Border class exception for ski seasonal workers

Published: 14 April 2022

The government has announced a border class exception for up to 275 experienced ski seasonal workers.

This exception will allow the ski industry to recruit snow sports instructors, snow safety and patrol specialists, snow grooming machinery operators and ski lift technicians for the upcoming season.

While the majority of seasonal ski roles are filled by New Zealanders, there aren’t enough with the level of skills and experience needed.

More information about the class exceptions can be found on the Immigration New Zealand website.

Approved classes of workers(external link) — Immigration New Zealand

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