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New Zealand is looking for professionals and workers: how much do they pay and how can you apply from Argentina?

New Zealand is looking for professionals and workers: how much do they pay and how can you apply from Argentina?

Aerial view of residential buildings near Auckland, one of the most important cities in New Zealand / David Gray /

New Zealand, whose economy is relatively closely linked to neighboring Australia, offers job and employment visas for a specific list of job qualifications and skills, with salaries up to NZ $ 80,000.

The government has listed three lists of industries or skills that are in short supply in the country through the Internet, one is a “long-term” shortage, and the other is a lack of “regional” skills or skills. One-third of skills or trades.

However, due to Govt, it should be clarified that the visa application has been suspended. Anyone applying for a work visa through the first list will be granted a two-year visa on a policy basis, subject to a “minimum NZ $ 45,000 basic salary” per year. The country’s currency, the most widely circulated in many Pacific islands, is called the “kiwi dollar” and costs about 70 US cents, so the base salary is about 31,500 US dollars a year.. The list of occupations or skills includes construction, engineering (electrical, electronics), finance, healthcare (radiology, obstetrics, clinic, immunology, veterinary medicine), telecommunications (safety, engineering), entertainment and tourism (cooks), and Trading in diesel and public electricity.

A visit to New Zealand, with its iconic image on a black background Silver Fern Leaf REUTERS / Loren Elliott / File Photo / File Photo
A visit to New Zealand, with its iconic image on a black background Silver Fern Leaf REUTERS / Loren Elliott / File Photo / File Photo

List of shortage of professionals, skills and trades at the regional level in local and regional areas (Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Gisborne, Taranaki, Wellington, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, etc.), employment sectors (agriculture and forestry, education, engineering, health, Entertainment and tourism) and essential trades (mechanical technicians, plastics, foundries, auto painters). The work on this list will lead to a quick visa process, but then there is no need for permanent residence in the country.

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Under construction

The list is extensive enough to fill out an 11-page document for jobs in construction and infrastructure, which can help you obtain an “essential worker” visa and apply for permanent residence. The professionals required here include skilled and traded engineers, civil builders, stoneworkers, carpenters, welders, electricians, etc.

Wages are indicated On the New Zealand Government website According to a standard shared between the Australian and New Zealand governments, they depend on the level of “competence”. To qualify as a “skilled” worker, an applicant must satisfy the lowest levels (1 to 3) or obtain an employment contract of at least 25.5 “kiwi dollars” per hour, based on 40 hours per week, levels equal to 53,040 per year, in principle 4-5 , 38.25 or more New Zealand dollars per hour, which is associated with a salary of 80,000 per year.

According to the government’s own data, the “average” wage in the country (i.e., leaving half workers above and the other half below) is currently NZ $ 27 per hour.

In all cases, to apply for a skilled work visa, the person must be at most 55 years old, have knowledge of English, and be proficient in health and “characteristics”.

All Blocks, Mori gives a lesson
All Blocks, Mori gives a lesson

New Zealand has a population of 5 million and a GDP of US $ 40,000 per citizen per year. Their official languages ​​are English and Mori, in the same language All Blacks shout at the intimidating haka ritual before every game. It is an ocean country, bordered by two main islands, volcanoes and glaciers. The capital is Wellington, located on the North Island (வடநாடு) Since 1983, through a bilateral agreement, its economy has been closely linked to Australia, but it has serious exchanges with Canada, China, the European Union, Japan, Singapore, North Korea and the United States.

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