Tag: Immigrating to New Zealand

First NZ was applauded for “squashing” the curve, now the news outlet says everyone needs to see “how they did it”

A few months ago, New Zealand, and prime minister Jacinda Ardern specifically, was lauded for its approach to flattening the curve in terms of the country’s COVID-19 infection rate. It was rated the third safest country in the world by Deep Knowledge Group, just behind Israel and Singapore, and received praise from various news outlets regarding how it was doing more than simply flattening the curve but squashing it instead. 

New Zealand behind only Israel and Singapore on safest country rankings

New Zealand is one of the countries that has received worldwide praise for its approach to curbing the spread of Coronavirus. In April, it was ranked as the third safest country in the world regarding COVID-19 by an internationally renowned research group known as Deep Knowledge Group. New Zealand is second only to Israel and Singapore.  This accomplishment is due, in large part, to New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern,

Why You Shouldn’t Let Covid-19 Halt Your Job Search in New Zealand

As the effects of Covid-19 continue to become more and more widespread, and South Africa enters its 21 day lockdown period, those planning their immigration to New Zealand may feel the need to halt their progress. The reality is, however, that the current situation presents more of an opportunity rather than a problem when it comes to job searches, in particular.  Why job search should continue  Considering how countless individuals

ANZSCO Changes: New Low-Skilled Occupations Are Now Eligible for Immigration to New Zealand

If you have recently looked into immigrating to New Zealand only to be disappointed by your findings, the new ANZSCO changes may play in your favour. Effective from mid 2020, the new version of ANZSCO will make new low-skilled occupations eligible for immigration to New Zealand. Here is what you need to know in terms of your application.  What the ANZSCO Changes Mean for You Certain low skilled jobs have

2020 Income Thresholds for Immigrating to New Zealand

Last year, 7 343 South Africans immigrated to New Zealand [1]. This number is expected to climb this year. While immigrating to New Zealand is an exciting prospect, it does require adequate preparation. Whether you are applying for either an Essential Skills Work Visa or a Skilled Migrant Category Visa, you need to first meet the minimum income threshold. What Is a Minimum Income Threshold? There are certain requirements one

Will SA Education Be Compatible With New Zealand Schooling?

Immigrating to New Zealand offers great opportunities for South Africans. The country has some of the world’s highest living standards, boasts an excellent infrastructure, and has an increasingly diverse population that is welcoming to new immigrants. The Pacific Ocean island nation is also in the world’s top ten countries with the lowest crimes rates. The decision to move to New Zealand from South Africa isn’t a hard one to justify,

A Guide On How To Pass The Health Requirements When Immigrating To New Zealand

A medical examination and x-ray examination are required to obtain a temporary visa as well as residency status to New Zealand. The country stipulates that you need to have an acceptable level of health, but this doesn’t mean that you aren’t allowed to have any health concerns. In a nutshell, New Zealand wants to make sure that you will not cost the New Zealand Health System more than NZ$41 000

What Are The Remuneration Thresholds For Immigrating To New Zealand?

Every year in November, the New Zealand government updates its remuneration thresholds for the Essential Skills Work Visa or Skilled Migrant Category Visa applications. The remuneration thresholds are based on information from the yearly New Zealand Labour Market Statistics, which is released in the third/fourth quarter of the year and takes effect in immigration instructions. This is how the remuneration bands are calculated: Higher Skilled: 150% of the median hourly

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. Businesstech.co.za 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