Category: Immigration to New Zealand

5 Reasons Why South Africans Put Immigrating To New Zealand At The Top Of Their List

The number of South Africans immigrating to New Zealand continues to rise. According to Statistics New Zealand, annual net migration was 62 700 for the year ended September 2018, and of these were 129 000 migrant arrivals. reported that the number of permanent South African arrivals has steadily increased over the past 15 years. Improved Safety And Security Many South Africans live in gated communities and even then, they

Unemployment in New Zealand Is At Its Lowest In a Decade

Many South Africans are considering immigrating to New Zealand, and for good reason. Statistics New Zealand has reported that unemployment in the country is at its lowest in a decade. The number of unemployed people has dropped by 13 000 people and employment rose by 29,000 to 2.663 million. In South Africa, the unemployment rate rose to 27,2% in the fourth quarter of last year. In its quarterly labour force

Important changes to immigration laws in NZ in 2018

The New Zealand government announced changes to the country’s post-study work visa policy to ensure that post-study pathways for international students are fit for purpose and provide the skills and qualifications New Zealand needs.  The changes were announced in August and came into effect on 26 November 2018. The change effectively removes the employer-assisted post-study work visas at all levels and provides a one-year post-study open work visa for students

New Zealand – Top of the Legatum Prosperity Index!

Once again, New Zealand has dominated the Legatum Prosperity Index by being in the top three best ranked. This is one of the main reasons why an increasing number of people are immigrating to New Zealand. What does this mean for the country? And, why is it important? The Legatum Prosperity Index is an annual ranking which determines a country’s success based on wealth, education, economic growth, personal well-being, health

Why New Zealand is a top choice for young adults

Also known as ‘the land of the long white cloud’, New Zealand is situated at the far end of the South-Eastern hemisphere. It is famous for its kiwis and it is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Think pristine snow-capped mountains, green rolling hills, and a gorgeous subtropical climate. It’s not hard to envision the lifestyle that goes with such a picturesque setting. New Zealand

Understanding the New Zealand Residence Programme Policy

Since last year, the New Zealand Residence Programme policy has introduced a new point system. The skilled migrant category is the most popular way for people to move to New Zealand. Before the department of immigration can invite you to apply for the New Zealand Residence Programme, you will first have to submit an expression of interest, called an “EOI” for short. The EOI will give the department more information

Auckland – One of the World’s Top Immigration Destinations

New Zealand is undoubtedly one of the best places to live. An increasing number of people are setting up home in Auckland. According to Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey, Auckland continues to be ranked as one of the best cities for quality of living. Auckland ranked third place for the fourth consecutive year, with Vienna and Zurich claiming the first and second spot. New Zealand cities offer a number of

What Is the Best Age to Immigrate to Australia Or New Zealand?

Immigrating to a new country is a big decision. Not only does it have many financial and personal implications for you, but it affects your friends and family members in many ways as well. Many people see immigration as a way to ‘start over’. But, what is the right age to do this? If you have already built a life and career for yourself, and accumulated assets, is it a

Qualified Teacher? New Zealand Wants You!

Many qualified teachers from all parts of the globe immigrate to New Zealand. Not only is New Zealand’s education system top-notch, but the picturesque landscape, native bushes, and amazing outdoor life that the country offers make it a coveted place for professional teachers. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) put New Zealand in the top 20 nations for the quality of the country’s schools in 2015. Teenagers in

Immigrating to New Zealand? Overcome Visa Related Challenges with This Advice

There have been major changes to New Zealand’s work visa and skilled migrant residence policies which came into effect on the 15th of January 2018. This may cause major problems for people looking to immigrate to New Zealand, as migrants looking to work or gain residence in the country need to renegotiate their income with their employers to stay in New Zealand. In September 2017, Immigration New Zealand introduced remuneration