There are many job openings for specialists in industries such as medicine, engineering and IT. But there are also opportunities to contribute more generalist skills.
There are 11 key areas of work where skilled workers are definitely needed in New Zealand in 2014 and beyond:
Agriculture and forestry
Oil and gas
Tourism and hospitality
Business and finance
If your profession isn't mentioned above or you require more comprehensive information about jobs in New Zealand, visit Careers New Zealand.
Skill shortage lists
Some skills are in chronically short supply, and Immigration New Zealand has lists of skill shortages.
If you are offered a job in New Zealand which appears on a skill shortage list and you have the qualifications and experience to match, getting a work and residence visa will be easier. This is because the Government has identified that employers need to recruit people from overseas to help meet demand for your skills.
Balance business with pleasure
Imagine a place where you can work to the highest professional standards, then in half an hour or less be away from it all relaxing on a beach, hiking through beautiful native bush, pounding down a mountain bike track or just chilling with family and friends in your back garden over a fine New Zealand wine.
That’s what you can look forward to when you bring your skills to New Zealand.