With the recent inclusion of pharmacists, counsellors, and 30 other medical professionals in the Green List Visa fast track to residency pathway, are Immigration New Zealand and the government finally acknowledging they missed the mark in attracting critical healthcare workers?
The government has just released the Green List residence policy details, including the fees and criteria in more detail.
The Green List is a new list of 85 occupations that qualify for a fast-track to residence or have access to a work to residence pathway.
The new Green List to fast track residency for some occupations fails to impress immigration lawyer Aaron Martin, who says it leaves out key occupations and won’t meet its objective to attract skilled migrants. He explains the problems and how some of them could be fixed.