04 April 2005

Skills lists for New Zealand immigration amended

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The New Zealand Immigration Service (NZIS) has adjusted both its Long Term Skill Shortage List and its Immediate Skill Shortage List for immigration.

The New Zealand Immigration Service (NZIS) has adjusted both its Long Term Skill Shortage List and its Immediate Skill Shortage List for immigration.

 

Key changes to the Long Term Skill Shortage List include the addition of early childhood teachers; the definition of experience required by Senior Test Analysts has been clarified and the IT Technology Specialisations section has been rearranged to enhance clarity.

 

Changes to the Immediate Skill Shortage List include the addition of 10 specific categories of printer, automotive refinishers and fibreglass trades people. Qualified ESOL teachers have been removed from the Immediate Skill Shortage List for immigration to New Zealand. Early childhood teachers were removed from the Immediate list and placed on the Long Term list.

 

As well, qualifications were updated for Instrument control technicians who now require the appropriate Level 4 National Certificate (changed from BE (Mechanical)).

 

And finally, the Long Term Skill Shortage List's schedule of IT skills in shortage has been applied to the Immediate Skill Shortage List.

 


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