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Posted on Dec 3, 2012 in Australian Immigration, New Zealand immigration |

Australian and New Zealand featured in the global labour market report of Hays

The global human resources consulting company Hays has published the Hays Global Report 2012. The report features 27 countries around the world and its purpose is to identify skill shortages and their effects on average salaries. Its sections about Australia and New Zealand have found out that both countries face various sector-specific labor shortages. In Australia the current resources boom is causing a lot of demand for skilled professionals who have an experience in the mining sector. Furthermore there are other shortages throughout a number of industries including accountants, accountants, marketing professionals, and managers. According to Hays these shortages may get worse as there are a lot of large scale resource projects that are scheduled to start during the next year. Australia is given a good mark of 3.8 (against a global average of 5.4) for its flexible labour market and its willingness to grant visas to appropriately skilled foreigners to work in the resources sector. In the New Zealand the rebuilding of the city of Christchurch after the earthquake in 2011 is causing a lot of demand in the construction industry. The shortage is noticeably higher for positions such as quantity surveyors, residential project managers, senior commercial project managers, machine operators and project managers with drainage experience. The restricted supply in combination with the increased demand has led to significant increase in the salaries for those positions. In order to find enough personnel for the rebuilding of Christchurch, New Zealand has created  a new system to enable international workers to register for jobs in Christchurch known as the Christchurch Skills and Employment Hub. The system will give right to workers will allow foreign workers to receive New Zealand working visa for such positions for which no local labour candidates exist Visa First is a leading international immigration consulting company. We can help you to apply for visa for Australia or New Zealand fast and hassle-free today. Please visit our site for more information blog.visafirst.comMore...

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Posted on Aug 10, 2012 in Migration News, New Zealand immigration |

Record number of immigrants comes to New Zealand

The latest statistic data from the government of New Zealand shows a lot of New Zealanders are immigrating to Australia. Nearly 40 000 people left the country during June 2012 and settled to Australia and other neighboring countries. This is a highest amount of outbound migration ever to be recorded in New Zealand. Large part of the immigrants is young people who are looking for their fist job. They are attracted by the fact that Australia is a larger labour market and provides them with more career opportunities. Another advantage is that it is just few flight hours away from their home country. In addition to that they are not required to obtain an Australian visa in order to live and work there. The net migration number however stays positive, because a record number of people are coming to the country as well. In June 2012 was observed the highest inflow of immigrants in the last 16 months. Most of them are coming from United Kingdom (5500) followed by China (5200) and India (5200). Foreigners are usually attracted by the fact that New Zealand is not severely affected by the global economic crisis, offers high quality of living and is known as family friendly destination. As the hopes for quick economic recovery of United States and Europe evaporate, many people are searching for a place where they can raise their children away from the economic restrictions and the austerity measures of their home countries. According to the chief economist of the Bank of New Zealand Tony Alexander, the trend of the increasing inbound migration is likely to continue during the next several years. In order to respond to the changing demand, New Zealand has introduced the Silver Fern visas which allow young professionals to come and stay for 9 months in the country while searching for jobs. Once they find one, their visa is extended for two years more while they apply for permanent residence. Visa First is a leading immigration consulting company, we can help you to obtain your visa for New Zealand fast and hassle-free Please visit...

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Posted on Aug 22, 2008 in New Zealand immigration, New Zealand Working Holiday |

New Zealand Working holiday visa over 30

Is there a way to receive New Zealand Working Holiday Visa if you are over 30 years? The short answer is “No, you can’t.“. However that doesn’t necessary mean that you can’t go to New Zealand. Many people doesn’t realize that there are a lot more options to work in New Zealand except the Working Holiday. You can easily obtain either New Zealand skilled migration visa or General Work Visa and get there. Here is real example: One of our visitors had an interesting query about New Zealand Working Holiday visas.  In short the person is interested whether there is a way for him to travel on the Working Holiday Program despite the fact he is 34 years old. As you already read – he is not eligible for the Working Holiday Visa for New Zealand, however he has several alternative options. Please, read down to find out what they are. Veronica: Welcome to the Visa First live chat! How can I help you today? VisaFirst client: I will be traveling to New Zealand for holiday next month and wanted to know if there is a way to qualify for the Working Holiday visa if I am over 30. Veronica: We can help you get a visa through sponsorship or applying for residency. Veronica: Unfortunately you cannot qualify for the Working Holiday visa if you are over 30. VisaFirst client: I don’t really want to apply for residency, I only plan on being there for 6 to 9 months. What would I need to qualify for sponsorship? Veronica: What occupation do you hold? VisaFirst client: I have been in restaurant and retail management for the past 10 years. Veronica: OK, would you by any chance be able to find an employer in New Zealand willing to sponsor you? VisaFirst client: Probably, but not until I arrive there. Would I need to have a sponsor before arriving in New Zealand? Veronica: Unfortunately you will need to find one before arriving in New Zealand VisaFirst client: Would the position have to begin right after arriving in NZ? I was hoping to...

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