New Zealand is a developed country and ranks highly in international comparisons of national performance, such as health, education, economic freedom and quality of life. Since the 1980s, New Zealand has transformed from an agrarian, regulated economy to a market economy.

Work Permit

Are your skills in demand?

There are specific skills urgently needed in New Zealand.

To apply for a work permit, you should have a valid job offer from New Zealand employers. You must have qualifications and/ or work experience relevant to the offer of employment and your employers will have to prove there are no New Zealand citizens or residents available to fill the position.


Check if your occupation are in demand for work permit.