Sunday, 22 December 2013


Change in rules

Essential skills in demand list review 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has completed its annual review of two of the Essential Skills in Demand Lists – the Long Term Skill Shortage List and the Immediate Skill Shortage List. Changes will be made to these lists at the beginning of March 2014.

Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL)

The LTSSL identifies occupations that have an absolute (sustained and ongoing) shortage of skilled workers both globally and throughout New Zealand. Migrants who gain employment in one of these occupations may be granted a work visa under the LTSSL Work to Residence or Essential Skills instructions. Migrants applying for residence under the Skilled Migrant Category may gain bonus points towards their application if they have an offer of employment, work experience or qualifications in an area of absolute skill shortage identified on the LTSSL.

The occupations which will be removed from the LTSSL are:
  • Audiologist
  • Dietitian
  • Hospital Pharmacist
  • Industrial Pharmacist
  • Internal Auditor
  • Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
  • Midwife
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Osteopath
  • Retail Pharmacist
  • Conductive Education Practitioner
  • Specialist Manager not elsewhere classified
  • Speech Language Therapist
  • Urban and Regional Planner
A submission to add Bakery Manager to the LTSSL was declined.

Specific enquiries

Those with specific enquiries might like to write to either or both of:

New Zealand Foundation for Conductive Education

New Zealand Conductors Association

Thanks... conductor Zsó Varga for drawing this to wider attention

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