Land of Opportunity
British citizens looking to work Down Under rushed to the Opportunities New Zealand expo held in Manchester last month. High on most people’s reasons for moving was the laidback Kiwi lifestyle – as well as low unemployment, a warmer climate and the relative ease of buying property. “There are plenty of opportunities for migrants who have the qualifications that employers are looking for,” said Department of Labour regional manager Andrew Lockhart in the Guardian. “If you add in what New Zealand has to offer in terms of lifestyle, there are compelling reasons for UK nationals with the right skills to explore their career options.” In-demand immigrants include IT workers, health professionals, civil servants, accountants and trades people.