November 2007

Changes to the Skilled Migrant Category effective 26 November

The New Zealand Immigration policy on assessing the skilled employment and the recognition of qualifications under the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) will change effective 26 November 2007.

Previously, there was a range of options for assessing whether an offer of employment (or current employment) in New Zealand may be considered as ‘skilled employment’. The options were, at times, complicated and subjective. The amended SMC policy uses a simplified, more transparent definition of skilled employment based on the Australia New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO).