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 Science


Food technologists research and develop new food and beverage products and/or improve the quality of existing products. They may also develop or improve the processing, packaging, storage, and safety of food in line with government and industry standards.

Medical laboratory scientists carry out laboratory tests on blood, tissues and other samples taken from patients.

Medical physicists help plan radiation treatment for patients, check and monitor radiation equipment, and develop new treatment techniques.

Science technicians help scientists carry out research, testing and experiments in areas such as chemistry, earth sciences, life sciences, and physical sciences.