There are great opportunities to work in New Zealand. The diversity of career and lifestyle opportunities available range from the major capital and regional cities, to smaller, more rural locations, providing exposure to a wide spectrum of experiences.
New Zealand is an Island Nation comprising two main islands (the North Island and South Island) and many smaller islands. Home to 4.3 million people and a varied landscape that will simply take your breath away, it’s easy to see why many choose to emigrate to New Zealand. There really is something for everyone.
Thousands of people from around the world head out to New Zealand every year in order to live and work there for a few years, making the country a popular destination.
While the country is known for its agricultural output, the largest industries in New Zealand are actually tourism, finance, insurance, and business services.
Immigration authorities regularly publish the so-called Essential Skills in Demand Lists, which enumerate occupational fields with a short-term or long-term shortage of skilled workers. Expats working in one of these fields are not only likely to have fewer difficulties in finding a job. They also have certain advantages regarding the application process for the necessary work permit.
Not only does New Zealand have a varied landscape with many world class natural attractions, it is also the world capital for extreme sports. If the outdoors isn’t for you, not to worry, there is plenty of arts, food and culture to immerse yourself in.
You’ll find the pace of life in New Zealand is less stressed. And there are all sorts of opportunities to get outdoors and be as physical as you want – from lazing on an uncrowded beach to getting close to nature in the bush or hooping it down a mountain bike track. Enjoying the outdoors isn't just a rural privilege - you can experience this lifestyle while living in the large cities too.
Whatever lifestyle you are seeking, the chances are you will be able to find it in New Zealand.
The official Immigration New Zealand website is a valuable resource for the most up-to-date information on industries that have a short- or long-term shortage of skilled workers.
You can view the latest career and job opportunities in New Zealand on Careers.Global below.