New Zealand : New Health Sector Roles Added On The Green List

New Zealand Government has announced that it is adding 32 new health sector roles to Immigration NZ’s Green List.

All Green List health roles will also be moved to the Straight to Residence pathway. All eligible applicants will be able to apply for the visas from 29 May 2023.

New health roles for Green List are:

1. Addiction practitioner/alcohol & drug clinician
2. Audiometrist
3. Chiropractor
4. Clinical dental technician
5. Clinical physiologists (sleep, renal, exercise, respiratory, neurology, and cardiac)
6. Counsellor
7. Dental specialists
8. Dental technician
9. Dental therapist
10. Dentist
11. Dietician
12. Dispensing optician
13. Drug and alcohol counsellor
14. Enrolled nurse
15. Genetic counsellor
16. Medical laboratory pre-analytical technician
17. Medical resonance imaging technologist
18. Nuclear medicine technologist
19. Nurse practitioner
20. Optometrist
21. Oral health therapist
22. Orthotic and prosthetic technician
23. Orthotist/prosthetist
24. Osteopath
25. Paramedic/emergency medical technician
26. Perfusionist (cardiac)
27. Pharmacist
28. Physiotherapist
29. Play therapist (hospital)
30. Social worker
31. Speech language therapist
32. Sterile processing technician

Other existing health sector roles that are eligible for “Straight to residence” pathways:

  1. Anaesthetic Technician
  2. Audiologist
  3. Medical imaging technologist
  4. Medical laboratory technician
  5. Medical radiation therapist
  6. Occupational therapist.
  7. Podiatrist
  8. Sonographer
  9. Clinical Psychologists
  10. Medical laboratory scientist
  11. Medical practitioners
  12. Midwife
  13. Orthoptist
  14. Physicist (Medical)
  15. Psychologists
  16. Registered Nurse

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