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Welcome to Job hunters New Zealand

Finding work

If you’re thinking of coming to New Zealand to work for a few years, or maybe even to settle, you’ll need a work or resident visa. To get that – you’re likely to need a job.

How I found work in NZ
To get a visa you'll likely need a job, so finding work is the first step.

Job vacancies here have been growing strongly in the last few years. In fact in the year to March 2015, jobs grew at 3.4 per cent, the highest rate since 2005. Employment is forecast to keep growing at least to 2018, though at a slowing rate.

The other side of the coin, unemployment, was 5.9 per cent in March 2015 - below the OECD average of 6.9 per cent.

This section has practical information to help you find a job in New Zealand. As you’ll see, even if you’re not yet in the country, there’s lots you can do to get started.