INZ UPDATES THE SKILLED SHORTAGE LIST FOR 2017
The Ministry of Business and Innovation and Employment has completed
its annual review of two of the Essential Skills in Demand list-the Long Term Skill Shortage and the Immediate Skill Shortage List.
Applicants for Residence under the Skilled Migrant Category may gain points towards their applications if they have an offer of employment work experience or qualifications in the area of absolute skill shortage identified in the LTSSL.
The outcomes of the review of the LTSSL are to
a) Remove the following two occupations for there is no longer a shortage:
1) Registered nurse
2) Ship’s engineer
- b) Retain chef on LTSSL
Move registered nurses (aged care) from the LTSSL to the ISSL for all regions of New Zealand.
More changes to come…