SkillFinder is a free online tool that connects New Zealand employers with skilled workers overseas who have expressed an interest in living and working in New Zealand.

There are over a half a million people in the SkillFinder database – most of whom have skills in demand by New Zealand employers.

You can filter the database by occupation, level of academic qualification, country of residence and years of experience. Once registered, Immigration New Zealand will send a job alert email to people in the database who match your requirements. 

Register your vacancy with SkillFinder

Who can use SkillFinder?

SkillFinder is for any New Zealand employer looking for overseas talent where there is a specific role that needs to be filled, and the occupation:

  • is skill level 1-3 on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO), or
  • is on one of the skill shortage lists, or
  • meets Accredited Employer Talent requirements (if you are an INZ Accredited Employer).

It is recommended that New Zealand employers have previously tested the New Zealand market to employ a New Zealand resident before using SkillFinder.

Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO)

Skill Shortage List Checker

Accredited Employer Talent requirements

How SkillFinder works

  1. Register your vacancy.
  2. Preview draft SkillFinder email and submit.
  3. INZ reviews email and sends to prospects matching your criteria - Within 1-3 working days.
  4. Receive enquiries and CV's from prospective candidates - After email is sent.
  5. INZ sends survey to measure your results - 6 weeks.