The jobs affected by this rule are those at skill levels 3-5 of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO), available at: www.immigration.govt.nz/anzsco. This includes technicians, trade workers, clerical and administrative workers, sales workers, operators and drivers, and labourers.
The rule does not affect highly skilled occupations (covered by skill levels 1-2 of the ANZSCO list), such as managers and professionals, or jobs on the immigration skill shortage lists, including the Canterbury Skill Shortage List. Immigration skill shortage lists are available at: www.immigration.govt.nz/ltssl.
The rule affects jobs in the Canterbury area. This is the area covered by the Christchurch City Council, Waimakariri District Council and Selwyn District Council.
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The Skills Hub will aim to refer suitable New Zealand job seekers to you. If the Skills Hub is satisfied that there are no suitable New Zealanders available, it will confirm this to you in writing. If you want to recruit a migrant for the vacancy you should submit this letter with the visa application you send to Immigration New Zealand. Using the Skills Hub to check the availability of New Zealanders before supporting a visa application will make the process more transparent and give you more certainty of outcome.
The only thing you need to do differently is to register the vacancy with the Skills Hub before any work visa application is made. All other standard immigration requirements still apply.
The Canterbury Skills and Employment Hub is a one stop shop to help employers access workers, including beneficiaries and newly graduating trainees from the Canterbury region and across New Zealand.
Where there are no suitable or trainable New Zealanders available, the Skills Hub will refer employers wanting to employ migrant workers to a faster and more efficient immigration process. The Skills Hub provides these labour market services for all sectors, including construction.