Work in New Zealand  

Visa Length: 6 Months - 3 Years

Work in New Zealand

New Zealand is looking for skilled professionals to take on exciting opportunities. One of the reasons New Zealand is such a popular destination is because it has a strong and growing economy. An Essential Skills Work Visa allows you to work in New Zealand for full-time up to three years. It can also lead to permanent residence in some circumstances.

Make A Good Living

New Zealand welcomes offshore talent and pays fair wages due to the shortage of workers.

Develop Professional Skills

Enhance your resume with international work experience by working in a field that is relevent to your experience.

No Limitation

Once your visa expires, you are able to make an extention or apply again. There is no limit to the number of times you can obtain a New Zealand visa.

Where will I work?

We’ll help you find the perfect employment opportunity that is based on your qualifications and prior work experience. It’s not about landing any job offer. It’s about having the career that fulfills you the most. Some of the industries we work with are:

  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Culinary Arts
  • Construction
  • Trades
  • Agriculture

Earn at minimum NZD $25.50 per hour!

Eligibility for visa duration

New Zealand has a formal process that reviews a combination of evidence such as qualifications, education, and experience to determine your eligibility.

6 - 12 Months

You are eligible if you meet one (1) of the qualifications below:

  • Obtained a diploma or degree. No work experience required.


  • Have at minimum 1 year of relevent work experience with no diploma or degree.


3 Years

  • Must have at minimum 2 years of work experience in a management position.


Steps to how we work

We’ll help you every step of the way: matching you with the right position and employer, providing visa and migration assistance, and preparing you for your life in New Zealand.

Step 1

Submit an application so we can review your qualifications. 

Step 2

Schedule a free consultation call with a CareerDean representative to explore your options. Here is where we will answer all of your questions about the placement process and visa qualifications. We’ll talk about your skills, your experience, and your career goals. You can even tell us a little about what you like to do when you’re not working. Go ahead, we’ll listen.

Step 3

Register into the program.

Step 4

Interview with our partnered organizations for an employment opportunity. Dont worry, we’ll prepare you for the interview. 

Step 5

Once a hiring decision is made, we will assist you through the visa process and work with you to make travel arrangements. 

Our staffing experts advocate on your behalf with hiring managers so they understand why you’re the best choice for their open role.

Don't know where to start?

Explore your options with a CareerDean representative!