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Firstly - come to New Zealand. There is long list of ICT/Electronics and Communications roles, including all professional engineers, on the long Term Skills Shortage list. Additionally ICT and creative indistries are deemed long term growth areas. This means it's much easier to get into NZ - either for working or for immigration through our points system.[1] On the ground the answer is yes, we really need more devs and creatives. Requirements are generally degrees and a little experience.

Secondly, it's telling that we have yet to see a response from ACS on this page. Speaks volumes.

[1] http://www.immigration.govt.nz/pointsindicator/ follow for Absolute Skills Shortage and Future Growth Areas.

Australia also has a points system and we too have various software professions on a high-value list.


Assessed by ... the ACS.

The main problems with working in IT in NZ are that there aren't many jobs, and the pay is much lower than in Australia. And since Kiwis and Aussies have reciprocal working rights, there are a whole lot of Kiwi IT people who've moved to Australia.

I've been told that NZ is seen as a backdoor into Australia.

I don't know if that's a genuine phenomenon or whether it's just a third-hand mutation of some shock jock talking point.

It may have been. It's been locked down a fair bit since then.

It will get you here -- it wont get you PR/Citizenship/Centrelink anymore. ( http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&obj... )

as an aussie CS grad looking for work, what is a good NZ job search site to check out? I'd love to work in NZ for a while.

http://www.seek.co.nz - All the corporates

http://jobs.geekzone.co.nz/Jobs - You may find some more fun jobs here

Looking at user groups in NZ might yield you something too

Yeah but then you have to live in New Zealand...

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