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Greetings, fellow navigators!

Firstly, we’re blushing: our expo in London got picked up by the media. This piece by TVNZ focuses on medical recruitment in New Zealand, but there was a great buzz in all sectors representing the three countries Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

On to more practical matters, let’s talk about the one thing everybody needs: work.

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Australia

For a long time, Australia was heavily invested in mining and manufacturing. However, that’s now changing, partly due to the drop in global commodity prices, and stricter competition in manufacturing durables. So Australia’s traditional employment sectors are now being overtaken by professional services.

Leading these are the health services, which have seen quarter of a million new jobs since this time last year. If you know a few things about how to fix up a body, or how to care for people, check out these opportunities. 

And professions – across the board – have good opportunities too. From traditional things like legal and accounting to snazzy stuff like science, IT and robotechnology, this sector has taken on 150,000 people in the last year, representing growth of 14%. Here’s a taste of what’s on offer.

Lastly, if you’re into education (either at school, or tertiary, or work training), then you could be one of the 120,000 people who’ve helped this sector grow by 13% in the last year. Here’s how.

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Canada

The large Canadian economy – like many others in the developed world – is still emerging from the days of the GFC and its resulting shifts in commodity prices and global labour competition. As a result, mining and manufacturing have contracted in the last year. But there are new opportunities in professions such as public administration and finance, insurance and real estate.

Unemployment has turned a corner and – now securely below 7% – is independently projected to track down in the next 5 years. And, for those intending to work in the new-look Canadian economy, workplaces are likely to improve with a raft of new employment laws coming on line which will create safer, more transparent workplaces.

Meanwhile, recent research by Manpower group has shown that 32% of Canadian employers have roles which they’re struggling to fill. One of the main reasons for this is that there simply aren’t enough applicants with the right skill sets. However this might be a good problem for candidates, and applies across large swathes of the economy. Roles which employers are finding particularly hard to fill include: tradespeople, drivers, executive managers, technicians, sales reps, engineers, office administrators, labourers, accountants, clerks and teachers. Click here to view all.

New Zealand, Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu in Autumn, lifestyle travel photography by lifestyle travel photographer Matthew Williams-Ellis

New Zealand, Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu in Autumn, lifestyle travel photography by lifestyle travel photographer Matthew Williams-Ellis

New Zealand

It’s been described as a “rock star economy.” And while not everyone would necessarily echo that exact phrase, New Zealand has more than its fair share of opportunity. The bad news is that diary (formerly known as “white gold”) is suffering a drop in global demand. As a result our quite large agricultural sector has retrenched somewhat as it retools for new opportunities.

The good news is that there are plenty of economic drivers to take its place. Business confidence is emerging from a post GFC slump with the biggest quarterly rise in 8 years, and unemployment is trending down, currently at 5.3%. Overall, the indicators are good.

Construction is one of the hot employment sectors, with 31,000 new jobs in the last 12 months. If you’re into designing, specifying, building and maintaining stuff, you should probably check our listings. Health and social services also have a large, growing range of opportunities. The professions are as strong as ever, and education continues its upward climb.

Lastly, one of New Zealand’s big export earners is tourism. This means there is a great many roles in some amazing places. Check them out! And stay tuned for more stuff from us especially about this sector.

Greetings, fellow navigators. It’s expo time again! If you’re in the UK, this is your chance to get face to face with employers from Australia, Canada and New Zealand, and advisors who’ll help you get there (along with your kids, your pet and your pension plan). We’ll be in:

 

London on the weekend of March 12 & 13

Glasgow on Wednesday, March 16

Manchester on the weekend of March 19 & 20

 

And if you’re anywhere else in the world, scroll down for an interesting situation involving a doctor, a small Kiwi town and $400,000 up for grabs.

But meanwhile, the expo: here’s the low down:

 

Employers

Imagine walking into a room that’s chock-full of employers looking to meet people, interview people and hire people. Our goal is to get people in the room and start up some conversations without the pressure or awkward anonymity that typically surrounds job applications. And if that takes a bit of starch out of the whole process, so much the better!

We’ll have employers from healthcare, teaching, IT, hospitality, trades, construction, and engineering. So if you move in those circles, you’ll make more – and better – contacts in the first hour of expo than you would in a month of CV wrangling (having said that, bring your CV! Someone will probably ask you for it).

 

Recruitment agents

In addition to employers, there’ll also be recruitment agents from Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Some of them are sector-specific, some of them are region-specific. All of them bring more opportunities to the table, and in more sectors. Fancy testing your animation chops in New Brunswick? Developing video games in Nova Scotia? Regardless of whether you’re a people person, a super geek or a financial wizard, you need to meet these people.

 

People to help with your visa

Getting a visa can be quite complicated, so dropping a couple of hundred on a licensed advisor who knows what they’re doing can save you countless hours of pain-inducing tail chasing, and it also improves your chances of visa success. You’ll find a select few at the Expo (including some of our very own from the Working In office), and you’ll have the chance to pick their brains about the visa you’ll need to do what you want.

 

Some other useful people

Once you’ve checked out the job and visa situations (maybe over a cuppa), you’ll want to shop around some of the other people who’ll be able to help to plant yourself in a new country. Firstly: money. It’s good to use a foreign exchange trader to help you convert your currency: some people stand to save, or lose, a lot. There’ll also be pension plan specialists who can help you figure out the best way to transfer your nest egg. And of course, leaving no-one behind, you’ll want to scope out the best way to transport your mutt or your mog from one side of the globe to the other. There are good folks to help with all of that.

 

So …

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Meanwhile, this just in from rural New Zealand:

A GP with his own practice in the small, forestry town of Tokoroa is struggling to find someone to share his burgeoning workload. Eventually, he took the role away from his specialised medical recruiters, and advertised the role himself. The salary? A cool $400,000!

That’s a bit more than twice the average income of GPs in New Zealand, and roughly twice the average house price in south Waikato. Alternatively, you could get a fleet of four brand new Mercedes SLKs, and blow the change on a 5 star world trip. Plus, the deal comes bundled with a share in the practice.

So, what’s going on? In short, rural New Zealand is crying out for skilled, English speaking doctors. The same is true in Australia and Canada (where French speakers are also in demand). It’s true that the bustling township of Tokoroa, with its population of 12,000 people working mainly in forestry and farming, is not on the career wish-list of every young doctor.

But small towns everywhere offer two great things to all types of skilled worker. First is community. Regardless of what you do, working rurally puts you directly in touch with people. That means it can be as much about your personality as your skills. True, you need to be the type who’s comfortable bumping into clients and colleagues at the local store, the pub or the school football match.

The second benefit is more tangible: the New Zealand and Australian governments both allocate more visa points to applicants who commit to living in rural areas. That applies both to working visas and entrepreneurial visas. Some Canadian states also have programmes paving the way to the rural heartland.

So, for the right type of person (front page socialites and serious city slickers may wish to decline), it’s well worth looking into regional migration. The visa can be easier, the work can be more rewarding, and by all accounts the money ain’t bad, either.

Whether you’re attracted to tiny towns or the mighty metropolis, get in touch to explore the opportunities in

Australia

Canada

New Zealand

 

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The lifestyle

Canada is a land of diversity. With two official languages, everything from road signs to cereal boxes talk to you in both English and French. Sure, we import a bit of American culture. But we also take a lot from our European history, from our keen sense of irony to our parliamentary democracy. With a flourishing new-migrant community and a proud Inuit culture, Canadians are both cosmopolitan and open minded; urban and outdoorsy.

With roughly the same area as the USA but only 10% of the American population, there is a lot of space to go round. And what space! This is a place with over 30,000 lakes! Add to that the mountains, oceans and and forests, and it’s little wonder that Canadians love the great outdoors, just as much as their famous film festivals and thriving cities. There aren’t many places in the world where you can spend the day at work, get in a few runs on a ski field, and then catch an evening show.

The work scene

Canada, like most countries, is still in recovery from the global credit over-run which peaked in 2010. However, there are good grounds for cautious optimism. Unemployment is hovering at about 7.2% – about the same as the OECD average, and the OECD predicts a reduction in unemployment over the next 12 months. In the year since January 2015, employment has increased by 0.7%, which is about 126,000 jobs. Long term unemployment is one of the lowest in the OECD.

Most new jobs in the last year have been in healthcare and social services (4%), which has been attributed to Canada’s ageing population. Professional, scientific and technical services grew by 2.9%., while jobs in financial services, insurance and real estate grew by 1.7%.

So, if variety is the spice of life, Canada must be the tastiest place on Earth. Click here to find out what it takes to come and work, play and live like a local.

 

The lifestyle

It’s a vast country, but by far the greatest majority of us live near the sea. The biggest cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Cairns are all coastal, and – from the Gold Coast to the West Coast, there are miles and miles and miles of beaches, most of which you might call stunning. Australia without beaches would be a bit like England without pubs. No one would know what to do with themselves.

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The people here are a bit like the environment: energetic, colourful and slightly rebellious. In the high streets it’s not uncommon to see large, audacious print designs in boutique windows, or art with rich impasto, dripping with pigment on gallery walls. The blazing colour and boisterous rebellion also live on in movies like Mad Max, Crocodile Dundee, and Priscilla – Queen of the Desert; all of them loudly and proudly Aussie to the core.

But just because the weather gets hot and the people get boisterous, that doesn’t mean we’re short of culture. It’s called an opera house for a reason, after all!

The work scene

In 2015, over 215,000 new jobs were created and filled in Australia. That’s an expansion of almost 2% of the entire job market: not where it was in the heady days before 2010, but solid nonetheless. The good news is that this trend is expected to continue, with official estimates that employment will grow by 10% between now and 2019. That’s about 1.16 million jobs.

(Aus Government dept of Labour)

And what sort of jobs are they? The top five employment categories are expected to be:

  • Health care & social assistance
  • Education & training
  • Construction
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Accommodation and food services

Hey, the climate’s awesome, there’s tons of energy, and there’s work for the right skill sets. Click here to find out what sort of visa you’ll need to work, play and live like an Aussie.

New Zealand’s been said to be more like England than England. I think what they mean by that is that we look a bit like England from the outside, but then things look different once you’re in. With an egalitarian outlook, manners take a back seat to practicality. There’s less interest in the school you went to, and more interest in your taste in craft beer. As a small nation, we value people who can do stuff. Call it a meritocracy.

Perhaps the greatest expression of the Kiwi passion for a fair go is expressed in the relations between Maori and Pakeha (i.e. non Maori). Although no marriage is without conflict, most New Zealanders of all stripes are proud of their connection with Maori culture. Sure, everyone knows the haka (war dance) performed by the All Blacks. But anyone who’s ever been lucky enough to receive a formal Maori welcome knows that it’s a rich, noble culture with the greatest respect for the human character (and a famous sense of humour).

As the old Maori proverb goes: He aha te mea nui o te ao, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata.

Which means: What is the most important thing in the world? It is the people, it is the people, it is the people.

The work scene

New Zealand has a strong employment market. Compared to the OECD average, New Zealand performs well on all employment measures: unemployment (6%) is lower than the OECD average (7%). 75% of the total working age population is in employment, significantly better than the OECD average of 66%. Elsewhere, independent analyses predict unemployment to be as low as 4% by the beginning of 2017.

The sectors predicted to show the strongest growth this year include

  • Finance, insurance & real estate (21%)
  • Mining & construction (21%)
  • Transport & utilities (15%)
  • Services (14%)
  • Other growth categories include wholesale trade & retail, manufacturing, and public admin and education.

In short: New Zealand is a natural playground, the people are friendly, and the economy is well on track for sustainable growth. Click here to find the right visa so you can work, play and live like a local.

Wish you were here!

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Another year, over and out. In New Zealand and Australia we’re all freshly back from the beach, while in Canada it’s been a more snowy, eggnoggy affair. It’s all good. The only thing missing is … you! What’s stopping you? 2016 can be your year to move.

Here are some tips to make your new life overseas come true.

  • Use our Working In job boards. They’ve got lots of jobs in many sectors, and every one of them has the welcome mat out for new migrants.
  • Use local recruitment agencies. If you find an agent that wants to put your name forward stick with them. They’ll be selling you whilst you’re fast asleep.
  • Engage a migration agent. They can be helpful especially if your occupation is in a ‘grey’ area (say if it’s not clearly identified on a Government list of skills in short supply).  Migration agents like ours can help you understand the best roles to apply for that make the most of your skills whilst fitting in with your destination country’s immigration requirements.
  • Research your preferred destination country, and build up a realistic image of what life will be like.
  • Focus on the goal and keep positive! Visa applications can require quite a bit of paperwork, so your determined attitude to see things through can be the deciding factor.

So, what’s stopping you? Here are some common challenges that we help people overcome every day:

I’ve got a visa, now I just need a job.

Congratulations! If you’ve gone through the hoops of getting a visa, then we’ve got employers lined up and ready to hire right now. Check out our Get in touch today for work in New Zealand, Australia or Canada. Or if you’re in the UK, come to one of our expos this March in London, Manchester and Glasgow. You’ll meet lots of employers from different countries, face to face. Literally hundreds of our expo attendees are now living happily overseas. You can join them!

I’ve sussed out the job, now I need a visa.

Good work! Now for the tough part: getting a work visa doesn’t happen overnight. Underestimating the visa application time is the most common reason for declined applications. The sad part is that most of those applicants would probably have got approved, if they hadn’t been in such a hurry! The visa application time varies, depending on about a gazillion variables. It might take a fortnight, a month or longer. Leaving the application to the last minute causes problems like job offers getting withdrawn, or errors in documentation, and then people get despondent. The Working In licensed immigration agents can help you get the timing right and maximise your chances of success.

So if you’ve already got a job offer, you need to get things moving. Get started now on your visa application for Australia , Canada and New Zealand.

My New Year’s resolution is to work abroad, but I’m not sure where to start.

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It’s quite understandable: moving your life from one side of the world to the other has never been high on the list of easy things to do. There are three things you need to do to make it happen.

  1. Check out countries that interest you (go wild, it’s only a web search). Then choose one. Here’s the skinny on our three favourites:
  2. Get started on your visa application. We can help you with that for New Zealand, Australia and Canada. LINK “Visa”
  3. Research the job market, and then get one. We can help with that, too: New Zealand, Australia or Canada.

And check out our migration expos if you’re in the UK to meet face to face with employers ready to hire in Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

I want to do it, but I’m embarrassed about my past or my health.

The very fact that you’re even considering life in a new country means you’re probably doing something right. Every day at Working In we hear extraordinary stories about our clients’ lives. We promise every client 100% total discretion (which is a condition of our licence to operate as immigration advisors). And to be frank, we stopped getting shocked or embarrassed years ago. The more you tell us, the more accurately we can predict whether or not your application will work out. You can trust us to do right by you.

I’m ready to take the plunge, only, it’s kind of a hassle.

Lift up your finger. Easy does it. That’s good. Now open one of the following links:  Australia , Canada and New Zealand.

You will be connected with a team of licensed immigration advisors, dedicated to helping people do exactly what you are trying to do right now. It’s all our immigration consultants do, all day, every day. They’ll help you with all the hard parts, so they’re no longer hard. They’ll tell you which visa you should apply for, and whether you’re likely to get it approved, and what you have to do to get it. If there are any obstacles, they’ll know exactly how to overcome them. Working with a licensed advisor, you’ll be more likely to get your visa approved, and get it faster.

I’m out of excuses.

If you’ve got a taste for adventure, if you love different cultures and lifestyles, or if you enjoy your job and yearn for a change of scenery, what are you waiting for? Make 2016 the year of exploration! With the team at Working In behind you, you’ll be well prepared for the entire process, from the job search to the visa application and beyond. So, make 2016 your year of change, right now for moving to New Zealand, Australia or Canada.

Christmas: summering and mummering in Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Merry Christmas, everyone!

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2015

It’s been quite a year for immigration. While the global spotlight was elsewhere, The Economist declared Melbourne the world’s most liveable city. You’ve got to hand it to them: four Australian cities made it into the top 10. Canada also did well, with three in the top 10, and in New Zealand, Auckland made the list at number 9, just ahead of Helsinki. But now, Christmas approaches. If you’re lucky enough to be in Canada, Australia or New Zealand over the holidays, here’s a guide to help you track down the treats in the silly season.

Canada

If you think you know what a white Christmas is all about, try Christmas in Canada. Here, you can tell any children in your life that they’re right next door to Santa’s place. Naughty or nice, makes no difference: no country is closer to the North Pole. And that pretty much guarantees that there’ll be plenty of white stuff to go around. mummer And don’t think for a moment that it’s all about snow shoes and eggnog. Well, it can be if you want. But there are also plenty of winter festivals, from Newfoundland’s Snow West to Quebec’s winter carnival, you can go dog sledding by day, partying at night. One of the great Canadian winter experiences is to skate the 7.8 km Rideau Canal, the world’s largest skating rink and the picturesque centrepiece of Ottawa’s Winterlude festival.

And … mummering! It’s a Newfoundland thing and it works like this. Dress up in funny costumes. Make sure you obscure the face, totally, and it’s good to include quite a bit of padding, so you’re really, really hard to identify. Drag is good. Then you go round to your friends’ place, knock on their door, and announce: “Are mummers ‘loud in?” Once you’re ‘’loud in’, things can get a bit loose, as your host is obliged to figure out who you are, while you’re allowed to talk funny, including the use of talking while inhaling (good luck with that), and they’re allowed to prod you to get a feel for your physique. What could possibly go wrong? Then you do a bit of a song and dance number, eat, drink and move on.

Australia and New Zealand

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In case you’ve never been to the southern hemisphere, you need to know that Christmas here is a summertime affair. So do summery stuff! Play beach cricket, drink lager, get a tan, wear flip flops (which Kiwis call ‘jandals’ and Aussies, to their shame, call ‘thongs’).

Many households ignore the weather completely, and go for the full mid­winter style of Christmas feast: roast turkey, fruit pudding, brandy butter, the works. It’s all good, but consuming calories by the thousand in 40°C can be tough, even for the most seasoned glutton.

As a result, increasing numbers of Australians and New Zealanders are leaving the dining room for the beach, the table for the barbecue, and roast veggies for vibrant salads. New Zealanders and Australians both like to lay claim to the invention of the Pavlova dessert, a fruit­ smothered meringue named after the famous Russian ballerina, and it’s a never ending smash hit in both countries, whatever the weather, especially at Christmas.

The antipodes also have a range of local Christmas trees. In Australia, the colloquially named Christmas bush, tree fern and Christmas bells all have stunning, natural Christmassy appearances. And in New Zealand, the pohutukawa has frosty­ white new growth and a vibrant red bloom coming right on cue in December. The fact that its natural habitat is the beach doesn’t hurt, and kids love climbing them. Just remember it’s a tree, and it’s protected, so don’t try and uproot it for your sitting room: not going to happen.

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If you’re in Sydney, the big news on Boxing Day is the start of the Sydney Hobart yacht race, where hundreds of yachts ­ big and small, new and old, ­ take to the sea in a cloud of colour. Both countries have a thriving summer music festival scene, with the St Jerome Laneway festival in all Australian states and Auckland, plus a host of local one, two and three day festivals in both countries.

So, whether you’re summering in the antipodes or mummering in Newfoundland, the new worlds of Canada, Australia and New Zealand all have distinct ways of making the festive season their own. Look closely, and you’ll find it’s the perfect opportunity to get a strong dose of local culture in its purest form.

Merry Christmas everyone, from the team at Working­In.

Or, as they say in:

Inuit: Quvianagli Anaiyyuniqpaliqsi!

Maori: Meri kirihimete!

Bondi beach: On yer mate

On 1  November 2015, a new policy came into place to attract new migrants to take up jobs in regional New Zealand.

‘Regional New Zealand’ means any place outside of the area covered by the Auckland Council (if you know Auckland, that means south of the Bombay Hills; and north just past Warkworth).

Additional Bonus Points

The new measure boosts the bonus points for skilled migrants applying for residence with a job offer outside Auckland – from 10 to 30 points.

And if you are applying under the business categories the points are doubled for entrepreneurs planning to set up businesses in the regions under the Entrepreneur Work Visa from 20 to 40 points.

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Why is New Zealand trying to attract people to locations outside of Auckland?

NZ’s Prime Minister says almost half of the 10,000 skilled migrants (and their families) who get residence each year move to the financial capital.

On the new policy, he says that “we want to balance that out a bit, by attracting more people into other parts of the country to help grow local economies”.

Migrants with offers for jobs in the regions will get extra points that will count towards the 100 they require to apply for residence.

However, they will need to commit to a region for at least 12 months – up from the current requirement of three months.

Business Opportunities

Mr Key has also unveiled changes to encourage entrepreneurs wanting to come to New Zealand to look for business opportunities in the regions. He said these changes will help spread the benefits of migration across the country – particularly in regions that are in greater need for workers, skills and investment.

 

NZ’s Immigration Changes – The Facts

For migrants:

  • Skilled migrants must reach a 100 point threshold to apply for residence – certain skills, industries, job offers and qualifications have a higher number of points attached to them
  • The bonus points for a job offer outside Auckland will increase from 10 to 30, therefore making it easier for them to apply
  • They will need to commit to a region for at least 12 months – up from the current three month requirement

Entrepreneurs:

  • An entrepreneur work visa was launched by the government last year to attract migrants who offer high-level business experience, capital and international connections
  • The extra points they get for setting up a business outside Auckland will double – from 20 to 40
  • Immigration New Zealand expects to approve up to 200 people in 2016 under the entrepreneur visa category

 

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Our view is that there are many fantastic,  challenging work opportunities in New Zealand – and the other main centres of Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown, Tauranga and New Plymouth have a lot to offer.

Have a look in the jobs section of our Working In New Zealand website, to find something that suits you – or Like our Facebook page to keep up-to-date on New Zealand immigration and employment news.

 

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What comes to mind when you think of Canada? The imposing rugged wilderness of the Rockies? Maple syrup and Tim Hortons? Ice hockey? Hat-clad, horse riding Mounties? Famously friendly inhabitants?

Wherever your mind takes you about Canada, it seems that the rest of the world agrees with all the good stuff. Take a look.

The world’s most admired country

The Reputation Institute’s 2015 Country Reptrak® Survey has revealed that Canada is the world’s most reputable country – beating 54 other nations to the top spot. In particular, Canada scored highly for its effective government, absence of corruption, friendly and welcoming people, and welfare support system.

The Institute surveyed approximately 48,000 residents of G8 countries to gather the data for their rankings. Survey respondents ranked the reputations of the world’s 55 wealthiest nations on a variety of environmental, political and economic factors.

This highlights how Canada still remains a popular choice for people looking to move countries.

Check out the full report here.

Clifton Hill, Ontario - by Gary Burke, courtesy of Flickr.com

Clifton Hill, Ontario – by Gary Burke, courtesy of Flickr.com

The world’s safest country

Your well-being is influenced by your feelings of personal security and how unlikely it is you’ll be physically assaulted or become a victim of crime. In Canada, the chances of you being assaulted are incredibly low.

The OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) Better Life Index focuses on the well-being of inhabitants across countries, rather than looking at economic statistics and cold data. Their most recent findings showed that 1.3% of people in Canada reported being an assault victim in the past 12 months. This is the lowest rate in the OECD, where the average is 3.9%.

So expect a safer, happier you if you make the move to Canada – see how else Canada scores in the Better Life Index.  For a sneak peek, it ranks above average in housing, well-being, health status, income and wealth, social connections, environmental quality, jobs and earnings, education and skills, and civic engagement.

Call Canada home

If you’re keen to make the move to one of the world’s best countries, don’t miss our Working International Job Expo next March in the UK.  As always, we’ll have a section devoted exclusively to Canada, with Canadian employers and exhibitors there to help you find a job, and learn more about visas.  In the meantime though, you can still search for a job online and find out more about Canadian visas.

You tell us

What do you think Canada is #1 in the world for? Find us on Facebook and share your thoughts with us.

Spirit Island, Canadian Rockies - by Ann Badjura of Ann Badjura Photography, courtesy of Flickr.com

Spirit Island, Canadian Rockies – by Ann Badjura of Ann Badjura Photography, courtesy of Flickr.com

Google ‘what’s New Zealand best in the world at’ and guaranteed you’ll find the national rugby team, the All Blacks, up there. Although rightly proud of their sporting prowess on the global stage, New Zealand is world beating in other ways too.

The world’s most free country        

What does it mean to be free? Well for starters, to enjoy freedom of expression and belief, as well as tolerance of immigrants and minorities. In the Legatum Prosperity Index, New Zealand has topped the personal freedom category. This suggests that New Zealanders feel safe, respected and able to explore their opinions and beliefs without persecution.

An annual ranking of 142 countries, the index ranks countries on a range of factors, including wealth, economic growth and quality of life. However, it doesn’t just look at economic indicators (like a country’s income), it also looks at people’s well-being – making it unique. It’s the only global measurement of prosperity based on both income and wellbeing.

See how well New Zealand fared on other factors too.

Best experience for expats

Global bank HSBC has just released the results of their Expat Explorer Survey. Surveying the opinions and experiences of expats (so the people who have actually done what you’re hoping to do), it’s a fascinating look into what it’s really like to move, live and work internationally.

Although New Zealand actually came in at number two (behind Singapore at number one) overall of the world’s best countries for expats, it still topped a number of the charts.

Key wins for New Zealand include:

  • Number one for entrepreneurship – great news for anyone hoping to set up a business in NZ.
  • Number one for overall experience with number one rankings in quality of life, finance and healthcare.
  • Number one for quality of life, health and integration under the family category – reassuring if you’re taking your family with you to NZ.

Look at how New Zealand compares to other countries for expats – it’s definitely one of the best.

You tell us

What do you think New Zealand is #1 in the world for? Find us on Facebook and tell us your thoughts.

Credit: Chris WIlliams

Credit: Chris WIlliams

You might imagine that Australia’s beaches, exciting career opportunities or national sports teams are all world-beating – but what does the data show?

It shows that Australia does top the charts – here’s a look at what Australia does better than anywhere else in the world.

The world’s most liveable cities

Each year the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) undertakes and releases its Global Liveability Ranking and Report which provides scores for 140 cities worldwide. Its latest report (from 2014 data) places Melbourne at the top of the list – for the fifth year in a row.

The report looks at 30 factors across five areas: stability, infrastructure, education, healthcare and environment. Melbourne received perfect scores in healthcare, education and infrastructure, culture and environment and sport. Overall, it scored a near-perfect 97.5 out of 100.

It’s not hard to see why. Melbournians enjoy unburdened, effective infrastructure. Melbourne may be a big city but it has the Yarra River flowing through it and masses of green open parks and gardens, contributing to its residents’ sense of wellbeing. It boasts impressive arts and culture and winding laneways of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops. It also has a low murder rate, helping its residents feel safe.

Australia also has three other cities in the top 10 – no other country has that many top-ranking cities in the list. Adelaide is joint fifth, with Sydney seventh and Perth eighth.

Check out the rest of the world’s best cities here.

Twelve Apostles by Worakit Sirijinda, sourced from FreeDigitalImages.com. Northern Territory.

The top in civic engagement

The OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) Better Life Index goes beyond GDP data and economic statistics. Instead it delves into the well-being of countries’ residents, looking at 11 essential areas of living conditions and quality of life.

The OECD believes that trusting your government is essential to your sense of well-being and that a high voter turnout is a measure of citizen engagement. In Australia, voter turnout is 93% – whereas the OECD average is 68%.

This means Australia tops the chart of OECD countries in terms of civic engagement. It suggests that the Australian political system performs well as it reflects the will of a huge proportion of the population.

See how Australia performs in other OECD measures.

Make the move

If you think Australia is right for you, you can put your plan into action this October – the Working International Expo is coming to London and Manchester. Meet Australian employers, find out more about your visa options and sort out your move – all under one roof. See you there!

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Dancing Lights by Gav Owen, sourced from Flickr.com. Melbourne.

This month, Australia has recently launched a work and holiday arrangement with the People’s Republic of China and a new online visa label system. In Canada, there’s a mixed bag of news – from holds on some visa schemes to increased thresholds for other schemes. With all these changes, you could benefit from some Canadian visa advice – see who can help.

Plus in New Zealand there’s great news for overseas agricultural workers seeking seasonal work, plus some handy information about what you can and can’t bring into the country.

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Australia

Work and Holiday arrangement with the People’s Republic of China now live

As of 21 September 2015, up to 5,000 educated young Chinese nationals per year will be able to take advantage of the Work and Holiday visa arrangement between Australia and the People’s Republic of China.

The visa allows young Chinese nationals to have an extended holiday of up to 12 months in Australia, where they can undertake short-term work or study.

If you’re a Chinese national visit the Australian Embassy Beijing website to see if you’re eligible. Or find out more about Australia’s working holiday visa scheme.

Electronic visa record replaces passport labels

Traditionally when you received your Australian visa, a label was fixed into your passport. However, from 1 September 2015, you’re no longer able to request and pay for a visa label.

Instead, you access your visa record through the free Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) service. When you scan your passport at the airport, it’s linked automatically to this service and will let passport officials know your visa status.

This change reflects the Australian Government’s agenda to make their services more accessible and convenient to their clients through the provision of secure online services. VEVO is also efficient, reliable and provides real-time information about your visa.

This demonstrates Australia’s commitment to a overhauled, more streamlined and efficient visa system. More information is available at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

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Canada

Fast track your move to Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast, has just announced they will be able to fast track another 300 migrant workers who qualify under the express entry visa scheme that’s aimed at skilled workers.

It also means that Nova Scotia can nominate a total of 1,350 immigrants in 2015 under their provincial nominee program – almost double the previously allowed 700.

Nova Scotia remains a popular choice for skilled workers. In 2014, 2,670 newcomers settled in Nova Scotia – more people than have ever arrived in the past 10 years. Nova Scotia clearly offers a lot to would-be Canadians too – Statistics Canada show a retention rate of 71 per cent for immigrants that landed in Nova Scotia between 2007 and 2011.

If you’d like to take advantage of this fast track entry to Nova Scotia, take a look at some job opportunities – having a Canadian job offer may help your visa application. Or find out more about Nova Scotia’s nominee program.

Alberta and British Columbia release updates to their Provincial Nominee Programs

Canadian provinces manage their own visa schemes, called Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). They all have their own rules, requirements and application thresholds. Alberta and British Columbia have both released updates to their programs:

Alberta

Due to a 10,000-application backlog, no new applications will be accepted to the Alberta Immigration Nominee Program until January 2016. However, if you’re interested in moving to Alberta, you can still apply through Canada’s express entry visa scheme.

British Columbia

Applications to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) Skills Immigration stream and Express Entry stream have been put on hold until early 2016, due to application thresholds being met.

However, the Health Care Professional, Northeast Pilot Project and Entrepreneur Immigration streams will continue to accept applications.

Find out more about the BCPNP.

Skill shortages felt across Canada

A new survey by CareerBuilder.ca shows the impact of skill shortages on Canadian businesses:

  • 29% of survey respondents (almost three in 10 employers) have jobs that have been unfilled for 12 weeks or longer.
  • Three quarters of those respondents say this has negatively impacted upon their companies.
  • 31% of respondents said that un-fillable job openings lead to work not getting done – with 22% saying their companies are losing revenue.

With Canadian businesses feeling the pinch of a lack of skilled workers, this may be good news for skilled workers wanting to move to Canada – watch this space.

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New Zealand

Overseas agricultural contractors able to work easier in NZ

By 1 June 2016, seasonal workers from overseas could find it easier to temporarily work and live in New Zealand. A new visa deal means that rural contractors can more simply bring in overseas workers to help them over the busy summer harvest season.

Rural Contractors New Zealand (RCNZ) president Steve Levet estimates that the industry requires around 900 seasonal staff from overseas each year. In New Zealand there is a shortage of suitably skilled operators able to handle highly sophisticated machinery – so they look overseas for the skills they need.

These overseas workers – traditionally from Ireland and England – have good mechanical skills and are already up and running, meaning they don’t require extensive training.

About the new scheme

With a less rigorous process than what currently has to be followed, under the new scheme RCNZ would apply for Approval in Principle on behalf of all its members.

Then their members can apply online for a visa for the person they’re recruiting without having to meet any of the current requirements, which include having to advertise and going through Work and Income New Zealand first.

No further details are available at this stage – we’ll keep you updated. If you’re not already on our New Zealand mailing list, sign up [Link to: NZ newsletter sign up] and you’ll be the first to know.

Arriving in New Zealand – What you need to know

Whether you’re just visiting or are coming to New Zealand permanently, there are things you need to know.

For starters, do you need a visa? If you’re going on holiday, you might not – see if you need a visitor’s visa.  If you’d like to work and live in New Zealand, you will – read more about NZ visas.

What you can’t bring in to NZ

Pretty standard stuff, but this list includes:

  • Hazardous materials.
  • Endangered species (without a permit).
  • Weapons (without a permit).
  • Objectionable publications, including videos and digital images, or
  • Controlled drugs.

What you have to declare

New Zealand has very strict biosecurity rules – not surprisingly as any rogue flora or fauna can wreck havoc on its unique ecosystem. This means you have to declare the following items when you arrive:

  • Food of any kind – this even includes any food, especially fruit, you might have picked up on the plane or coming through duty free.
  • Plants or parts of plants (alive or dead).
  • Animals (alive or dead) or their products.
  • Equipment used with animals.
  • Camping gear, golf clubs and used bicycles – even muddy walking boots.
  • Biological specimens.

Anything you declare will be examined to check it’s ok to bring into NZ. This may include it being cleaned or treated before being allowed in.

The fines for not declaring any of the above are very high – and not worth the risk.

For more information about what you can (and can’t) bring in New Zealand, visit the New Zealand Government website.

Migration to New Zealand reaching its peak

New Zealand has always been a popular choice for skilled international workers but now, finally, the figures seem to be nearing their peak. A recent report by Westpac, a NZ bank, shows that migration to NZ is slowing.

One reason that could be behind this is the approval process for a resident visa, which favours applicants who have a job offer in New Zealand. Another is that NZ’s residence approval targets remain at 45,000 – 50,000 a year, which simply has not kept up with the demand.

Finally, Westpac estimated that Auckland (prime location of choice for most migrant workers) is not keeping up with the housing demand, which is under pressure from both migrant arrival and natural occupant increase.

So, if you’re thinking of coming to New Zealand, make sure you consider other parts of the country before you make the move.  It’s not impossible to get your metaphorical foot in the door in Auckland, but making sure you’ve ticked key boxes (like getting a job prior) will help you get ahead.

Our Manchester event this weekend (17-18 October 2015) marked our final expo in the UK for 2015.  The quality of candidates over the weekend was fantastic – and we’re looking forward to seeing Manchester (and London) again in March 2016.

Exhibitors were very impressed with the people they met in Manchester.

Construction workers and senior construction managers required for large builds in NZ.

Construction workers and senior construction managers required for large builds in NZ.

Nursing jobs available here in Melbourne and Victoria.

Nursing jobs available here in Melbourne and Victoria.

Get help with your move to OZ from locals.

Get help with your move to OZ from locals.

A very positive event with people finding out what life they could have overseas.

A very positive event with people finding out what life they could have overseas.

Land of the long white clouds anyone?

Land of the long white clouds anyone?

Construction workers and senior construction managers required for large builds in NZ.

Construction workers and senior construction managers required for large builds in NZ.

Western Australia has a huge requirement for health workers.

Western Australia has a huge requirement for health workers.

A small, quality jobs day is what we wanted to achieve in Ireland – and, judging by the steady flow of quality candidates that visited the event, our boutique event in Dublin was a success.

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We loved meeting you at our London event.

 Our jobs expo in London this weekend past (10-11 October 2015) was a fantastic event, and started off our UK events season with a bang.  With the Dublin expo happening today (14 October), and the Manchester event this weekend, we’ve been kept extremely busy at the Working In offices in Auckland and London!

We thought we’d share some photos with you, taken during the London event.  If you’re attending Manchester this weekend (17-18 October), these will give you some insight into what you can expect.

Tony Alexander, Chief Economist at BNZ, gives a seminar on how best to start your new life as a Kiwi.

Tony Alexander, Chief Economist at BNZ, gives a seminar on how best to start your new life as a Kiwi.

Enterprise Recruitment stand (New Zealand) were busy throughout the day

Enterprise Recruitment stand (New Zealand) were busy throughout the day

The Fletcher Construction stand (New Zealand) were also kept very busy – they were offering 50+ job roles.

The Deputy Minister for Immigration (Newfoundland, Canada) mans one of the Canada exhibitor stands.

The Deputy Minister for Immigration (Newfoundland, Canada) mans one of the Canada exhibitor stands.

The conference centre was humming with activity throughout the weekend.

Talking to immigration officials about moving to British Columbia.

Talking to immigration officials about moving to British Columbia.

Queues formed at the Canadian immigration stand.

Queues formed at the Canadian immigration stand.

Land of the long white clouds anyone?

Land of the long white clouds anyone?

Finding out about property in New Zealand. A very busy stand.

Finding out about property in New Zealand. A very busy stand.

Get help with your move to OZ from locals.

Get help with your move to OZ from locals.

You’ve imagined tellng your current boss that you’re leaving for Canada. You’ve researched where you want to live. You’ve started the job search. But you’re still not sure how to actually make the move from the computer screen to Canada.

Sound familiar?

We’ve compiled our top three ways to make your move to Canada a reality this year.

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Work in an in-demand industry, and land a job before you go

An obvious start, but make sure you’ve researched what jobs are actually in demand in Canada. You’ll get extra points on your visa application if you have a qualifying job offer from a Canadian employer.

We’ve compiled a post about Canada’s latest skill shortages – check it out to see if your occupation is needed in Canada.

If your occupation is on there, start your job search. You can try Working In Canada’s job board which is frequently updated.

If your occupation isn’t on the list, there are other visa options available to you – see ‘Get clued up on Canadian visas’ below.

Meet Canadian employers face-to-face

Or, even better than a job board, you could visit the Working International Expo. This October we’re coming to London and Dublin (our boutique, Canada-only show) with Canadian employers recruiting for a range of job skills and industries.  Attending an expo is a great way to meet these Canadian employers face to face. You’ll get the opportunity to sell your skills and experience and you may even interview while you’re there.

consider a move outside the big cities

Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are really popular with would-be Canadians, so think about making the move to some of the smaller provinces. The provinces experience critical skill shortages (meaning they’re more likely to look internationally for the skills they need) but still offer the incredible lifestyle and landscape of Canada’s major cities (arguably more so, as they’re less populated).

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operates currently in these provinces:

  • Alberta
  • Manitoba
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Yukon
  • British Columbia
  • New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia
  • Saskatchewan
  • Ontario

PNP applications are given preference over other skilled visa applications (like the Federal Skilled Worker stream) by Citizenship & Immigration Canada, as they look to find the skills the provinces really need.

Get clued up on Canadian visas

There are multiple visa options into Canada for skilled workers, entrepreneurs, business owners, students, family members, and more.

The best way to understand the different routes into Canada and the options available to you is to get specialist visa advice.  At the Working International Expo, we’ve got Canadian visa experts (like Brazolot Migration Group) on hand to guide you through your different options and the visa process.

You can also explore Citizenship & Immigration Canada’s website to determine your eligibility.

Show your commitment

Canadian employers want to see an understanding about what relocating to Canada will really mean to you – and they want to see your commitment to making your new life work.

Have you ever visited Canada?  Do you have family in Canada?  Will you be bringing all your family with you to Canada? Or will all of your family be back home? How will you adjust to your new life?  Are you in it for the long haul or will you turn around and head back home after only a few months?

Consider the above questions and be sure that a move to Canada is right for you.

…It is? Great, going to the Working International Expo is a good way to show your commitment and enthusiasm. You can research all your visa options, meet potential employers and sort your move – from arranging professional movers to opening a bank account.

Make the move to Canada this October

You can arrange your move to Canada this October without leaving the UK or Ireland. The Working International Expo is coming to London, Dublin (our boutique, one-day expo featuring Canadian employers only), and Manchester, starting in a fortnight!

See you there!

Aurora Borealis, Canada

It’s already September – not too much time left in 2015 to make your goal of moving to Australia a reality.  Luckily we’re on hand with our top three tips to get you off your couch and onto that plane to Australia this year.  Yep, this year.  Really.

Sort a job before you land

For your best chance at an Australian visa, it’ll help to work in an industry that desperately needs your skills and experience. We’ve recently done a round-up of the occupations in demand in Australia – check out the list to see if your occupation is on it.

If it is, start searching for your new job in Australia. Working In Australia’s job board is updated regularly with opportunities across Australia in a variety of industries.

However, if your occupation isn’t on the list, there are still other visa options open to you – see ‘Understand your Australian visa options’ below.

Meet Australian employers in the UK

Even better than looking online for your job in Australia is meeting Australian employers on your home turf in the UK.  You can do that this October as the Working International Expo is returning to London and Manchester.

The expos have a fantastic range of Australian employers, across a range of industries. This October we have upmarket retail giant David Jones exhibiting with us, looking for top UK Buyers. Also exhibiting are Retail FM, looking for Maintenance and Refrigeration Engineers. In Healthcare we have four organisations attending the expo, looking to lure doctors, nurses, and other Healthcare professionals to a job in the lucky country.

You’ll also have a chance to learn what it’s really like to live and work in Australia – face-to-face.

Think Beyond Sydney and Melbourne

Sydney and Melbourne are consistently found in the world’s most liveable cities surveys – but the rest of Australia has a lot to offer too.  Competing against the big city lights, certain areas in Australia are desperately in need of skilled workers and they’re attractive options too.

Secure employment, progressive career opportunities, enviable lifestyles without the big city bustle, and incredible scenery can all be found outside Australia’s major centres.  Even better – there’s a visa programme dedicated to regional centres, called the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme.

It’s not a points-based visa scheme which may mean you find it easier to meet the criteria. Applying for this scheme means you cannot move to:

  • The Gold Coast
  • Brisbane
  • Newcastle
  • Sydney
  • Wollongong
  • Melbourne

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Understand your Australian visa options

There’s a wide range of visa options available in Australia for business owners, family members, students, skilled workers and more.

The best way to understand the Australian visa process and the different options available to you is to get expert visa advice.  At the Working International Expo in London and Manchester, you can meet Australian visa specialists like Migration Planners face to face.  You’ll be able to understand the visa requirements and which visa may be right for you.

The Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection has a helpful visa finder tool, too.

Prove your commitment

Australian employers want to know that you’re really committed to taking the big step of moving, living and working in Australia.

Have you visited Australia?  Are you planning to?  Do you have family or friends there?  Are you going to bring all your family with you, or are they staying behind?  How will you cope thousands of kms from home?  Will you arrive only to leave a few months later?

Think carefully about all of the above questions.  If you’re still keen, then great.

One way to show your commitment is to attend the Working International Expo.  All in one place you’ll find answers to all of your questions, and Aussies to grill about what it’s really like to live and work in Australia.

Make the move to Australia this October

From London and Manchester, you can get all you need to make the move to Australia – find a job, sort your visa and make all your moving arrangements, from finding movers to opening your bank account.

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Join us in London or Manchester – we’ve got special discounted Early Bird tickets still available for the Manchester event, but only until this Friday (25 September 2015), so get in quick.

See you there!

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As September slides around, it’s been a bit quiet on the visa news front from Australia, Canada and New Zealand. This is true for New Zealand especially – perhaps because the national focus is on that upcoming Rugby World Cup?

This month find out the financial benefits of moving to Australia for skilled workers; about two more visa schemes for Canada; and an upcoming snapshot of life for new Kiwis.

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Moving to Australia pays off?

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has, for the first time, released some data on the personal income of Australian migrants. If you’re wondering about the financial implications of a move to Australia, have a look at some key figures:

  • The total income of migrant taxpayers in the 2009-10 financial year was $37.7 billion
  • Employee income contributed 92% to total income, of which $25.5 billion was reported by migrants from the skilled visa stream
  • Skilled visa holders’ average employee income was about $5,000 higher than the national average of $48,907 for all Australian taxpayers

So moving to Australia under the skilled visa stream means you could have an income higher than other Australian taxpayers.

Read all the data on the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ website, or start looking for that skilled job in Australia.

Canada

Quebec Immigration Investor Program reopens

If you’re keen on Canada, you’ll be pleased to hear that Quebec’s Immigration Investor Program has reopened. One of the world’s most popular immigrant investor programmes, this visa scheme allows qualified investors and their dependent family members the chance to gain Canadian permanent residency through investing CAD$800,000 risk-free, through an approved financial intermediary.

Applications opened on 31 August 2015 and will close 29 January 2016 – although it’s expected that the application quota of 1,750 will be reached before then.

Find out more about the requirements at Quebec’s official immigration website.

British Columbia needs skilled trade workers

Fort St John, in the north of the Canadian province of British Columbia, has recently announced the establishment of a pilot programme to bring in skilled international workers.

They are looking especially for skilled and experienced trade workers, such as electricians and welders.

No further details are available yet, but we’ll update you as soon as they become available.

New Zealand

Migrant Survey

Immigration New Zealand has begun the process of collecting data for its 2015 Migrant Survey. It’s an annual survey, sent out to a random sample of people who’ve been through New Zealand’s immigration process, that asks for feedback on topics including jobs, education background and levels of happiness.

Immigration New Zealand then takes on board the feedback to work out how new Kiwis settle into New Zealand and whether they can improve their services for future new migrants.

As the survey has just been sent out, we don’t have details of the results yet but it’s sure to be an interesting snapshot of life in New Zealand for new Kiwis. We’ll make sure we post the survey results when they’re released – if you haven’t already, sign up to our newsletter.  We’ll then email you this survey data when it’s available – easy!

Maid of the Mist VII, Niagara Falls

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Exciting career opportunities.  Jaw-droppingly beautiful scenery.  The All Blacks.  Hobbiton.  There are hundreds of reasons why you should move to New Zealand…

…but what about how to move to New Zealand?  We’ve put together our top three ways to help you make the move.

1.  Be in demand in New Zealand

Firstly, do your research to understand if your unique skills and experience are needed in New Zealand. The more in demand you are, the more likely it is you’ll get a visa.

Thankfully we’ve done all the hard work and recently produced an article about the latest skill shortages in New Zealand. Take a look to see if you’re needed…

You are?  Brilliant, get started with your job search today. Working In New Zealand’s online jobs board is regularly updated with jobs across New Zealand in a variety of industries.

If your occupation isn’t listed – and you don’t fancy retraining – there are other visa options available. See ‘Discover your New Zealand visa options’ below.

Meet New Zealand employers face to face

Searching for jobs online is convenient, but nothing beats meeting potential employers face to face.  You can do just that this October at the Working International Expo in London and Manchester.  Enjoy face to face time, get all your questions answered, and even interview with employers while you’re there.  Immigration New Zealand will be on hand too, with plenty of useful information about New Zealand jobs and visas.

2.  There’s more to New Zealand than Auckland

Even Prime Minister John Key recognises it – that’s why he’s announced new visa schemes that’ll give you more points if you work in one of the regions, rather than Auckland.

From November 2015, skilled migrants will have bonus points trebled if they apply for residence with a job offer not from Auckland.  If you’re starting a business in the regions, you’ll have your Entrepreneur Work Visa points doubled.

If you’re willing to live and work outside Auckand for at least 12 months, it could be easier and quicker for you to move to New Zealand.  There isn’t any more information available yet, but sign up to our newsletter and we’ll let you know when more information is released.

Discover your New Zealand visa options

Skilled workers, students, family members, entrepreneurs – there are multiple visa options for New Zealand.  To find out what’s right for you, it’s best to get expert visa advice from licensed immigration advisers.

This October you can meet the real experts – Immigration New Zealand. They’ll be in London and Manchester.  Migration Planners, experts in New Zealand migration and visas, will also be there.

3.  Prove your commitment

Kiwi employers want to be sure that you understand the implications of leaving your life behind and starting again in New Zealand – and that you’re committed to this.

Have you ever visited New Zealand?  Do you have friends or family there?  Are you planning to visit?  Have you spoken to anyone who’s already made the move?  How will you cope thousands of miles (or kilometers) from home?  Will you land and start to settle in, only to go back a few months later?

If you still think the move is for you, great. Going along to the Working International Expo is one way to show your commitment. You can chat to Kiwis face to face, and understand what it’s really like to live and work in New Zealand.

Make the move to New Zealand this October

At the Working International Expo, you can get all your questions answered under one roof. Meet Kiwi employers, find a job, sort your visa and arrange your move – from professional movers to opening your bank account.

We’re heading to London and Manchester, and tickets are flying out the door.  Get in quick – we’ll see you there!

Wairoa, New Zealand

We really like this little infographic on Canada’s new Express Entry system.  It makes migrating to Canada look easy!

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It can be almost this easy – find your dream job with a little help from Working In Canada, and breeze through the immigration process with the help of one of our immigration experts (like Canada Immigration Partners).

Infographic supplied by Mathew & Miho at Canada Immigration Partners, Vancouver

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