Jobs in skill shortage

Find out what jobs are currently on Immigration New Zealand's long term, immediate and Canterbury skill shortage lists, within the following industries.

Jobs in Farming, Fishing, Forestry and Mining

Agriculture and Horticulture

Arborists plant and remove trees, prune branches and treat disease.

Beekeepers look after beehives in apiaries that produce honey, wax, pollen and other products. Beekeepers also offer pollination services to horticultural and seed crop producers.

Dairy farmers feed, care for and milk herds of cows on farms. 

Farm workers help farmers with a variety of tasks, including raising and caring for livestock, repairs and maintenance, tractor work, and other farming activities.

Farmers/farm managers are responsible for the planning, management and day-to-day running of farms. Farmers own the land they farm, while farm managers manage farms for farm owners.


Forestry scientists research forest growth, wood processing, conservation and different types of trees and how these can be used.