It's often assumed that if a role is on a shortage list then
a migrant will immediately be granted a work visa, without the
employer having to show that the role has been advertised, and that
there are no New Zealanders available. Unfortunately,this is not
always the case. Therefore, before relying on a shortage list as
part of a visa application,it's a good idea to make a few
simple checks. It might just save you a lot of time and money.
All three of the shortage lists use the Australian New Zealand
Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO)
system . The ANZSCO system is essentially an attempt to classify
every potential role and, as part of this, set minimum skill
levels. This means that a visa applicant needs to check his or her
role's ANZSCO description, before starting a work visa
application, to ensure he or she meets the necessary skill level.
For example, to get a work visa as an IT Network Analyst an
applicant either has to prove at least five years of experience or
that he or she has the equivalent of a relevant New Zealand
bachelor degree. If the Analyst doesn't have the experience or
the qualification, then he or she doesn't meet the required
skill level and Immigration New Zealand cannot grant a visa.
It is also worthwhile noting that the skill shortage lists set
higher skill level requirements than the ANZSCO system. For Network
Administrators or Analysts, they must demonstrate that they hold
the equivalent of a bachelor degree in Information Technology or
Electrical and Electronic Engineering, as well as a minimum of
three years post qualification experience.
If an Administrator or Analyst cannot prove that he or she meets
the shortage list requirements, then he or she must have at least
the bachelor degree or five years of experience , to meet the
minimum ANZSCO requirements described above, and prove that the
employer has made a genuine attempt to try to recruit New
Zealanders into the role, but that none are available or readily
Failure to be aware of these ANZSCO and the shortage list
requirements can cause significant delay with a visa application.
This is because without proof of meeting the shortage list
requirements or of meeting ANZSCO requirements and the employer
having made a genuine attempt to find a New Zealander for the role,
Immigration New Zealand will need to seek more information to
assess eligibility. This can then,in many cases, result in an
application being refused.
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