What is happening with the Talent & LTSSL Work to Resident Visa?
Our CEO had a zoom session with the Minister of Immigration (check the link). During the meeting, the Minister and Immigration New Zealand have confirmed the closure of the Accredited Employer (Talent) and Long-Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) Work to Residence visas effective 1 November 2021.
We clarified the implications of this closure with Immigration New Zealand and it has confirmed the following:
"Migrants who have a Work to Residence visa (or apply for a Work to Residence visa by 31 October 2021) can still apply for residence after 31 October 2021 under the Residence from Work instructions. Their residence pathway will not be affected by their current employer not renewing their accreditation or the closure of the Work to Residence visa category to new applications.
If migrants have a Residence from Work visa application underway (requiring a further Work to Residence visa to be granted residence and remain lawful in New Zealand while their residence application is in process), they will be able to continue this process if they remain with their employer and applying for a further Work to Residence visa despite the closure of the category to new applications."
Project Builder (including Building Project Manager and Site Foreman) (133112)
Quantity Surveyor (233213)
Chemical Engineer (233111),
Materials Engineer (233112),
Civil Engineer (233211),
Geotechnical Engineer (233212),
Structural Engineer (233214),
Electrical Engineer (233311),
Electronics Engineer (233411),
Industrial Engineer (233511),
Mechanical Engineer (233512),
Production or Plant Engineer (233513),
Environmental Engineer (233915),
Engineering Professionals nec (233999)
Civil Engineering Technician (312212)
Electrical Engineering Technician (312312)
Electronic Engineering Technician (312412)
Telecommunications Engineer (263311),
Telecommunications Network Engineer (263312)
Procurement Manager (133612)
Clinical Psychologist (272311)
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist (253917)
General Practitioner (253111)
Medical Radiation Therapist (251212)
Medical Laboratory Scientist – including Cytotechnologist (Cytoscientist) (234611)
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (253913)
Physicist (Medical) (234914)
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (254412)
Specialist Physician in Palliative Medicine (253399)
Surgeon (General) (253511)
Multimedia Specialist (Film Animator) (261211)
ICT Project Manager (135112),
Organisation and Methods Analyst (224712),
ICT Business Analyst (261111),
Systems Analyst (261112),
Multimedia Specialist (261211),
Web Developer (261212),
Analyst Programmer (261311),
Developer Programmer (261312),
Software Engineer (261313),
Software Tester (261314),
Software and Applications Programmers nec (261399),
Database Administrator (262111),
ICT Security Specialist (262112),
Systems Administrator (262113),
Computer Network and Systems Engineer (263111),
Network Administrator (263112),
ICT Quality Assurance Engineer (263211),
ICT Support Engineer (263212),
ICT Systems Test Engineer (263213),
ICT Support and Test Engineers nec (263299),
Telecommunications Engineer (263311),
Telecommunications Network Engineer (263312),
ICT Customer Support Officer (313112),
Chef (Chef de Partie or higher) (351311),
Other Spatial Scientist (232214),
Environmental Research Scientist (234313),
Food Technologist (234212),
Automotive Electrician (321111),
Diesel Motor Mechanic (including Heavy Vehicle Inspector) (321212),
Electrician (General) (341111),
Electric Line Mechanic (342211)
If you currently have a Talent or LTSSL Work to Residence Visa, you are okay as you would be still able to apply for a resident visa without being affected by the changes to SMC or Work Visa policy.
Note: If you are on a different work visa and applied for an SMC resident visa, you should consider applying for a Talent or LTSSL Work to Residence Visa before 31 October 2021.
Once the work visa is granted, you could apply for your resident visa 24 months later without being affected by changes to Immigration Policy.
Thinking about your future can be a little daunting, especially since you have a lot of things to consider.Part of what you’d be considering regarding your future involves planning things such as considering where you’d like to work, whether it be at home or abroad.
And if you’re considering working abroad, why not consider looking for work in New Zealand?
Happy Work Culture: Work - Life Balance In New Zealand, people work to live not live to work. Kiwis work during paid hours and enjoy life after that.
Relaxed Work Style Kiwi workplaces are usually small in size. Hierarchies are not that important in New Zealand. However, of course, there's mutual respect. Managers are respected by staff, but there is a strong sense of team work. Even the bosses are considered one of the team. In most workplaces, you will be judged by your ability and not your previous qualifications. Everyone is treated the same.
Skill Shortage List Checker If you are a foreigner looking for employment in New Zealand, you may want to first check if there is a need for someone in your line of work.
Please see below “skill shortage list checker” that you can use to check if someone in your line of work is needed.If you do find that someone in your line of work is needed in New Zealand, then you can apply for a New Zealand Work Visa.
Visa for your Family Aside from this work visa, if you do have a spouse or children, they may also be eligible to apply for a New Zealand Visa.Your children may also apply for a student visa if you would like them to study in New Zealand.If you are between the ages of 18 and 30, you are also eligible to visit New Zealand on a working holiday and experience the life.Doing so may also help you in making a decision whether or not you would want to work in New Zealand.
If you’re considering what you’d like to do with your future, especially if you’re considering where you’d like to work, why not consider getting a New Zealand Work Visa Application?Immigration Trust can help aid in your application process.Immigration Trust can even help you in the decisions you’ll be making for your family should you choose to build a future in New Zealand with them as well.Aside from a time-saving application process, Immigration Trust can also help you save money with your application.
Working in New Zealand may just be in line with the future that you are planning for yourself and your family, and Immigration Trust can help you make that happen.
Options of your work visa
Work to Residence for those who are qualified in occupations that are in demand in New Zealand or have a job offer from an accredited employer.
Work visa (Essential Skills, Specific Purpose or Event, Work to Residence, Partner of NZ Citizen or Resident)
Check your occupation to see if we need your skills in New Zealand. If you're offered a job that's on one of the lists, and you've got the qualifications and experience to match, getting a work or residence visa may be easier.