IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has completed its regular review of the Essential Skills in Demand (ESID) lists.
What does the change mean? Changes to the lists will primarily affect New Zealand businesses and foreign nationals who are seeking to make use of the Essential Skills work visa or the Long Term Skill Shortage List work visa programs.
Background: The ESID lists include the Long Term Skill Shortage List, the Regional Skill Shortage List, which will replace the Immediate Skill Shortage List, and the Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List.
Immigration New Zealand announced the changes May 8 and they were implemented on May 27. The following adjustments have been made to the ESID lists:
Analysis & Comments: Employers should consult the full lists, which are regularly reviewed and updated, when planning to recruit or hire foreign nationals.
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