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.To be eligible for immigration to New Zealand as a skilled migrant you must meet the basic visa requirements. To be eligible: You must be under 56 years of age; You, or you and your family, must meet all health, character and English ability requirements.
Visas to work
If you have specialist skills or work in an area of skills shortage, and have a qualification that is comparable to those that New Zealand employers are used to, you’ll find that there are great career opportunities for you.
Resident visas allow you to live and work in New Zealand indefinitely and access most publicly funded services.
Take the first step to a new life by registering your interest with Immigration New Zealand. We’ll send you personalized emails about job opportunities in your profession, life in New Zealand and choosing the right visa.
Check your eligibility with the online free assessment
Great place to be in business
Over the past 30 years, successive governments have transformed New Zealand into a free market, open economy that competes globally. There are opportunities in many fields, in both traditional business sectors and in new, often highly innovative areas. Just some of the areas where New Zealand is doing exceptionally well include information and communications technology, tourism, film and special effects production, biotechnology, agricultural research, and wood-based technology.