Skilled Migrant Category (SMC)
This category is suitable for ‘skilled migrants’ who want to gain Permanent Residence in NZ, on the basis of their educational qualification and work experience.
NZ is a fantastic country, ideal for migrants who have the qualifications and skills that are in demand here. It is little wonder then that each year many thousands of migrants and their families apply to gain NZ Permanent Residence attracted to the promise of a great lifestyle!
With ongoing shortages across a number of professions including doctors, nurses, teachers, architects, IT professionals, engineers, electricians and chefs, New Zealand is constantly searching for highly skilled migrants. And, in turn providing them with a safe, secure and enabling environment to practice and hone their skills.