Work in New Zealand

New Zealand faces a huge shortage for Accountants, engineers, IT professionals, Trade persons, Teachers, Social Workers, Health professionals and nurses. Besides, most of the skilled professionals are required to fill the employer demand. The current graduates of New Zealand universities and colleges are insufficient to meet the demands of employers.  So the above professionals are continuously listed in Long Term Skill Shortage List or Future growth area list or general skilled list for permanent residency (PR). The New Zealand employers usually do not issue overseas work permit. As they want highly skilled and efficient work force they prefer to assess the efficiency and skills of the people through personal interview. For this, the required persons have to be in New Zealand. Skilled migration/ student program will help you to be in New Zealand.

To work or migrate in New Zealand, all the health professionals ,Teachers, Social Workers and Accountants should be Registered and obtain a license from their respective professional boards like Nursing Council, Pharmacy council, Dental council and Teachers Council. Before applying for registration all these professionals should obtain IELTS Academic Overall 7 or above with 7 in each modules.  To get registration and license in New Zealand professional board all overseas qualified candidates should undergo qualifying examination procedures; these include practical and theory examinations. Most of these examinations are conducted in New Zealand only. But B Sc nurses with 2 year experience can obtain registration by completing three months training called competency assessment program and they do not require examination procedures. Overseas Diploma/B Sc nurses with IELTS overall academic score of 6.5 with 6.5 in each module can convert their qualifications to New Zealand bachelor of nursing in 18-24 months and can obtain registration.  Most of the master’s program in regulated healthcare field will not lead to registration to New Zealand healthcare board. Bachelor degrees will lead to registration with New Zealand health care regulatory boards but admission to these programs through credit entry, seems rather difficult. So students are advised to join healthcare related non-regulated programs. We offer admissions to different study programs for health professionals which give extensive career opportunities. These programs also act as a gateway to New Zealand to complete registration requirements and explore jobs in New Zealand.

All other professionals other than health have immense job opportunities with their overseas qualification itself, if they have the required work experience in any multinational companies and if their qualifications are internationally recognized. So these kind of candidates can apply through skilled migration program and can reach New Zealand to seek employment. If your qualifications or experience do not meet these criteria, you can obtain job or migration by upgrading your qualification to New Zealand qualification. 

International academy gives assistance for prospective candidates for entering New Zealand via migration or higher study or through training programs.