2018 – A year of flourishing and vibrant New Zealand job market

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The New Zealand job markets have been on an upswing with 2017 closing on a higher ground and the trend continuing in the first quarter of 2018 as well. Future trends appear to be positive too. The job prospects have been vibrant all throughout with equal opportunities for New Zealanders and migrants alike.

In an upwards positive trend, the unemployment has significantly dropped to 4.5 per cent as showcased in the score card issue by Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment. Job exists for those looking out for the right opportunities to migrate to News Zealand. It is astounding and impressive to know that the employment rate (67.8%) is at an all-time high since 1968. Stability is existent in the job market with the labour supply being steady and the quality of labour having improved manifold. All the high quality positions are being fulfilled.

Immigrating to New Zealand has never looked so attractive with more and more people being employed in the skilled segment. This coupled with the unemployment rate being at such a low.

Construction rules the roost!

Jobs in the construction sector still seem to be in high demand whilst topping the most advertised positions fetching an average advertised salary of NZ$ 103,048 in January 2018, being the highest across all industries. Mining, energy and resources industry also make a steady rise. The manufacturing, transport and logistics industry also made a decent positive headway with 30%more jobs and an average salary of NZ$65,519.

Need to migrate to New Zealand? Here’s what you need to do.

Since New Zealand seems to be one of the most sought after places, one would often ask how easy is it to migrate to New Zealand? It’s easy in case if you have a job offer at hand. Even better if you occupation falls under absolute skills shortage list. However, this is not an absolute requirement.The immigration experts will need to check if the job offer meets the requirements and can constitute the base for a work visa or a resident application. Once this is confirmed, you can then apply for visa to work and stay in New Zealand.