronic staff shortage. A skilled occupation on an Absolute Skills shortage list Radiologists are recognised as being in chronic shortage as shown by their inclusion in the Long...

50,000 jobs in NZ for construction workers

Overseas workers needed to bridge the workforce shortfall The skill shortage in the construction industry is such that an estimated 55,000 to 60,000 additional workers are expected to be needed in the next 5 years. With almost 70% of jobs on the long term skill shortage in the construction industry,...

Study Construction in New Zealand

Did you know? Zealand Shores is an agent for a wide range of Education Providers. Let's take a look at a popular option: UNITEC's Graduate Diploma in Construction Management. A pathway to a job on the skills shortage list If you are already working in the construction industry and want...

New Zealand education agents not all the same

Chose your New Zealand education agent carefully INZ refused most of the student visa applications from some education agents in India, Vietnam and the Philippines (2017). New Zealand student visa approval rates Some agents in India registered a 98% decline rate in their student visa applications while the approval rate...

Electricians WANTED in New Zealand

Electrician jobs x 4 One of our partner employers is looking for 2 qualified and/or experienced Electrical test/Protection Technician and 2 Electrical Fitters in Central Otago. Electrical Test Technicians role We are seeking experienced Electrical Test / Protection Technician to carry out the testing and commissioning on new and existing...

Pathway to studies at AUT in Auckland

Auckland said to be the 3rd best city in the world to live   New Zealand Shores is an agent for Auckland University of Technology (AUT). AUT University main campus is located in the heart of Auckland city, is the fastest growing and second largest university in New Zealand. AUT is...

New Working Holiday visa for Portugal

New reciprocal agreement NZ-Portugal A new agreement will allow young Portuguese to apply for Working Holiday Visas   A new reciprocal deal with Portugal will enable 50 Portuguese to come to New Zealand on a Working Holiday visa for up to 12 months! The Portugal-New Zealand working holiday scheme will...

Visa processing times

INZ taking too long to process visas? Visa processing times in Auckland take longer than the rest of country Radio NZ reveals that visas processed in Auckland take up to 3 times longer than the national average. Nationwide, it is also revealed that 1/2 of  Residence applications assessments did not...

New Zealand partnership visas harder to get

INZ taking a tougher stance on partnership visas Crackdown on partnership visitor visas can be very frustrating   Over the last few months, we have seen a shift in how INZ assesses partnership-based applications, whether visitor, work, or residence. One in three partnership visitor visas are being declined at the moment,...