Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is currently using Ministry of Social Development (MSD) undersupply and oversupply lists to determine if New Zealanders are available for jobs for certain occupations in some regions.
From 1 December, more hospitality and tourism occupations will be added to the Queenstown area undersupply list (Queenstown, Arrowtown, Wanaka, Kingston, Glenorchy, Hawea and Wakatipu). This will allow more employers to support a work visa application for roles paid below the median wage.
The following occupations will be added to the undersupply list for the area covered by the Queenstown Lakes District Council:
351311 - Executive Chef, Head Chefs, Sous Chefs, Chef de Partie, Commis Chef
351411 - Cook
431111/ 431511 - Restaurant supervisor
431511 - Waiter
431111 - Bartender
431112 - Barista
851299 - Butchery assistant
851211 - Bakery assistant
851299 - Food trades assistant
851111 - Fast food cook
851311 - Kitchenhand
431411 - Concierge
542113 - Hotel or Motel Receptionist
811211 - Cleaner
431912 - Porter
811511 - Laundry Attendant
811411 - Housekeeper
452299 - Outdoor Adventure Guide
452217 - Raft Guides
452214 - Canyon Guide
451412 - Tour Guide
Employers will still need to advertise their vacancies and demonstrate they have made genuine attempts to attract and recruit suitable New Zealanders.
Employers should accurately match the job being offered to the ANZSCO (version 1.2) occupations. From next year (2021), we will transition to ANZSCO Version 1.3 for assessing skilled employment.
The updated Queenstown area undersupply list will be used in INZ’s assessment of Essential Skills work visa applications which are paid below the median wage from 1 December 2020 regardless of the date the application was submitted.