Employment Opportunities in the New Zealand

Employment Oppurtunities in New Zealand

In comparison to other western countries New Zealand’s government encourages international students to find a job and settle in the country.

Part Time Jobs in New Zealand

Doing a part-time work can be a great way to help you cover your living expenses and also to gain work experience in the field of your study. Most of the student visa allows an individual to work for up to 20 hours per week during course. If an individual is willing to study while working, they must meet the following requirements:

  • The course an individual is taking must be of at least two years
  • The study leads to a New Zealand qualification that gains points under the Skilled Migrant Category
  • Taking an English language course that meets condition approves by Immigration New Zealand

In some cases, students might be able to work for more than 20 hours a week if this work forms part of their qualification.

Likewise, students can also work as much as they during their course breaks. If the program runs for one academic year and is worth 120 credits or more, that an individual may be eligible to work full-time during the course breaks.  Likewise, if an individual wants to work in New Zealand, than they must have an Inland Revenue Department (IRD) tax number.

While studying in New Zealand, students can easily find work in:

  • Data-entry work
  • Translation assignment
  • Attendant in supermarkets
  • Attendant in Small Restaurants
  • On-campus opportunities to work in the campus library, laboratory, etc.

Your rights at work

Everybody who works in New Zealand, including international students, has basic rights and entitlements at work.

Employer is required by law to:

  • Provide you with a written employment agreement
  • Pay you at least the minimum wage
  • Provide you with paid rest breaks and unpaid meal breaks
  • Provide you with paid annual holidays
  • Give you public holidays off or if you’re working on these days, compensate you for working
  • Not deduct money from your wage unless the agreement is in writing
  • Provide a safe workplace
  • Not discriminate against you
  • Act in good faith

Working after you graduate

New Zealand provides two kinds of post-study visas for international students which are:

  • The open visa: It is available to every student to find a job within 12 months after completion of their academic program
  • The Employer-Assisted Visa: It allows an individual to work in a specific, relevant job for two more years.

If any individual wishes to stay and work in New Zealand permanently than you need to apply for a Skill Migrant Visa but you need to meet the relevant criteria.

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Why Choose New Zealand?

As New Zealand is a member of Lisbon Recognition Convention, its certificates and degrees are recognized in most countries.

Education System in the New Zealand

Education system in New Zealand is considered one of the best in the world and is immensely diverse.

New Zealand Student Visa

The visa any student will need depends on the types of study one wants to enroll in and how long they want to stay in New Zealand.

Cost of Studying in the New Zealand

The students should consider expenses like accommodation, food, health coverage and travelling along with the tuition fees.

Scholarship Options in New Zealand

Universities & colleges in New Zealand provide a wide range of scholarships to the international students to fund their studies.