New Zealand is most sought-after destination for foreigners

March 12, 2015
More foreigners are heading to New Zealand

Migrants are eyeing at New Zealand, which is benefited for its net immigration gain from 2002, a new report unveiled. 

A report from Business, Innovation & Employment's Migration Trends and Outlook revealed that the rate of net migration has recoiled from a net loss of 3200 in the year 2011 or 2012 to a gain of 38,300 in 2013 or 2014. 

The report also said that the approval rate of highly skilled migrant residents is increased by 12 percent after noticing a decrease in the last four years. Highly skilled professionals count has increased by seven percent and the approval rate for resident visa applications is increased by 13 percent to 44,008. 

Foreign students arrival rate is increased by 15 percent previous year after noticing a decrease in last two years. Over half of students were pursuing their education in the country for the first time and 76 percent increase is noticed from Indian students.

Indian students were increased by 63 percent and China is the main source for overseas students. 

Experts opined that immigration is a significant contributor to address labor shortages and population growth. The temporary workers number has gone up in three working clauses, with a 12 percent surge in the working holiday scheme, 18 percent in key skills and five percent in family policy. The approval rate for the category of skilled migrant has increased for more than 40 percent. 

China representing 17 percent is the major source for non-temporary migrants, but the large group of people has come from India. The UK stood third in terms of migrants. Net immigration gain was because of low net loss of its citizens coupled with a huge net gain of non-citizens. 

Reportedly, New Zealand stood as the favorite place for skilled immigrants. It is also very interesting to notice an increase in the number of foreign students authorized to study in New Zealand.

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