Green list changes   Changes to Work to Residence and occupations on the Green List | Immigration New Zealand

From 8 April 2024 onwards, 6 roles will be added to the Green List, equating to 9 ANZSCO occupations:

  • Straight to Residence
    • Aviation Engineer (Avionics, Aeronautical, Aerospace Engineer)
    • Naval Architect (aka Marine Designer)
    • ICT Database and Systems Administrator
    • Mechanical Engineering Technician
    • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
  • Work to Residence
    • Corrections Officer

The roles that were previously announced will NOT be added to the Green List:

  • Paving Plant Operator
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Pressure Welder
  • Welder
  • Fitter (General)
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Fitter-Welder
  • Metal Machinist (First Class)
  • Panel Beater
  • Vehicle Painter
  • Road Roller Operator

Previous plans to add these 7 roles to the Construction and Infrastructure Sector Agreement will NOT progress:

  • Driller’s Assistant
  • Earthmoving Labourer
  • Earthmoving Plant Operator general
  • Linemarker
  • Machine Operators not elsewhere classified
  • Mechanic’s Assistant
  • Road Traffic Controller