How to get a job in New Zealand.
How to get a job in New Zealand.
Required occupations, types of work visas, necessary documents, job search sites are all you need to know for employment in New Zealand.
A stable situation in the labor market is one of the factors that attracts expats to New Zealand. According to statistics, the unemployment rate here has not changed for many years and is about 5%.
The main condition for successful employment in New Zealand for a foreigner is knowledge of English. To confirm it, you will need a certificate of passing the test using the international IELTS system with an average score of at least 6.5 points.
Representatives of some professions for work in New Zealand are required to pass state registration:
doctors and nurses; lawyers; teachers; veterinarians; electricians and electricians.
The registration procedure includes checking the applicant’s education and passing a professional exam.
What specialists are in demand in New Zealand?
The authorities of New Zealand annually approve several lists of particularly scarce occupations. Special employment programs are provided for their representatives.
Long Term Skill Shortage List – professions that are in demand all the time:
specialists in the field of computer technologies; engineers; doctors and medical sisters; veterinarians; ecologists and geographers; movie animators; technologists of food production; qualified builders and managers of construction projects; purchasing managers; electricians and electricians; captains of merchant ships and marine engineers; specialists in automotive and diesel engines; cooks.
Immediate Skill Shortage List – specialties, which demanded the enterprises of the regions of New Zealand this year. For example, in Auckland, a large number of builders of very different skills are required, and workers in the oil and gas industry can easily find work in Taranaki.
Both lists can be found by reference.
Immigrants without qualifications can get a job for seasonal work. Usually it is harvesting on numerous fruit or vegetable plantations. Temporary employees are also required in sheep breeding, fishing industry and tourism.
The size of wages in New Zealand.
The minimum wage set by the state in 2016 is NZ 15.25 per hour (about 690 rubles) or 2 684 NZD per month (120,000 rubles).
The average salary is much higher. Now its size is approximately 29.48 NZD per hour (1326 rubles).
The highest paid employees in New Zealand, as in many countries, are IT professionals, senior managers and narrowly specialized doctors. Their average salary is 95,000 NZD per year (4,275,000 rubles).
It should be remembered that in the employment contract the salary without income tax is indicated. Its rate is calculated by the progressive system and is:
The most popular sites where New Zealand employers place vacancies:
www.seek.co.nz – a specialized website with job openings and resumes, www.trademe.co.nz – an online classified ads board, similar to Avito.
The result can also be placed on the sites of New Zealand recruitment agencies. Their services are free of charge for applicants. In addition, do not forget about professional social networks, such as LinkedIn.com.
New Zealand work visa.
Unlike most countries, New Zealand does not oblige foreigners to obtain a work permit. It is enough to have a special visa.
New Zealand Seasonal work visa – for applicants who received an invitation for seasonal work; the validity period is equal to the term of the employment contract.
New Zealand Working Holiday Visa – for citizens of states that have signed a partnership agreement with New Zealand in the framework of the working holiday program (currently Russia is not on this list); allows you to get a temporary job while traveling in New Zealand.
Essential Skills – for professionals whose profession is not included in the Long Term Skill Shortage List; allows you to work only in the organization specified in the visa; valid for 3 years (in some cases – 5 years).
Work to Residence – for professionals from the Long Term Skill Shortage List, in the event of a labor contract for a period exceeding 24 months; gives the right to apply for the status of resident of New Zealand after 2 years in the country.
Work visa open – spouses of persons who have long-term working visas or permanent resident status of the country; permits working in any field.
Post-study work visa open – New Zealand schools for foreign graduates; 12 months are valid; gives the possibility to apply for the status of a resident.
Post-study work visa employer assisted – graduates of educational institutions who could not find a job during the Post-study work visa open, in case of concluding an employment contract for the specialty obtained; Also allows you to become a resident of the country after 2 years of work in New Zealand.
Documents for obtaining a work visa at the embassy or consulate in the place of residence.
an application form filled in English; invitation from a New Zealand employer (job offer); valid international passport; the diploma of educational institution; documents confirming the existence of experience work on the specialty; the conclusion of the authorized medical institution on the health status of the applicant; certificate of criminal record; certificate of passing the international examination of English.
Graduates of New Zealand universities and holders of valid entry visas, with the exception of limited ones, can obtain a work visa directly in New Zealand. To do this, you need to contact the local immigration office with the necessary documents.