2017 Essential Skills in Demand List

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After being informed that Immigration NZ/MBIE were unwilling to progress a request to have the Forest industry included on the RSE scheme until after the election, at MBIE’s suggestion NZFOA then applied to have “Forestry Worker” put onto the Essential Skills in Demand List.
NZFOA have just been informed the application was unsuccessful in getting “Forestry Worker” on to the ESID list as they are assessed as skill level 4 – Too low to get on the list which requires skills 1-3.

Skill level  Occupation and industry 
1 – Highly skilled   Managerial and professional roles mainly in these industries: education and training (teachers); professional and technical services; health and social assistance; and agriculture (farmers and farm managers).
Managerial roles in the accommodation and retail industries, and support workers in the health and social assistance industry.
3 – Skilled   Technicians and trade workers in the construction, manufacturing, and other services industries.
Carers and receptionists in the health industry; road and rail drivers in the transport industry; and clerks, operators, drivers, store people, process workers in the manufacturing industry.
5 – Lower skilled  Sales workers in the retail industry; factory process workers in the manufacturing industry; accommodation, farm, forestry, and garden workers in agriculture; and cleaners and laundry workers in administration.