The chairman New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment (NZAMI), June Ranson said that New Zealand needs to increase the intakes on skilled New Zealand immigration. The country currently needs more skilled workers to fulfil the economic growth demands.
Ranson said this in response to Winston Peter’s call to cut the permanent housing to a maximum of 7000 – 15000 people.
NZAMI said that Peter’s comments are ironic since Mr. Peter was a great supporter of Labor Party who increased the permanent residencies at their time of government. Ranson accused Peter of mockery on this advice.
The economy of New Zealand will be at stake if skilled New Zealand immigration will be limited. Since the birth rate is decreasing in NZ, the baby boomers are out of jobs. We need more and more skilled workers to keep the economy growing. New Zealand immigration is the only solution to keep the standard economic growth and maintain the living standards like medical support and superannuation.
Ranson further added that a number of baby boomers operated companies are out of succession plans. Specifically the small to medium sized companies are affected by this problem.
She questioned whether it would be feasible to shut down such companies only because of the reason that there is no one in NZ who is skilled enough to keep them going? It will not only shut down the company but also a number of employees working in these companies will become jobless.
Whatever NZ is facing is a part of the pains to be faced in the growth era. It is a good thing. If not for this, there would be no growth in the country.
Successive governments have been ignoring the infrastructure of the country. This is the time after so many years that we are witnessing any movement throughout the region. If not for this, there would be no improvement in the infrastructure.
It is to be noted the people who are asking to cut down the numbers of skilled New Zealand immigration are the same who are demanding to increase the number of refugees.