Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Nursing Skills / Specialty that are listed on the Long term skills shortage list of NZ.

only the following specialty areas are listed on the Long term Skills shortage list of NZ as of FEB 2013

Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
Registered Nurse (Medical)
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)

***note*** you will need at least 3 years of work experience working in the exact same area to be able to apply for a working visa and qualify for bonus points if you will apply for Permanent Residency later on.

***note** the Nursing Council of New Zealand now requires applicants to have at least 2 years of paid work experience to be able to qualify for registration

HOWEVER : Employers can still recruit migrants in occupations that have been removed from the list (OTHER NURSING SPECIALTY NOT MENTIONED ABOVE). The employer will need to demonstrate genuine attempts to recruit suitable New Zealand citizens or residents and Immigration New Zealand will conduct a labour market test. If this test shows that there are no suitable New Zealand citizens or residents available in that location, temporary work visas may still be granted.

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