South Africa to New Zealand Immigration Specialists

The continuing skills shortage in New Zealand offers excellent opportunities for skilled and experienced migrants looking to settle in the country.

Do you want migration support on a no win, no fee basis?

Here at NZ Migration we believe we have the best migration solution. What makes us the best?

We realised early on that 80% of migrants struggle with finding employment in their destination country. So we:

  • built an internal coaching team to help our clients find work successfully
  • developed relationships with thousands of employers
  • apply for jobs for our clients
  • should you follow our process and not receive a job offer we will refund our fees to you

Thanks to our proprietary program and coaching 97% of families working with us successfully obtain their visas. But not everyone is a fit.

If you want to work with the team that has helped 8,000 people with their migration please complete our assessment, and we will be in touch to let you know if you qualify for our program within 24 hours.

New Zealand is currently experiencing a shortage of skilled labor, with unemployment rates at an all-time low. To address this issue, the government has implemented several pathways to residence for qualified individuals.

Individuals who are on the Green List Tier 1 can apply for residence immediately, while those on Green List Tier 2 or earning more than twice the median salary can apply for residence after 24 months. Skilled individuals earning above the median salary x 1.5 can apply for residence after 3 years. It is worth noting that these are not exhaustive options, and there may be other ways to qualify for residence.

As of January 19th, 2023, the median salary in New Zealand is NZ$29.66. If you are a professional, manager or skilled tradesperson, you should be talking to us about residence now.

The Skills most needed by the country and employers fall under the Green List. This list includes:

Tier 1

  • Acoustic Engineer
  • Anaesthetic Technician
  • Anaesthetist
  • Analyst Programmer
  • Audiologist
  • Automotive Electrician
  • Calibration Engineer
  • Cardiologist
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Clinical Haemoatologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Corrosion Engineer
  • Dermatologist
  • Developer Programmer
  • Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electronic Engineering Technician
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Emergency Medicine Specialist
  • Endocrinologist
  • Engineering Professionals nec
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Research Scientist
  • Fire Safety Engineer
  • Food Technologist
  • Gastroenterologist
  • General Practitioner
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • ICT Manager nec
  • ICT Project Manager
  • ICT Security Specialist
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Intensive Care Specialist
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Medical Oncologist
  • Medical Practitioners nec
  • Midwife
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Neurologist
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Organisational Psychologist
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Orthoptist
  • Other spatial scientist
  • Otorhinolaryngologist
  • Paediatric Surgeon
  • Paediatrician
  • Pathologist
  • Physicist (medical)
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Project Builder (Including Building Project Manager and Site Foreman)
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist nec
  • Psychotherapist
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Radiation Oncologist
  • Registered Nurse (aged care)
  • Registered Nurse (child and family health)
  • Registered Nurse (community health)
  • Registered Nurse (critical care and emergency)
  • Registered Nurse (developmental disability)
  • Registered Nurse (medical practice)
  • Registered Nurse (medical)
  • Registered Nurse (paediatrics)
  • Registered Nurse (perioperative)
  • Registered Nurse (surgical)
  • Registered Nurses nec
  • Renal Medicine Specialist
  • Rheumatologist
  • Safety Engineer
  • Software and Applications Programmers nec
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Testers
  • Specialist Physician (General Medicine)
  • Specialist Physician nec
  • Structural Engineer
  • Surgeon (General)
  • Surveyor
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Telecommunications Network Engineer
  • Test and Activation Engineer (Naval Shipbuilding)
  • Thoracic Medicine Specialist
  • Urologist
  • Vascular Surgeon
  • Veterinarian

Notes: Fitters, turners are not on the Green List, but are highly sorted after in NZ. List to be extended in March 2023

Tier 2

  • Automotive Electrician
  • Dairy Cattle Farmer (Diary Cattle Farm Manager) including Dairy Farm Manager,
  • Assistant Diary Farm Manager and Dairy Herd Manager
  • Diesel Motor Mechanic (including Heavy Vehicle Inspector)
  • Early Childhood (pre-primary school) Teacher – registered.
  • Electrician (general)
  • Medical Diagnostic (Medical Imaging Technologist)
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Radiation Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Plumber (general)
  • Podiatrist
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Sonographer
  • Civil construction supervisors
  • Gasfitters
  • Drainlayers
  • Skilled crane operators
  • Skilled civil machine operators
  • Halal slaughterers
  • Skilled motor mechanics
  • Skilled telecommunications technicians
  • All secondary school teachers (in addition to the specialisations already on the Green List)
  • Primary school teachers

Notes: Fitters, turners are not on the Green List, but are highly sorted after in NZ. List to be extended in March 2023