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Most In-Demand Jobs in New Zealand

Most In-Demand Jobs in New Zealand

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Are you thinking about migrating to New Zealand? That’s great. 

New Zealand is the most thriving non-European country. It also came in second place as the country most tolerant to immigrants. Choosing to move to New Zealand will be a great decision.

However, because of the social, educational and financial benefits offered by the country – New Zealand is more demanding when it comes to immigrants accepted into the country. Getting a student visa, or travel visa is much easier than getting a work visa or residence visa.

Get a consultation with us at ICL and we can talk you through the available visas and which one is right for you.

New Zealand has a list of shortage skills. The list is a list of most in-demand jobs. If you have been offered a job from the shortage skills list, it can be a lot easier to be accepted for a work or residence visa.

The main fields in which New Zealand has a shortage of skills are: Construction; Engineering; Finance; Health and Social Services; ICT, Electronics and Telecommunications; Recreation Hospitality and Tourism, Science and Trades.

One of the quickest ways to get an in-demand job in Auckland is to look for related job posts on Seek, the most used job platform in New Zealand. If you have the needed skills and experience for the position you can easily apply. Once you get a most in-demand job offer from an accredited employer – your chances for your work visa to be accepted increase exponentially.

Nonetheless, not all occupations in these fields are part of the shortage skills. Some of the most in-demand jobs in New Zealand, along with a list of available specific jobs in Auckland, are:

  • Construction: Construction Project Manager, Project Builder including Building Project Manager and Site Foreman, Quantity Surveyor and Surveyor

In construction, in July 2019, there are ~800 jobs in Auckland. Find your construction Auckland job here on Seek.

  • Engineering: Chemical Engineer, Materials Engineer, Civil Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Structural Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Production or Plant Engineer, Environmental Engineer and Engineering Professionals nec, Civil Engineering Technician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Electronic Engineering Technician, Telecommunications Engineer and Telecommunications Network Engineer

In Engineering, in July 2019, there are ~500 jobs in Auckland. Find your engineering job in Auckland here on Seek.

  • Finance/Business: Procurement Manager

In Finance, in July 2019, there are ~200 jobs in Auckland. Find your finance job in Auckland here on Seek. 

  • Health and Social Services: Clinical Psychologist, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist, General Practitioner, Medical Radiation Therapist, Medical Laboratory Scientist – including Cytotechnologist (Cytoscientist), Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Physicist (Medical), Physiotherapist, Psychiatrist, Registered Nurse (Aged Care), Sonographer, Specialist Physician in Palliative Medicine, Surgeon (General) and Veterinarian

In Health and Social Services, in July 2019, there are ~650 jobs in Auckland. Find your health or social service job in Auckland here on Seek.

  • ICT, Electronics and Telecommunications: Multimedia Specialist (Film Animator), ICT Project Manager, Organisation and Methods Analyst, ICT Business Analyst, Systems Analyst, Multimedia Specialist, Web Developer, Analyst Programmer, Developer Programmer, Software Engineer, Software Tester, Software and Applications Programmers nec, Database Administrator, ICT Security Specialist, Systems Administrator, Computer Network and Systems Engineer, Network Administrator, ICT Quality Assurance Engineer, ICT Support Engineer, ICT Systems Test Engineer, ICT Support and Test Engineers nec, Telecommunications Engineer, Telecommunications Network Engineer and ICT Customer Support Office

In ICT, Electronics and Telecommunications, in July 2019, there are ~1550 jobs in Auckland. Find your ICT, Electronics and Telecommunications job in Auckland here on Seek.

  • Recreation, Hospitality and Tourism: Chef (Chef de Partie or higher)

As a Chef de Partie, in July 2019, there are ~120 jobs in Auckland. Find your Chef de Partie job in Auckland here on Seek.

  • Science: Other Spatial Scientist, Environmental Research Scientist and Food Technologist

In Science, in July 2019, there are ~80 jobs in Auckland. Find your science job in Auckland here on Seek.

  • Trades: Automotive Electrician, Diesel Motor Mechanic (Including Heavy Vehicle Inspector), Electrician (General)  and Electric Line Mechanic

In Trades, in July 2019, there are ~1100 jobs in Auckland. Find your trade job in Auckland here on Seek.  

If you received a job offer for a most in-demand job in New Zealand, we can take care of your entire application process to receive your work visa.

If you have been working for the past two years in a most in-demand job in New Zealand, we can also take care of your entire process to receive a residence visa.

Contact us today!