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The 2021 Resident Visa Scarce Job List

by | Oct 2, 2021 | Individuals & Families, News, News & Articles, Resources

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The Update

On 30 September 2021, the Government announced a one-off resident visa. One criteria of the 2021 Resident Visa refers to being employed in a role on a scarce list. The scarce list below has been sourced from Immigration New Zealand’s website on 2 October 2021.

You can download our free 2021 Resident Visa Eligibility Flowchart.

Please note, the full 2021 Resident policy has not been released yet.

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Scarce List – Long Term Skill Shortage List

    ‣ Analyst Programmer
    ‣ Automotive Electrician
    ‣ Chef (Chef De Partie/Higher)
    ‣ Chemical Engineer
    ‣ Civil Engineer
    ‣ Civil Engineering Technician
    ‣ Clinical Psychologist
    ‣ Computer Network & Systems Engineer
    ‣ Construction Project Manager
    ‣ Database Administrator
    ‣ Developer Programmer
    ‣ Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist
    ‣ Diesel Motor Mechanic (Including Heavy Vehicle Inspector)
    ‣ Electric Line Mechanic
    ‣ Electrical Engineer
    ‣ Electrical Engineering Technician
    ‣ Electrician (General)
    ‣ Electronic Engineering Technician
    ‣ Electronics Engineer
    ‣ Engineering Professional
    ‣ Environmental Engineer
    ‣ Environmental Research Scientist
    ‣ Food Technologist
    ‣ General Practitioner
    ‣ Geotechnical Engineer
    ‣ ICT Business Analyst
    ‣ ICT Customer Support Officer
    ‣ ICT Project Manager
    ‣ ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
    ‣ ICT Security Specialist
    ‣ ICT Support & Test Engineer
    ‣ ICT Support Engineer
    ‣ ICT Systems Test Engineer
    ‣ Industrial Engineer
    ‣ Materials Engineer
    ‣ Mechanical Engineer
    ‣ Medical Laboratory Scientist
    ‣ Medical Radiation Therapist
    ‣ Multimedia Specialist (Film Animator)
    ‣ Multimedia Specialist
    ‣ Network Administrator
    ‣ Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
    ‣ Organisation & Methods Analyst
    ‣ Other Spatial Scientist
    ‣ Physicist (Medical)
    ‣ Physiotherapist
    ‣ Procurement Manager
    ‣ Production/Plant Engineer
    ‣ Project Builder (Including Building Project Manager & Site Foreman)
    ‣ Psychiatrist
    ‣ Quantity Surveyor
    ‣ Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
    ‣ Software Engineer
    ‣ Software Tester
    ‣ Software & Applications Programmer
    ‣ Sonographer
    ‣ Specialist Physician In Palliative Medicine
    ‣ Structural Engineer
    ‣ Surgeon (General)
    ‣ Surveyor
    ‣ Systems Administrator
    ‣ Systems Analyst
    ‣ Telecommunications Engineer
    ‣ Telecommunications Engineer
    ‣ Telecommunications Network Engineer
    ‣ Telecommunications Network Engineer
    ‣ Veterinarian
    ‣ Web Developer

Scarce List – Requiring Occupational Registration & In The Health/Education Sector

    ‣ Chiropractor
    ‣ Clinical Dental Technician
    ‣ Clinical Dental Therapist
    ‣ Dental Hygienist
    ‣ Dental Technician
    ‣ Dental Therapist
    ‣ Dentist
    ‣ Dietitian
    ‣ Dispensing Optician
    ‣ Medical Laboratory Scientist/Technologist
    ‣ Medical Laboratory Technician
    ‣ Medical Practitioner
    ‣ Medical Radiation Technologist
    ‣ Midwives
    ‣ Nurse
    ‣ Occupational Therapist
    ‣ Optometrist
    ‣ Osteopath
    ‣ Paramedic
    ‣ Pharmacist
    ‣ Physiotherapist
    ‣ Podiatrist
    ‣ Psychologist
    ‣ Teacher (Including Principals & Registered Early Childhood Education Teachers)

Scarce List – Personal Carers & Other Critical Health Workers

    ‣ Aged & Disabled Carers
    ‣ Nursing Support & Personal Care Workers
    ‣ Special Care Workers
    ‣ Technical & Support Staff Working In Various Services Including Theatre, Laboratories, Radiology, Pharmacy Services, Oncology, Haematology, Pathology, Hyperbaric Medicine, & Mortuaries
    ‣ Workers Who Install, Operate,/Maintain Medical Equipment
    ‣ Workers Delivering Mental Health & Addictions Services, Aged Care, Respite, Home Care & Support, Child Health, Palliative & Hospice Care, Forensic Health, & Disability Support

Scarce List – Primary Sector Roles

    ‣ Agricultural & Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator
    ‣ Agricultural Consultant
    ‣ Agricultural Engineer
    ‣ Agricultural Scientist
    ‣ Agricultural Technician
    ‣ Anaesthetic Technician
    ‣ Animal Attendants & Trainers Nec
    ‣ Apiarist
    ‣ Aquaculture Farmer
    ‣ Aquaculture Worker
    ‣ Arborist
    ‣ Baker
    ‣ Baking Factory Worker
    ‣ Beef Cattle Farm Worker
    ‣ Beef Cattle Farmer
    ‣ Boat Builder & Repairer
    ‣ Brewery Worker
    ‣ Butcher/Smallgoods Maker
    ‣ Cabinetmakers
    ‣ Cardiac Technician
    ‣ Chef
    ‣ Chemist
    ‣ Confectionery Maker
    ‣ Conservation Officer
    ‣ Cook
    ‣ Cotton Grower
    ‣ Crop Farm Workers Nec
    ‣ Crop Farmers Nec
    ‣ Dairy Cattle Farm Worker
    ‣ Dairy Farm Manager
    ‣ Dairy Products Maker
    ‣ Deck Hand
    ‣ Deer Farmer
    ‣ Dog Handler/Trainer
    ‣ Environmental Consultant
    ‣ Environmental Engineer
    ‣ Environmental Manager
    ‣ Environmental Research Scientist
    ‣ Environmental Scientists Nec
    ‣ Fabric & Textile Factory Worker
    ‣ Farm, Forestry & Garden Workers
    ‣ Farrier
    ‣ Fencer
    ‣ Fisheries Officer
    ‣ Fishing Hand
    ‣ Florist
    ‣ Food & Drink Factory Workers Nec
    ‣ Food Technologist
    ‣ Food Trades Assistants Nec
    ‣ Footwear Production Machine Operator
    ‣ Forester (AUS)/Forest Scientist (NZ)
    ‣ Forestry Worker
    ‣ Fruit & Vegetable Factory Worker
    ‣ Fruit & Vegetable Packer
    ‣ Fruit/Nut Farm Worker
    ‣ Fruit/Nut Grower
    ‣ Fruit/Nut Picker
    ‣ Furniture Finisher
    ‣ Gardener (General)
    ‣ Goat Farmer
    ‣ Grain Mill Worker
    ‣ Grain, Oilseed/Pasture Farm Worker (AUS)/Field Crop Farm Worker (NZ)
    ‣ Grain, Oilseed/Pasture Grower/Field Crop Grower
    ‣ Grape Grower
    ‣ Greenskeeper
    ‣ Hide & Skin Processing Machines Operators
    ‣ Hide & Skin Processing Worker
    ‣ Horse Breeder
    ‣ Horse Groomer
    ‣ Horticultural Nursery Assistant
    ‣ Hunter-Trapper
    ‣ Kennel Hand
    ‣ Knitting Machine Operator
    ‣ Landscape Gardener
    ‣ Livestock Farm Workers Nec
    ‣ Livestock Farmers
    ‣ Logging Assistant
    ‣ Logging Plant Operator
    ‣ Marine Biologist
    ‣ Marine Transport Professionals Nec
    ‣ Master Fisher
    ‣ Meat Boner & Slicer
    ‣ Meat Inspector
    ‣ Meat Packer
    ‣ Meat Process Worker
    ‣ Medical Laboratory Technician
    ‣ Medical Technician Nec
    ‣ Mixed Crop & Livestock Farm Worker
    ‣ Mixed Crop & Livestock Farmer
    ‣ Mixed Crop Farmer
    ‣ Mixed Livestock Farm Worker
    ‣ Mixed Livestock Farmer
    ‣ Mushroom Picker
    ‣ Nurseypersons
    ‣ Operating Theatre Technician
    ‣ Other Wood Processing Machine Operator Nec
    ‣ Paper & Pulp Mill Operator
    ‣ Paper Products Machine Operator
    ‣ Park Ranger
    ‣ Pastrycook
    ‣ Pastrycook’s Assistant
    ‣ Pathology Collector/Phlebotomist
    ‣ Pest Controller
    ‣ Pet Groomer
    ‣ Pharmacy Technician
    ‣ Picture Framer
    ‣ Pig Farmer
    ‣ Poultry Farm Worker
    ‣ Poultry Farmer
    ‣ Poultry Process Worker
    ‣ Primary Products Inspectors Nec
    ‣ Production Manager (Forestry)
    ‣ Quarantine Officer
    ‣ Saw Maker & Repairer
    ‣ Sawmill/Timber Yard Worker
    ‣ Sawmilling Operator
    ‣ Seafood Packer
    ‣ Seafood Process Worker
    ‣ Shearer
    ‣ Sheep Farm Worker
    ‣ Sheep Farmer
    ‣ Ship’s Engineer
    ‣ Ship’s Master
    ‣ Ship’s Officer
    ‣ Ship’s Surveyor
    ‣ Shipwright
    ‣ Slaughterer
    ‣ Stablehand
    ‣ Sugar Cane Grower
    ‣ Sugar Mill Worker
    ‣ Tanker Driver
    ‣ Textile & Footwear Production Machine Operators Nec
    ‣ Textile Dyeing & Finishing Machine Operator
    ‣ Tree Faller
    ‣ Turf Grower
    ‣ Vegetable Farm Worker (AUS) / Market Garden Worker (NZ)
    ‣ Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (NZ)
    ‣ Vegetable Picker
    ‣ Veterinarian
    ‣ Veterinary Nurse
    ‣ Vineyeard Worker
    ‣ Weaving Machine Operator
    ‣ Wine Maker
    ‣ Winery Cellar Hand
    ‣ Wood & Wood Products Factory Worker
    ‣ Wood Machinist
    ‣ Wood Machinist & Other Wood Trades Workers Nec
    ‣ Wood Turner
    ‣ Wool Buyer
    ‣ Wool Classer
    ‣ Wool Handler
    ‣ Yard Carding & Spinning Machine Operator
    ‣ Zookeeper

How We Can Help

This article was written to provide general guidance only. It is correct at as the date of this article and is subject to further updates. Stay Legal is always happy to provide immigration guidance and solutions. If you have any questions about the 30 September 2021 Resident Visa announcement, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please call us +64 7 575 2882/email hello@staylegal.co.nz.

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