Skills Match Report changes

02 October 2020.

If you want to hire a migrant worker from 7 October 2020, the process for getting a Skills Match report will change.

What's changing

Currently you need to list your vacancy with us to try and find a suitable NZ candidate to fill your role. If you can't find a suitable NZ candidate, we'll send you a Skills Match Report to support a work visa application.

From 7 October 2020, if the role you're filling is:

  • oversupplied, we will not issue a Skills Match Report. If you want to hire a migrant, you can still submit a work visa application. Immigration New Zealand will consider the oversupply of NZ jobseekers when assessing the application.
  • undersupplied in your region, you will not need to get a Skills Match Report to support a work visa application.

If your role is not oversupplied or undersupplied in your region, you will need a Skills Match Report to hire a migrant.

The process to get a Skills Match Report will not change. This is detailed on our 'Hiring someone from overseas' web page.

Find out if your role is oversupplied or undersupplied

  • Roles that are oversupplied

    Find the industry (below) that your role is in and check if the role you're filling is listed. We've also listed the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) codes for those roles.

    If it's listed, there's an oversupply of New Zealand job seekers in that role.

    From 7 October 2020, we will not issue Skills Match Reports for roles that are oversupplied.

    Retail and hospitality

    • Cafe worker (431211)
    • Cook (351411)
    • Commercial housekeeper (811411)
    • Domestic housekeeper (811412)
    • Fast food cook (851111)
    • Kitchenhand (851311)
    • Sales assistant (621111)
    • Shelf filler (891211)
    • Waiter (431511)

    Construction

    • Builder's labourer (821111)
    • Concreter (821211)
    • Drainage, sewerage and stormwater labourer (821112)
    • Earthmoving labourer (821113)
    • Paving and surfacing labourer (821511)
    • Plumber's assistant (821114)

    Administration and Call Centre

    • Admissions Clerk (542112)
    • Call or Contact Centre Operator (541112)
    • General Clerks (531111)
    • Hotel or Motel Receptionist (542113)
    • Information Officer (541211)
    • Medical Receptionist (542114)
    • Personal Assistant (521111)
    • Receptionist (General) (542111)
    • Secretary (521211)

    Manufacturing and Warehousing

    • Baking Factory Worker (831111)
    • Confectionery Worker (831113)
    • Dairy Products Maker (831114)
    • Food and Drink Factory Workers nec (831199)
    • Fruit and Vegetable Factory Worker (831115)
    • Grain Mill Worker (831116)
    • Order Clerk (591117)
    • Product Assembler (832211)
    • Stock Clerk (591115)
    • Storeperson (741111)
    • Sugar Mill Worker (831117)
    • Warehouse Adminstrator (591116)

    Transport

    • Delivery driver (732111)
  • Roles that are undersupplied

    Check if the role you're filling is undersupplied in your region.

    You can do this by using our tool.

    • Select the link to use our tool below.
    • Enter your job's location/address in the search bar (don't just enter a postcode).
    • Select the search icon.

    We'll tell you:

    • what region you're in
    • what roles in your region are undersupplied, and
    • Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) codes for those roles.

    If your role is undersupplied in your region, you do not need to get a Skills Match Report.

    You can go directly to Immigration New Zealand to apply to hire a migrant.