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    The job of a graphic designer is not on the skill shortage lists - however, with an excellent job offer would it be possible to pursue a visa via the Skilled Migrant route?

    The vital end point is to achieved permanent residence and ultimately citizenship - would SM be the best option for a skilled Senior Graphic Designer - or would you suggest a different route?

    Anyone any experience or advice welcome - thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by themilkybarkid View Post
    The job of a graphic designer is not on the skill shortage lists - however, with an excellent job offer would it be possible to pursue a visa via the Skilled Migrant route?

    The vital end point is to achieved permanent residence and ultimately citizenship - would SM be the best option for a skilled Senior Graphic Designer - or would you suggest a different route?

    Anyone any experience or advice welcome - thanks!


    MBK

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    I used this forum to get here 7yrs ago, it was a brilliant source of advice and support - we are now citizens and very happy and settled too
    Have you thought of upskilling ? Our designer just upskilled from a Designer to a 1st year Web developer, got a job a nice job offer then left us. i originally started out as a designer 11 years ago then upskilled to a developer two years later.

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    Thanks that's helpful to know

    but in the here and now I need to know whether

    " it be possible to pursue a visa via the Skilled Migrant route if you skill isn't listed as a skill shortage,
    but you are highly skilled and have been head hunted for a job in NZ"


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    Quote Originally Posted by themilkybarkid View Post
    The job of a graphic designer is not on the skill shortage lists - however, with an excellent job offer would it be possible to pursue a visa via the Skilled Migrant route?

    The vital end point is to achieved permanent residence and ultimately citizenship - would SM be the best option for a skilled Senior Graphic Designer - or would you suggest a different route?

    Anyone any experience or advice welcome - thanks!


    MBK

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    I used this forum to get here 7yrs ago, it was a brilliant source of advice and support - we are now citizens and very happy and settled too
    I assume this is for someone else?

    Forget LTSSL

    Graphic designers are on the List of Skilled Occupations.
    Occupations:
    232411 Graphic Designer
    232412 Illustrator
    232413 Multimedia Designer
    232414 Web Designer

    232411 GRAPHIC DESIGNER

    Alternative Title:
    Graphic Artist

    Plans, designs, develops and prepares information for publication and reproduction using text, symbols, pictures, colours and layout to achieve commercial and communication needs with particular emphasis on tailoring the message for the intended audience.
    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisations:

    Exhibition Designer
    Film and Video Graphics Designer
    Publication Designer


    Tasks Include:
    determining the objectives and constraints of the design brief by consulting with clients and stakeholders
    undertaking research and analysing functional communication requirements
    formulating design concepts for the subject to be communicated
    preparing sketches, diagrams, illustrations and layouts to communicate design concepts
    negotiating design solutions with clients, management, sales and production staff
    selecting, specifying or recommending functional and aesthetic materials and media for publication, delivery or display
    detailing and documenting the selected design for production
    supervising or carrying out production in the chosen media
    may archive information for future client use

    With a job offer outside Auckland, that's 80 points with 20 more if the hourly rate is above $48.58 / (160 points required for EOI selection.)
    Age , qualification and/or work experience points should easily make up the difference?
    Last edited by ChrisMwn; 8th February 2018 at 06:44 PM.

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    many thanks Chris

    that was my reading too!

    yes it's not for me - trying help someone else negotiate the move

    So it seems to me if I understand correctly if you have a skill (even though it's not of the SSLs) you can go via SMC so long as you can achieve (pref. comfortably) above 160+

    Anyone advise against this?

    thanks

    MBK

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    ChrisMwn is an LIA and knows what he's telling you.

    Hi, themilkybarkid - glad to know things are still working out for you all.

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    good to know thx J&M

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    Quote Originally Posted by themilkybarkid View Post
    many thanks Chris

    that was my reading too!

    yes it's not for me - trying help someone else negotiate the move

    So it seems to me if I understand correctly if you have a skill (even though it's not of the SSLs) you can go via SMC so long as you can achieve (pref. comfortably) above 160+

    Anyone advise against this?

    thanks

    MBK
    No need for comfort. 160 is all that is required.
    Typically an under 30 year old, with a skilled job offer, qualified and experience would have no issues in amassing the required points.

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