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.
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.