There has been a drop in the number of New Zealanders, travelling to United Kingdom under skilled migrant visas.
The employers of United Kingdom have said that the decision to remove the category of highly skilled workers in 2011 has been considered as the main reason for the lack of the New Zealand’s skilled workers.
According to the survey conducted by New Zealand’s branch in United Kingdom it was found that the firms of Britain have been delaying in providing financial aid to Kiwis to stay, due to the complex and costly procedure involved in visa process.
Tim Kerr, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants said that this would be an act of discouragement for most of the people who would be willing to visit UK. They would now focus their attention on other Asian countries.
Russ Shaw, the earlier chief of Skype, said that the sector of Information Technology is also striving hard to find sufficient skilled workers inside United Kingdom and the European Union.
James Brokenshire, Immigration Minister, said that previous year there had been an increase of 18 % in the number of skilled migrant visas. There had also been an increase in the number of kiwis who have been financially sponsored by the companies of United Kingdom.
It is a fact that over the past 5 years, the number of people, who have received the sponsorship, have increased by 45 people. Critics argue there can be no compensation for ending highly skilled visas in the year 2011, and that around 600 Kiwis used to come to the UK.