Finding & applying for jobs
If you¡¯re thinking of coming to New Zealand to work for a few years, or maybe even to settle, you¡¯ll need a work or resident visa. To get that ¨C you¡¯re likely to need a job.
It is perfectly acceptable and legal to apply for jobs before you get a visa. Employers generally understand the situation, and when you get a job, will help you with your visa application. Just remember however you won’t be able to start working, and earning, until your visa is approved.
This section has practical information to help you find a job in New Zealand. As you’ll see, even if you’re not yet in the country, there’s lots you can do to get started.