An insert about LTSSL (Long Term Skills Shortage List) and what is means. We are lucky that hubby’s job offered in NZ does fall under the shortage list which make it a tiny bit easier to apply for everything.
Essential Skills in Demand Lists
The Essential Skills in Demand (ESID) Lists help to ensure New Zealand’s skills needs are met by facilitating the entry of appropriately skilled migrants to fill identified skill shortages.
There are three lists:
the Long-term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL)
If you meet the skill requirements on these lists then we will accept that no New Zealanders are available for the position(s).
The focus of the lists is to identify skilled occupations where there is a genuine shortage of New Zealand workers. The lists are not designed for lower-skilled or seasonal labour shortages, or to cover shortages caused by recruitment and retention problems.