The Green List is a specialized list of occupations that have been identified as being in high demand globally and in ongoing shortage in New Zealand. These roles will have registration, qualification or experience requirements. The Green List will make it easier for employers to hire and attract migrants for specified high-skilled, hard-to-fill occupations, with guaranteed residence pathways for eligible people.

The aim of the Green List is to attract highly skilled migrants to New Zealand in order to help meet our skills shortages and boost our economy.

What are the benefits of the Green List?

The Green List offers a number of benefits for both employers and employees:

  • Guaranteed residence pathways for eligible people
  • Easier hiring process for employers
  • Access to a wider pool of international talent
  • Improved job security and career prospects for employees

There are many more benefits associated with Green List and to explore all of them please read our blog about it.

What are the requirements for the Green List?

In order to be eligible for the Green List, you must:

  • Be aged 18 or over
  • Have the required registration, qualification or experience for the role
  • Meet the English language requirements
  • Meet health and character requirements
  • Your occupation should be listed on the Green List

To know more details that might apply to you, book a consultation with us.

Occupations that have a fast-track to residence

There are many greenlist occupations that provide a fast track to residence. Here is the list of the same.

  • Construction Roles:
  • Construction project manager ANZSCO 133111
  • Project builder (including building project manager and site foreman) ANZSCO 133112
  • Quantity surveyor ANZSCO 23321
  • Surveyor ANZSCO 232212

Engineering Roles

  • Chemical Engineer ANZSCO 233111
  • Materials Engineer ANZSCO 233112
  • Civil Engineer ANZSCO 233211
  • Geotechnical Engineer ANZSCO 233212
  • Structural Engineer ANZSCO 233214
  • Electrical Engineer ANZSCO 233311
  • Electronics Engineer ANZSCO 233411
  • Environmental Engineer ANZSCO 233915
  • Industrial Engineer ANZSCO 233511
  • Mechanical Engineer ANZSCO 233512
  • Production or Plant Engineer ANZSCO 233513
  • Engineering Professionals nec ANZSCO 233999

Health & Social Services Roles

  • General practitioner ANZSCO 253111
  • Anesthetist ANZSCO 253211
  • Psychiatrist ANZSCO 253411
  • Specialist physicians nec ANZSCO 253399
  • Surgeon (general) ANZSCO 253511
  • Cardiothoracic surgeon ANZSCO 253512
  • Neurosurgeon ANZSCO 253513
  • Orthopedic surgeon ANZSCO 253514
  • Vascular surgeon ANZSCO 253521
  • Urologist ANZSCO 253518
  • Otorhinolaryngologist ANZSCO 253515
  • Dermatologist ANZSCO 253911
  • Obstetrician and gynecologist ANZSCO 253913
  • Ophthalmologist ANZSCO 253914
  • Diagnostic and interventional radiologist ANZSCO 253917
  • Radiation oncologist ANZSCO 253918
  • Resident medical officer ANZSCO 253112
  • Medical laboratory scientist ANZSCO 234611
  • Clinical psychologist ANZSCO 272311
  • Educational psychologist ANZSCO 272312
  • Organizational psychologist ANZSCO 272313
  • Psychotherapist ANZSCO 272314
  • Psychologists nec ANZSCO 272399
  • Physicist (medical) ANZSCO 234914
  • Orthoptist ANZSCO 251412
  • Veterinarian ANZSCO 234711

Primary Industries And Science Roles

  • Other spatial scientist ANZSCO 232214
  • Environmental research scientist ANZSCO 234313
  • Food technologist ANZSCO 234212

ICT, Electronics And Telecommunications Roles

  • Chief information officer ANZSCO 135111
  • ICT project manager ANZSCO 135112
  • ICT managers nec ANZSCO 135199
  • Software engineer ANZSCO 261313
  • ICT security specialist ANZSCO 262112
  • Multimedia specialist ANZSCO 261211

Occupations That Are Eligible For Work To Residence

Here are the occupations that make one eligible for work to residence once 2 years of regular employment is completed.

Health and Social Services

  • Anesthetic technician ANZSCO 311211
  • Medical diagnostic (medical imaging technologist) ANZSCO 251211
  • Medical laboratory technician ANZSCO 311213
  • Medical radiation therapist ANZSCO 251212
  • Occupational therapist ANZSCO 252411
  • Sonographer ANZSCO 251214
  • Podiatrist ANZSCO 252611
  • Audiologist ANZSCO 252711
  • Registered nurse (aged care) ANZSCO 254412
  • Registered nurse (child and family health) ANZSCO 254413
  • Registered nurse (community health) ANZSCO 254414
  • Registered nurse (critical care and emergency) ANZSCO 254415
  • Registered nurse (developmental disability) ANZSCO 254416
  • Registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation) ANZSCO 254417
  • Registered nurse (medical) ANZSCO 254418
  • Registered nurse (medical practice) ANZSCO 254421
  • Registered nurse (mental health) ANZSCO 254422
  • Registered nurse (perioperative) ANZSCO 254423
  • Registered nurse (surgical) ANZSCO 254424
  • Registered nurse (pediatrics) ANZSCO 254425
  • Registered nurses nec ANZSCO 254499
  • Midwife ANZSCO 254111
  • Secondary school teacher ANZSCO 241411

Trades Roles

  • Automotive electrician ANZSCO 321111
  • Diesel motor mechanic (including heavy vehicle inspector) ANZSCO 321212
  • Electrician (general) ANZSCO 341111
  • Plumber (general) ANZSCO 334111

Agriculture Roles

The dairy cattle farmer ANZSCO 121313 is a responsible position that requires experience in managing farms. The ideal candidate must have at least 3 years working on commercial dairies and wants to be an assistant farm manager or herd-manager as well!

To know more about them talk to Professional Visa Solutions list experts today.

Washington and Sydney Accord Engineering Degrees

The Green List includes all engineering degrees that meet the Washington and Sydney Accord. This means if you have a degree in engineering from a university in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States of America, you may be eligible for registration as a professional engineer in New Zealand.

Want to know more about the Green List?

If you would like to know more about the Green List and how it can benefit you, please contact one of our licensed immigration advisers today. We offer a consultation so that we can assess your individual circumstances and provide you with tailored advice.