Immigrate to New Zealand And Work To Residence

Do you plan to immigrate to New Zealand but don’t qualify for the fast-track to residence pathway on the Immigrate New Zealand Green List? If you are a nurse or teacher and 55 years or younger, you might be eligible for the work to residence pathway. 

Certain occupations in New Zealand are hard to fill due to a lack of available employees. If you work in the jobs highlighted in the work to residence pathway and are eligible, you can apply for residence after two years of working in New Zealand. Here is the current list of occupations highlighted in the work to residence pathway.      

Occupations eligible for the work to residence pathway under Tier 2 of the Green List

All occupations mentioned in this pathway have registration, qualification, and experience requirements. All qualification requirements are based on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) unless stated otherwise on the New Zealand Immigration website. Here are some eligible occupations.

Health and Social Services

  • Registered nurse

12 Nursing specialities: aged care, child and family health, community health, critical care and emergency, development disability, disability and rehabilitation, medical, medical practice, mental health, perioperative, surgical, paediatrics.

  • Midwife
  • Sonographer
  • Medical laboratory technician
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Early childhood (pre-primary) schoolteacher.

Trades roles

  • Automotive electrician
  • Diesel motor mechanic (including heavy vehicle inspector)
  • Electrician (general)
  • Plumber (general)

Agriculture roles

For all positions hereunder, a minimum of three years experience working on a commercial farm in the relevant role is required. 

  • Dairy cattle farm manager
  • Dairy farm manager
  • Assistant dairy farm manager
  • Dairy herd manager.

Reasons to immigrate to New Zealand  

New Zealand’s economy is open, globally competitive and has quality infrastructure. The business environment is friendly and virtually corruption-free. With a population of just over 5 million people, the country is multi-cultural and offers a quality lifestyle. Primary and secondary education in the government-funded schooling system is free.  

Tri-Nations Migration is licensed by the Immigration Advisory Authority in New Zealand and understands the complexity of the immigration process. Do you want to immigrate to New Zealand? Contact Tri-Nations Migration today.