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    I have just seen that secondary school teacher is to be removed from the LTSSL. My daughter has just qualified as a secondary school chemistry teacher and had planned to get her 2 years experience and then return to NZ under the SMC. It appears this is now not possible. We have looked at the other options for her and are not sure which would be best. She could apply for a silver fern visa and hope she was granted one, then she could get a job and then apply for either a WV or PR. The other option would be for a WHV and do some supply teaching then if she was able to secure a permanent job she could then apply for a WV etc...

    We would appreciate any thoughts on those who have gone down either route or for suggestions on alternative routes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickydwuk View Post
    I have just seen that secondary school teacher is to be removed from the LTSSL.
    Oh dear, isn't that just typical! What a shame Nicky. I was wondering if secondary school teacher might have been removed from the LTSSL and moved to the ISSL instead but it says no new occupations will be added.

    In here it does say....

    Employers can still recruit migrants in occupations that have been removed from the list. The employer will need to demonstrate genuine attempts to recruit suitable New Zealand citizens or residents and Immigration New Zealand will conduct a labour market test. If this test shows that there are no suitable New Zealand citizens or residents available in that location, temporary work visas may still be granted.

    If only Jenni could find a job in an out-of-the-way region where kiwi teachers, particularly chemistry ones, are thin on the ground, INZ could maybe be persuaded that no kiwi was available to take the position. Just a thought. I think she would need NZ registration as a teacher to be able to teach and this would also apply if she went for a Silver Fern Visa.

    As a last resort, if she can't get in any other way, after you've been back in NZ for 3 years, you could sponsor her under the Family Category if she could get a job offer. Meanwhile she could maybe work in NZ on a Work Visa. BUT it mentions that, under the Family Category, she mustn't have any other siblings living in the same country so if your 2 lads are still in the UK, that would put the mockers on it.

    Not much help but I was just chewing the cud to see what I could come up with.
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    Thanks MB. We had thought of a WV - she knows she needs registration before she can even begin to think to work. Our concern with a WV was that she would need to secure a job before she got the visa and then there is the need for the employer to show no kiwi is available to do the job. Not sure if kiwi schools are happy to or able to demonstrate this. She wants to settle back in the CHCH area and was hoping to go before we do. When we all go she we would still leave one child (our eldest son) in the UK to begin with so we wouldn't be able to sponsor her. I think her options after registration would be the silver fern (if she was successful) or maybe a quick recce to see if she could secure a temporary or permanent post then apply for WV. Still not definite but worth a try. Unless she applied now ..... but she has less than a years experience so would not be able to get a job :( Just when you think you have a plan

    Just had another thought - she could apply for a WHV and take it from there
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickydwuk View Post
    Just had another thought - she could apply for a WHV and take it from there
    That would certainly allow her some time in the country on a temporary basis to look for work and, if she finds something more than just casual work, she would be able to apply for a work visa then. How long she could stay on a WV I don't know as it would involve renewing it every so many years. That decision relies on the vagaries of INZ and their continually changing rules.
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