Living in New Zealand



New Zealand is a prosperous and modern country with a developed market economy.

It is majorly dependent on its agricultural trade making it very vulnerable to global economic slowdowns and changes in international commodity prices. Its agricultural trade is well developed that it made contact with long-term major export partners like Australia, United States, Japan, China, and the United Kingdom. The country’s trade does not only rely on agriculture and export of wool, but also on the field of food processing, production of textiles, machinery and transportation equipment, tourism, and mining.

Although New Zealand has a high standard of living, it once experienced the so-called ‘brain drain’ because of the increasing number of its population living overseas, but it later on recovered with its effort on attracting well-educated professionals and expats from other European and less developed nations. The country is very welcoming to the concept of large number of people migrating especially if they are skilled workers that can be added to New Zealand’s growing workforce. For expats looking for a job and wanting to move to New Zealand, you can be guided by a list created by the Immigration of New Zealand. If you are qualified for any of the works on the list, the easier it is because you can bypass long and tedious processes.

Moving to New Zealand for employment is a good opportunity to experience something new as an expat. You can encounter a diversity of culture and fellow expats living there for the same purpose as you. It is even noticeable that there are large numbers of foreign nationals staying in New Zealand than the New Zealanders themselves.

During your first few months of stay in New Zealand, you might feel a little bit complicated, but relieve yourself from worries because it is just natural. The longer you stay; you will discover that your colleagues are really nice and friendly people, who are quite dependable. But, you will also find that daily necessities are expensive in New Zealand, and if you are not a skilled worker or a professional, you can expect a lower wage. It is advisable to get qualifications for a good employment if you prefer to stay and work in the country for good.


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