Top Skill Shortage Sectors in New Zealand for Overseas Workers

Top 10 Skill Shortage sectors in New Zealand for Overseas Workers

Top Skill Shortage Sectors in New Zealand for Overseas Workers

Top Skill Shortage Sectors in New Zealand for Overseas Workers

New Zealand has a huge requirement for overseas workers in diverse skill shortage sectors. It is a nation that was relatively less affected by the global fiscal crisis. This is in comparison with various other nations. Thus the Job Sector in New Zealand looks promising.

Employment conditions in New Zealand are anticipated to remain strong. It has been forecast by the government that average rate of growth will be 2.9% annually for the next 5 years, as quoted by the New Zealand Now Gov.

Specialist overseas workers have a huge demand in New Zealand. Sectors include such as IT, Engineering, and Medicine. There are also prospects for generalists too to contribute to the skills required.

Skills that are in chronic shortage are listed by the Immigration New Zealand. There is also a separate list of skill shortages needed to rebuild the region in Canterbury. This is after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes that occurred here.

Overseas immigrants must aspire to obtain a job in New Zealand which is on the list of skill shortages. This is because it will be much easier to obtain the New Zealand Work and Residence Visa.

The government of New Zealand has identified that employers need to hire overseas workers. This is to cater to the requirement of skills shortages in the nation.

Below are the top 10 Skill Shortage sectors in New Zealand:

S. No Skill Shortage Sectors
1 Engineering
2 Finance/Business
3 Health and Social Services
4 ICT and Electronics
5 Oil and Gas
6 Recreation, Hospitality and Tourism
7 Trades and Transport
8 Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing
9 Food Production
10 Textile Manufacturing

The recent growth of jobs in New Zealand has mostly been in Auckland and Christchurch. It is in Textile Manufacturing, Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing and Food Production.

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200% rise in invites to Indians for Canadian permanent residency

200% rise in invites to Indians for Canadian permanent residency

200% rise in invites to Indians for Canadian permanent residency

200% rise in invites to Indians for Canadian permanent residency

200% rise in invites to Indians for Canadian permanent residency

Canada has emerged as a coveted destination for India’s diaspora.

Indians appear gung-ho about Canada’s Express Entry programme which invites top-ranked candidates — under the country’s point-based immigration system — to take up permanent residency. Express Entry is Canada’s flagship programme for key economic migration.

Under the scheme, out of the 86,022 invitations sent in 2017, nearly 42% (or 36,310) were to those holding Indian citizenship. The total number of invitations sent in 2017 was more than double the previous year — 33,782.

In 2016, the number of invites sent to those having Indian citizenship in Canada was merely 11,037, showing an increase of more than 200% a year later.

Wait for Green Card sends designs to Canada

According to the Express Entry Year-end Report, 2017, issued recently by the Canadian government’s immigration division, a little over one lakh applications were received for permanent residency under the Express Entry programme in 2017, 86,022 invitations were sent and 65,401 permanent residents and their families were admitted into Canada.

Express Entry Year-end Report 2017

Express Entry Year-end Report 2017

Nearly 40% of this total or 26,000-plus Indians became permanent residents in Canada.

Among those applicants who had job offers and were admitted as permanent residents, occupations like information system analysts, software engineers and designers, computer programmers and university lecturers topped the charts.

These statistics, showing an increase in number of Indians opting for Canadian permanent residency, strengthen the belief that many H-1B visa holders, tired of the backlog and infinite wait for a green card in the US—a green card grants permanent residency on American soil—are now heading towards Canada.

Currently, more than three lakh Indians in the US are waiting for a green card, CATO Institute, a Washington-based think tank, states that given the green card backlog, the waiting period for Indians with an advanced degree (those in the EB-2 category) could be as much as 151 years.

Vikram Rangnekar, now an entrepreneur in Toronto, is among those who made the move. “I lived in the US for six years on H-1B visa. I had a great life in California, lots of friends, an awesome job, and enjoyed the outdoors. Then, I realised that I didn’t want to continue living my life on a restrictive visa. I wanted more freedom, I wanted to work on my own ideas and that was just not possible under the H-1B visa.”

Also with the ever extending green card wait, permanent residency in the US was out of question, for Rangnekar. He and his family moved to Toronto in 2016. “We love the accepting Canadian culture, the diversity, high quality of life, great support and education system for kids,” he said. Today, Rangnekar hosts a platform which helps a significant number of Indians currently on H-1B to find jobs in Canada.

Canada has a point-based immigration system. Under the Express Entry programme, candidates complete an online profile and are given a comprehensive ranking system (CRS) score. They are then placed in the Express Entry pool and ranked relative to each other based on their CRS scores. The pool is dynamic and a candidate’s rank can change as others join and leave the pool, or when the ranking criteria are adjusted according to ministerial instructions. A candidate’s CRS score can also be revised on various grounds, for example if he or she obtains more qualifications or skills. Only top-ranked candidates are invited to apply for permanent residence.

The CRS score is divided into two portions. The core score can reach a maximum of 600 points and is based on the candidate’s age, education, official language proficiency, work experience among other criteria. Second, a maximum of 600 points is awarded to the candidates if they meet policy or other objectives like having a provincial nomination, a qualifying offer of arranged employment, Canadian educational credentials, French-language proficiency and a sibling in Canada. The maximum score a person can get is 1,200.

Express Entry draws are held periodically. The most recent was this month, which had a CRS cut-off threshold of 451 points and will result in 3,750 candidates being invited for permanent residency. In 2017, of the 86,022 invitations to apply for permanent residency, 38,932 (or 45%) were sent to candidates with a CRS score between 451 and 500, and 33,252 (or 39%) were sent to candidates with a score between 401 and 450. This relatively low cut-off is good news for those aspiring to move to Canada.

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Canada increases 2018 Atlantic Immigration Pilot allotment

Canada increases 2018 Atlantic Immigration Pilot allotment

Canada increases 2018 Atlantic Immigration Pilot allotment

Canada increases 2018 Atlantic Immigration Pilot allotment

The increase reflects ‘significant use’ of Atlantic Immigration pilot program by employers, Canada’s Immigration Minister says

The Government of Canada is increasing the number of skilled immigrants and their family members who can obtain permanent residence through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program this year by 500, bringing the 2018 allotment to 2,500.

Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, announced the increase Tuesday after a meeting with the premiers of Canada’s four.

Hussen said the increase reflects the “significant use [of] and interest in” the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) from businesses in the four provinces in 2018.

“The provinces have told us that they need more space to ensure that they have the people that they need to continue to grow their businesses right here in Atlantic Canada,” Hussen told reporters Tuesday.

As of May 31, 2018, Hussen said there were 1,000 employers designated under the one-year-old AIPP, which allows approved employers to recruit skilled foreign workers with the work experience to fill labour force gaps and fast-track them and their families for permanent residence.

Hussen said the 1,000 employers was double the number designated under the AIPP in 2017 and that they had already issued 2,000 job offers to eligible skilled immigrants and international graduates of universities in the Atlantic Canada region in 2018.

This is a significant improvement over 2017, the project’s inaugural year when only 250 job offers were issued.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says it has received 900 applications for permanent residence through the AIPP since its introduction. Admissions targets through the AIPP are set at 1,000 for 2018, 2,000 for 2019 and 4,000 for 2020.

A key advantage of the AIPP is that designated employers do not have to go through the process of obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment for jobs endorsed under the pilot program.

In order to be eligible, foreign workers must have a full-time job offer from a designated employer and possess at least one year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) paid work experience in an occupation designated Skill Type O, Skill Level A or Skill Level B under Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

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