The Green List will make it easier for employers to hire and attract migrants for specified high-skilled, hard-to-fill occupations, such as general practitioners, with guaranteed residence pathways for eligible people.
Employers won’t need to provide proof of advertising for these occupations when progressing an accredited employer work visa job check application.
Eligible migrants working in these occupations will have clear pathways to residence, either through a direct to residence application or after working for in New Zealand for two years depending on the role. Their partners will have open work rights. Both residence pathways will be limited to migrants 55 years or younger which is aligned with the Skilled Migrant Category requirements.
Read more on the New Zealand Government website (PDF).