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Aged Care Nurse Shortage Recognised in New Zealand

Jun 14. 2019

It has been announced that New Zealand immigration have added aged care (registered) nurses to the ‘long term skills shortage list.

It has been documented that the country has a chronic shortage in nursing staff and it is thought that the change will enable care homes to have a better chance of recruiting overseas nurses to help plug the gap in the aged care sector.

The Long Term Skills Shortage list consists of skilled occupations where there is regarded to be a shortage in New Zealand. Candidates that are employed in one of these listed professions are eligible to apply for residence after two years, under specific criteria. This stabilises the situation for existing overseas aged care nurses in the country and also provides better opportunities and a path to residency for prospective candidates. Skills shortage lists are also now more regionalised to reflect what skills are needed by geographical area.

Overall, it is hoped that the changes will serve to benefit the aged care sector in New Zealand in helping to provide the best care for older people who require these services.

Burke Bros Moving Group have decades of experience of moving both families and individuals to and from all areas of New Zealand; whether this is a relocation due to a job change (within or outside of the medical/care profession) or for a lifestyle change. We have long established relationships with overseas New Zealand agents and an experienced export packing team along with our quarantine and customs and excise expertise. Furthermore, we can also arrange UK storage prior to your household effects and/ or vehicle being shipped to New Zealand.

For further information, our International Department will be happy to assist you on sales@burkebros.co.uk and on 01902 714555.  There is also further information on our dedicated ‘moving to New Zealand’ webpage here.

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