Student, Work to Resident Pathway in New Zealand

(from Immigration New Zealand website)

You may be allowed to work part-time for up to 20 hours a week and full-time during all scheduled holidays and/or during the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

Part-time work (full-time tertiary students) 20 hours a week for any of the following:

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Full-time work  for tertiary students

Post Study Work Visa (Open) allows you to find a job that is relevant to your qualification. It’s valid for 12 months, and during this time you can work for almost any employer in New Zealand. After you have found a job relevant to your qualification you can apply for a Post Study Work Visa (Employer Assisted).

The Post Study Work Visa (Employer Assisted) allows you to work for a specific employer for a further two years. To qualify your job must be relevant to your qualification, and you must have previously held a Post Study Work Visa (Open).

Permanent Residency. After your Post Study Work Visa (Employer Assisted) you may qualify for a New Zealand resident visa under the Skilled Migrant Category. This visa uses a points system based on factors such as age, work experience, your qualifications, and an offer of skilled employment to determine eligibility.

Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic’s programs are approved by the New Zealand qualifications Authority (NZQA) and have international recognition. Applied learning is provided at master’s, postgraduate, graduate, degree, diploma and certificate levels in technical, vocational and professional fields.

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About the Author

Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.

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