How does teaching in a country where education is a top priority sound to you?

The New Zealand border is open, and the Government is on a strong drive to find educators at all levels due to the continuing skills shortage. It is so important that many educational roles are on Immigration New Zealand's (INZ) Green List, which offers a fast pathway to residence. With some occupations, you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa.

New Zealand is known for spending a very high proportion of its GDP on education, and it shows.

AVERAGE TEACHER-STUDENT RATIO: 14 students per 1 FTTE (Full-time teacher equivalent).

AVERAGE TEACHER SALARY: 53 625 NZD per annum, but for experienced educators, it can exceed 70 000 NZD per annum.

UNIVERSITY RANKING: All the NZ universities are ranked in the top 500 globally. Three out of the 8 are ranked in the top 300.

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 and whether you qualify for the Straight to Residence Visa.

"Teachers may be qualified for relocation grant if applied by June 2023 (provided that they have secuved a work visa by that deadline)".

Other Visa Categories

Accredited Employer Work Visa

AEWV allows skilled workers from overseas to fill shortages where New Zealanders are not available to do the work. The applicant must be in good health and character. The applicant must receive an employment offer from an Accredited Employer, with a minimum of 30 hours of work (or more) per week at a market-rate salary, along with a job token. Partners of a New Zealand work visa holder, resident visa holder, or citizen can apply for a work visa based on a relationship scheme.

Skilled Migrant Category Visa

This is the category most people migrate under. It is a point-based system. Points are awarded for age, qualifications, and work experience. Bonus points are awarded for several other key elements, which vary from time to time.

Regardless of your qualifications, you can still be eligible to emigrate to NZ if you are highly skilled and experienced. As per Immigration New Zealand guidelines, examples of highly skilled workers are tradesmen, chefs, teachers, doctors, IT and communication workers, farmers, healthcare workers, and engineers.

If you score over 180 points, you can migrate without a job offer. If you score under 180, you will usually need a job offer to qualify. We’ll show you how to prepare for the New Zealand job market before looking for a job.

Spouse / Partner / Dependent children visa

New Zealand desperately seeks skilled and experienced migrants to fill the shortage gaps. Complete our FREE Eligibility Assessment now and find out how we can help you fill one of those positions.