Much like Australia, New Zealand is known for its abundance of natural beauty and opportunities for Filipino migrants. At an estimated 40,000, the population of Filipino New Zealanders (or “KiwiPinos,” as they are sometimes dubbed), might pale in comparison to Australia’s 172,000 Pinoys, but this hasn’t stopped the former from flourishing in their adoptive land.
And with New Zealand’s growing clamor for migrants, it’s clear that this trend is here to stay. So, if you’re mulling over the idea of migrating here, let’s take a look at the options available to you:
All of NZ’s universities happen to be listed among the world’s top 500. They collectively rank the 7th best when it comes to science programs and 3,500 Filipinos were recorded as attendees in 2015 alone.
Best of all, the country’s ambassador to the Philippines announced the availability of 24 postgraduate scholarships to Filipino applicants every year.
These scholarships are offered to Filipino scholars, especially those hailing from the Moro and Lumad tribes, and are rooted in three sectors that are highly relevant to the Philippines: agricultural industries, disaster risk management, and renewable energy.
Interested? Check out this link to find out more.
2. Working Holidays.
Recently, New Zealand had its Working Holiday Visa Applications for Filipinos.
If you want to see New Zealand in all its splendour while exploring your career options in this island nation, their working holiday visa is right up your alley because it will allow you to do both.
With over 100 slots open exclusively to Pinoy applicants every year, this visa is certainly worth checking out online if you want to see what NZ has for you while holding off on any long-term commitments (i.e., longer than 1 year).
3. Jobs on Demand.
Now, if you’ve already decided to make New Zealand your home for the foreseeable future, looking for sustainable employment is the next logical step.
Fortunately, there’s no shortage of job openings for all sorts of skilled workers from the Philippines. Sectors like agriculture and forestry, construction, engineering, education, transport, and hospitality and tourism, for instance, constantly have vacancies that urgently need to be filled.
There are two things to bear in mind, however, if you wish to apply for any of the spots on the skilled occupations list. One is that you should only apply through accredited recruitment agencies to ensure your safety and security.
Another is that NZ companies appreciate initiative in applicants. Taking a moment to read up on the things that Kiwi employers are looking for could only be good for you thus.
New Zealand has often been described as a paradise of sorts, but it doesn’t mean that getting here would be a walk in the park either.
You would still need to exhibit a fair amount of patience, perseverance, and resourcefulness to make it, but that’s certainly a small price to pay for you and your family to experience the delights of this remarkable country.