Industry / Employment


About 60% of NZ GDP is generated by services. These include:

• The computer software development industry
• Film and television
• Banking and Finance
• Advertising
• Real Estate
• Tourism
• Hospitality
• Food Processing
These are also the industries where opportunities for fresh recruitments exist.

International students enrolled in tertiary programs of study are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year. Students can work full time (40 hrs.) in New Zealand only during the summer holidays. The average wage for part time jobs is between NZ$10 - NZ$12 per hour. International students who have graduated from a course in New Zealand that would gain points under the Skilled Migrant Category may apply for a one year open work visa. Eligible student’s partner may apply for a work permit, valid for the duration of the study course. The best news is that all students after successfully completing a three years Diploma, Degree or PG course gains points towards Skilled Migrant category that can be used to apply for permanent residency, should that be your aim.

In addition, any student gaining points for Skilled Migrant category can also apply for a Job Search Visa of four and use it to work full time. After that, he/she can either apply for a two years Work Permit or Permanent Residency depending on their eligibility for SMC. This requirement gets waived off for student with NZ qualification. New Zealand Permanent Residency holder enjoys several benefits such as subsidized tuition fees for higher education, low interest rates and easy loan availability, travelling to any Euro national country, to name a few.

Job prospects in New Zealand
New Zealand has an open migration policy and welcomes foreigners with warmth. It also thrives on free market principles. It has sizeable manufacturing and service sectors complementing a highly efficient agricultural sector. Exports of goods and services account for around one third of real expenditure GDP. With a strong economy, the country is a good destination to wear your white collar in.



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