• Office 61, Ali Street, Opposite Barkat Market, Behind Total Fuel Station, New Garden Town, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 042 35911332
  • Office 2A, 3rd Floor, Al-Malik Centre,
    Near Savour Foods, Jinnah Avenue,
    Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 051 8439995
New Zealand Long Term Skill Shortage List

New Zealand Long Term Skill Shortage List

This is the revised Long Term Skill Shortage List, effective from February 2018

Note 1: Qualifications listed (unless an exception is stated) are New Zealand awarded qualifications on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF). Overseas qualifications must be comparable to the standard of the New Zealand qualification listed. Overseas qualifications, therefore, require an International Qualification Assessment (IQA) from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority stating the comparable NZQF qualification.

Note 2: Where post-qualification work experience is included as a requirement it applies to all qualifications listed for the occupation (unless otherwise indicated).

Note 3: Where a Washington Accord accredited undergraduate engineering degree is a requirement, the engineering degree has to be awarded from or after the date the country became a signatory and must be on the list of accredited programs of the signatory country. To determine if an engineering degree awarded is Washington Accord accredited, please refer to the links from the International Engineering Alliance on their website: http://www.ieagreements.org/Washington-Accord/Accredited.cfm.Where a Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate engineering degree is a requirement, the engineering technology degree has to be awarded from or after the date the country became a signatory and must be on the list of accredited programmes of the signatory country. To determine if an engineering technology degree awarded is Sydney Accord accredited, please refer to the links from the International Engineering Alliance on their website: http://www.ieagreements.org/Sydney/signatories.cfm.Where a Seoul Accord accredited undergraduate IT degree is a requirement, the IT degree has to be awarded from or after the date the country became a signatory and must be on the list of accredited programmes of the signatory country. To determine if an IT degree awarded is Seoul Accord accredited, please refer to the following link: http://www.seoulaccord.org/about.php

Note 4: Qualifications held by applicants claiming points based on this list under the Skilled Migrant Category must be recognized under the Skilled Migrant Category.

Note 5: Where New Zealand registration is specified as a requirement and states “a qualification(s) in this area of absolute skill shortage is/are”, a person only needs to hold the particular New Zealand registration and to have undertaken any necessary work experience in order to meet the requirements of the List. In these cases, qualifications are listed only for the purposes of people applying for work visas under WF4.1.

The following occupations are on the Long Term Skills Shortage List from February 2018.

Construction

  • Construction Project Manager (Roading and Infrastructure)
  • Project Builder (including Building Project Manager and Site Foreman)
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Surveyor

Engineering

  • Engineering Professionals nec
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Geo technical Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Production or Plant Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electronic Engineering Technician

Finance/Business

  • Procurement Manager

Health and Social Services

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist
  • General Practitioner
  • Medical Radiation Therapist
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist – including Cyto technologist
  • Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
  • Physicist (Medical)
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Sonographer
  • Specialist Physician in Palliative Medicine
  • Multimedia Specialist (Film Animator)
  • Surgeon (General)
  • Veterinarian

ICT, Electronics and Telecommunications

  • ICT Project Manager
  • Organisation and Methods Analyst
  • ICT Business Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Web Developer
  • Analyst Programmer
  • Developer Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Tester
  • Software and Applications Programmers nec
  • Database Administrator
  • ICT Security Specialist
  • Systems Administrator
  • Computer Network and Systems Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
  • ICT Support Engineer
  • ICT Systems Test Engineer
  • ICT Support and Test Engineers nec
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Telecommunications Network Engineer
  • Telecommunications Network Engineer
  •  ICT Customer Support Officer

Recreation, Hospitality and Tourism

  • Chef (Chef de Partie or higher)

Science

  • Other Spatial Scientist
  • Environmental Research Scientist
  • Food Technologist

Trades

  • Automotive Electrician
  • Diesel Motor Mechanic (including Heavy Vehicle Inspector)
  • Electrician (General)
  • Electric Line Mechanic

 

Stay in Touch
Address: Office 2A, 3rd Floor, Al-Malik Centre,
Near Savour Foods, Jinnah Avenue,
Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone: 051 8439995
Address: Office 61, Ali Street, Opposite Barkat Market, Behind Total Fuel Station, New Garden Town, Lahore, Pakistan
Phone: 042 35911332