Relocating to NZ

Looking for jobs in New Zealand?


A lot is made of the New Zealand climate, amazing scenery and beaches, safe family haven and the friendly inhabitants.

While this is all true and the lifestyle is second to none, the reality is that there are great career options available which will continue to expand whilst the New Zealand economy, especially Auckland and Christchurch continue their growth.

Below are some highlights taken from The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website:

  • Over the next three years, employment is forecast to grow by 2.3 per cent (or 52,400) between 2015 and 2016 March years, by 1.8 per cent (or 42,300) between 2016 and 2017 and by 1.2 per cent (or 29,500) between 2017 and 2018.
  • The unemployment rate is expected to decline, falling to 5.3 per cent in March quarter 2016, and to 5.2 per cent in March quarter 2017 with strong participation. In March quarter 2018, the rate rises slightly to 5.3 per cent when employment growth slows
  • Strong employment growth is expected in the construction and utility industry along with the hospitality sector, wholesale & retail trade and business services over the next 2-3 years.

The New Zealand market is underpinned by low inflation, a low dollar and historically low-interest rates – making it a great time to move here.


What are your career options, and where do you start?


Here’s what you need to know to make sure you gain meaningful employment as soon as you arrive.

Before you make the move, the first step is to find out your eligibility to work here. Check out the Immigration New Zealand website for skill eligibility, visa applications, and New Zealand employment law and work rights.

New Zealand Now can also provide support in the form of visa related questions and support once you arrive in New Zealand.

We regularly help overseas candidates not only find meaningful jobs in New Zealand but get settled into the country.

If you’ve been searching for jobs in New Zealand and are serious about making a move, register as a candidate or get in touch with one of our recruitment experts today!

We can help you start your journey.

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