New Zealand is in dire need of engineering skills.

The Engineering and Construction Industries in New Zealand are booming, but the supply of skilled engineers does not match the need by far. Engineering roles remain on the country's Green List – a fast pathway to residence. With some occupations, you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa.

Two of the reasons for this demand:

  • Due to NZ’s high quality of life, the country is a favorite among migrants, leading to a growing need for new and improved infrastructures and new housing developments.
  • New Zealand strongly supports renewable energy initiatives and needs experienced engineers to work on these projects.

Top 5 engineering shortages:

  • Civil Engineers with land development experience
  • Three Waters Engineers
  • Land Surveyors
  • Structural Engineers
  • Geotechnical Engineers

Salary Range

The average salary for an engineer is 97,901 NZD, with entry-level positions starting at 74,478 NZD and senior positions in the 135,000 NZD range.

Migration and Investment have assisted thousands of South African families settling happily in New Zealand since 2008. We have a dedicated team whose primary focus is to offer all clients peace of mind during every step of their immigration journey – from answering questions to helping with job applications to meeting you at the NZ airport and helping you settle in. You decide how much support you need.

Complete our Eligibility Assessment (no cost and no obligation), and we will get in touch with you to discuss your best options for moving to New Zealand Zealand and whether you qualify for the Straight to Residence Visa.

High Demand Jobs include:
  • Acoustic Engineer
  • Calibration Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Corrosion Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electronic Engineering Technician
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Engineering Professionals nec
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Fire Safety Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Project Builder (including Building Project Manager and Sire Foreman)
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Safety Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Surveyor