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New construction shortage list, unlikely to alleviate skill shortage…

New construction shortage list, unlikely to alleviate skill shortage…

The CISSL is intended to increase the available skill base of construction workers. It replaces the Canterbury Skill Shortage List and absorbs various construction roles from the Immediate Skill Shortage List in NZ. Is it too rigid to be effective? And will put off the very migrant workers it claims to encourage?

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Demand for labour vs work visa numbers – the Government’s rock and hard place

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A critical issue the Government needs to tackle is immigration limits vs economic growth. Ministers have suggested creating regional skill-shortage lists. But there’s no indication how these differ from the current immediate skill-shortage list for NZ. Meanwhile, the labour shortage is growing.

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Building boom without a skilled labour force?

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With Labour looking to create 100,000 new houses for first home buyers within the next decade, who is going to build these homes? With the New Zealand construction industry already facing a labour shortage and currently filling the skilled positions with overseas workers, who will be left to fill the demand when immigration numbers are cut?

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