New Zealand Green List

New Zealand immigration

On 1 November 2023, New Zealand’s government announced a wide range of changes to the country’s workforce and immigration pathways. The changes include 17 new roles being added to the green list as well as a small number of roles to the Construction and Infrastructure Sector Agreement.

Roles Added to The Green List

Following a scheduled and targeted review by New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), 17 roles will be added to the Green List from March 2024. These include:

  • Aviation Engineer (Avionics, Aeronautical, Aerospace Engineer)
  • Naval Architects (aka Marine Designer)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technical
  • ICT Database and System Administrator
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
  • Road Roller Operator
  • Paving Plant Operator
  • Corrections Officer
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Pressure Welder
  • Welder
  • Fitter (General)
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Fitter-Welder
  • Metal Machinist (First Class)
  • Panel Beater
  • Vehicle Painter

Specific information about the requirements for each role and the specific residence pathway will be available closer to March 2024.

New Roles Added to Construction and Infrastructure Sector Agreement

Additional roles will also be added to the Construction and Infrastructure Sector Agreement. These will be added early next year, and more information will be available closer to the time. The roles that will be added are:

  • Driller’s Asssistant (82191e
  • Earthmoving Labourer (821113)
  • Earthmoving Plant Operator (General) (721211)
  • Linemarker (721912)
  • Machine Operators n.e.c (711999)
  • Mechanic’s Assistant (899916)
  • Road Traffic Controller (899923)

Are you ready to start the process of immigrating to New Zealand? Then contact Tri-Nations Migration today.