The labour market test has been removed for visa applications to work in occupations that are
- Skill level 1 -3 occupations on the Australia and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) or
- on the Ministry of Social Development’s Queenstown 2014/15 Labour Market Check exemption list:
|Food and Beverage|
|Chinese Market Coordinators/TourGuides|
|Tandem Pilots/Raft Guides|
|Senior Activities Coordinator|
|Guest Service Agents|
|Gondola Shift Leaders|
Work visa applicants for these occupations will not have to provide evidence from their potential employer of demonstrating genuine attempts to fill the vacancy with a New Zealander.
Work visa applications not covered by the waiver
ANZSCO Skill level 4-5 occupations that are not on the Ministry of Social Development’s exemption list are still subject to a labour market test. Employers are required to list vacancies with Work and Income before submitting work visa applications.
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