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Aspiring migrants need
clear objectives: adviser

People who want to migrate to New Zealand have to determine and be clear in their objectives for going there, Maricel Weischede, immigrant adviser, said at a seminar yesterday at the Social Hall, of the Provincial Capitol Building, in Bacolod City.

Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. had invited Weischede to talk on the immigration services that Negrenses can avail of in going to New Zealand.

The New Zealand Immigration Help Service that Weischede manages, said any person can apply for work, student, or permanent residency in the country as long as the applicant satisfies the immigration requirements.

Applicants are evaluated based on an immigration stream, qualification, work experience, and age, she said.

New Zealand has a long term skills shortage list, immediate skills shortage list, and Canterbury skills shortage list that provides the needed and in demand occupations of the country, she said.

LSSL occupational skills include food technologists, nurses, agriculture and forestry, construction, engineering, social workers, university lecturers, Special Education teachers, information technologists, electricians, mechanics, mariners (ship officers and ship engineers) medical technologists, and doctors while those in the ISSL include dairy farm workers and mechanics.

Occupational skills under the CSSL include those of engineers, engineering technicians, construction workers, plumbers, and other skilled jobs.

NZIHS will also open a satellite office in Bacolod City but in the meantime, applicants can inquire through the Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center at the Paglaum Complex.

“I always thrive meeting the objectives of the client in a way that will not disadvantage anybody and the partnership with the province, we are one in making sure that applicants can go and they get qualified advice,” Weischede said. *LTG

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