Effective May 27, 2019, Immigration New Zealand will make minor changes to the Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) and the Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List (CISSL).

New Regional Skill Shortage Lists (RSSLs) will also be introduced to replace the current Immediate Skill Shortage List. The RSSLs and the CISSL will be tailored to each of 15 New Zealand regions.

An employer in New Zealand wishing to hire a foreign national for a job which is on a skills shortage list does not need to meet the labour market testing requirement for the Essential Skills work visa application.

Please note that this is general information only and not intended as advice on a specific matter. Please feel free to contact Fakhoury Global Immigration directly with questions exclusive to your situation. This news alert may have been prepared using information from Peregrine Immigration Management, which is licensed to Fakhoury Global Immigration.