06 July 2006

More engineers on New Zealand's most wanted list

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New Zealand have updated their Immediate Skill Shortage list and have included a few more occupations, mainly targeting engineers.

The Immediate Skill Shortage List identifies regions that are most in need of workers with specific skills, and these are the migrants that New Zealand's Skilled Migration programme aims to attract most.

Potential migrants to the country can receive a maximum of 25 bonus points towards their assessment if their occupation is on the Immediate Skill Shortage list and they have the relevant experience in that occupation.

The ammendments to the Immediate SKilled Shortage list come into effect after July 24th, 2006.

Added to all regions Amendments and additions to regions

Meanwhile, 750 Expressions of Interest, representing 1774 people applying under the Skilled Migrant Programme, were selected by the Department of Immigration this last fortnight and will now undergo preliminary verification to determine if an invitation to apply for residency will be issued.

Anyone who is interested in emigrating to New Zealand should visit the New Zealand Visa Bureau web site and complete the Online Assessment to see if they meet the basic requirements.

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