Moving to New Zealand for Health Professionals

Are you a health worker seeking a change? Do not miss our upcoming webinar for health professionals opportunities in New Zealand. Monday 29 March 9am (NZDST) In your timezone: Sunday 28 March 9pm (UK) Sunday 28 March 10pm (RSA) Prudence Thomson from Accent Health will discuss employment opportunities in New Zealand, registration requirements, and how they can assist you to secure a role. Licensed Immigration Adviser Charlotte Natusch Stockman from New Zealand Shores will go through the latest updates from …

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Social workers now require Registration

Immigration New Zealand released an update announcing that as of the 1st of March, social workers would require registration with the Social Workers Registration Board in order to both work in New Zealand and obtain either a work visa or residence visa. The Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB) are labelling this an exciting moment as it sets a standard of professionalism within the industry and allows them to join the ranks of other regulated professionals such as doctors, nurses, teachers …

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End of week round up from New Zealand Shores, 26 February 2021

Let’s keep you all up to date on what has been happening and what the current status is at the New Zealand border. Visitor Visa holders allowed to remain in New Zealand Immigration New Zealand to close offshore branches New occupation codes for the dairy sector Residence appeal successful Further extensions to onshore visitor visa holders Immigration New Zealand is granted another 2 months automated extensions to certain categories of Visitor currently in New Zealand. Check if you qualify   …

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Visa processing brought back to New Zealand

Update 23 February 2021 Historically, Immigration New Zealand has relied on offices offshore to assist with the processing of certain categories of visas. Branches included location in China, India, the Philippines, or Pacific Islands. The borders closure has resulted in a drop of over 80% in the number of visa applications and INZ has decided to bring some of the work back on shore. Processing brought back onshore As a result of the drop in visa applications and workloads, INZ …

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Onshore Visitor visa holders granted automated extensions

Update 10 February 2021 Are you currently in New Zealand on a Visitor Visa? You may qualify for an automated extension and/or be allowed to stay another 2 to 6 months. The 2-months automatic extension is automatic and there is no fee. More information (INZ website) A 2-months automated extension for Visitor Visas Immigration New Zealand has just announced another round of automated extensions for Visitor Visa holders who are currently onshore. You will qualify for a two months extension …

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New occupation codes for the dairy sector

New occupation codes that better match the needs of the dairy sector New task descriptions for the dairy industry Three new task descriptions have been developed by Statistics New Zealand for dairy roles that sit under the occupation of Dairy Cattle Farmer (121313) in the Australia and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO). The three new sub category positions are: Dairy Farm Manager (Skill Level 1) Assistant Dairy Farm Manager (Skill Level 3) Dairy Herd Manager (Skill Level 3) …

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Civil Engineers wanted

Civil and Water Engineers wanted in New Zealand One of our partner recruiters is looking for highly qualified and experienced engineers in the fields of civil works, construction, and water engineering. Skills & Experience 10+ years prior experience required Bachelor degree required, Masters preferred Water engineers in particularly high demand Applicants with most of their documentation in order will be favoured Potential to seek a visa despite border restrictions as many clients work on government-funded projects ENQUIRE Take our eligibility …

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End of week round up from New Zealand Shores, 29 January 2021

Let’s keep you all up to date on what has been happening and what the current status is at the New Zealand border. General update Government’s stance on reopening borders Approved classes of workers New timeframe for processing border exemptions Managed isolation and quarantine Negative COVID tests required General Update As we return to work after a well-deserve rest over Christmas, we are keeping very busy, processing work visas for many health professionals and partnership visas for Kiwis relocating to …

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New border Exceptions for international students

An extra step towards a progressive reopening of New Zealand borders, 1000 students to be allowed back into the country to complete their studies MORE ON RNZ MORE ON EDUCATION.GOVT.NZ 1,000 international students to be allowed into the country from March 2021 As the education sector, a $5 billion industry for New Zealand, is suffering from the restrictions imposed on foreign nationals entering the country, the government has announced it will allow 1,000 foreign students to enter from April. This …

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Positive changes for onshore migrants

Update 21 December 2020 Immigration New Zealand has decided to further extend certain work visas automatically, well into 2021. This is to continue supporting New Zealand businesses and make the best use of the skilled workforce that is onshore already, as the New Zealand economy is “bouncing back better than expected” “Our economy is bouncing back better than expected and we are seeing labour shortages across many industries” (Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi) More information (Beehive) What are the changes? The …

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