If you are really serious about getting a job in New Zealand, please go through the thoughts below and some links to give yourself a better chance of working and living in New Zealand.

All the jobs that you come across on the site need you to be entitled to legally work in New Zealand, which means you should be a citizen, permanent resident or have a valid work visa to be considered for the job.

This does not mean that you cannot apply for a job. If the employer is unable to find talent in New Zealand, the employer may like to evaluate overseas applicants directly, through the recently launched Skill finder tool or with the help of recruitment companies.

If you have a skill that is needed by an New Zealand accredited employer and they offer you full-time work, you may be able to get an Accredited Employer Work Visa.

Ref: AEWV and Pay rates

Also, have a look at the recently announced Green list occupations

There are some useful websites that you can review –

a) Business.govt.nz
b) Careers NZ
c) New Zealand Now
d) New Kiwis
e) LinkedIn – It will be good to connect with NZ employers and professionals so you build a network and connect with them to learn more about the culture, work place practice, expectations etc.
f) Seek
g) Trade me jobs – Not focused only on jobs but gives good ones if you follow it through
h) Angel – If you want to work for start up’s, more open to hiring people even offshore provided you have the skills they are looking for
i) Jobted – Aggregates job vacancies from all major New Zealand’s career sites, job boards and recruitment agencies, and organizes that information to make it accessible with easy job-search features.
j) Jobted Salary
k) Skilled Newcomers Programme for Migrants

Don’t be disappointed if you do not get a positive outcome. Networking via LinkedIn and other platforms is the best way to make connections. Try and customize your CV and cover letter for every job application.

If you have just completed your qualifications or are looking to study further, you can come to New Zealand to study a relevant qualification leading to you working and living in New Zealand.

You may also be able to apply for a permanent residence offshore if you qualify based on the points when the Skilled Migrant Category residence re-starts later in 2022.

Here is a useful link to qualifications and occupational registrations

All the best.

Kiwi Fern Immigration