Welcome to the latest in our Migrant Tales series, first hand accounts of migrant life in New Zealand.
Today’s tale was written by an electronic engineer who believed the ‘extreme skill shortage’ hype put out by immigration organisations. Like many migrants before him he found out there is no real skills shortage in New Zealand and that overseas workers find it hard to get work commensurate with their skills and experience:
Here’s his story:
“Extreme Skill Shortage for the next ten years”. Yes these are the words shown to the skilled people of the world by New Zealand immigration.
I am one of them .
I am an electronic engineer, and I left my job when I saw these deceptive words by NZ immigration.
When I came here,I found most of the so called “extreme skill shortage” category immigrants are either driving taxis or working as security guards. Most of them earn minimum wages of about 500 NZ dollars per week.
Out of these 500 ,they give about 400 to their landlords as rent and they try hard to live in the rest of the money.
In reality, the skilled immigrants are just working to earn for the landlords of New Zealand. Whatever they save in the end,goes as income tax. Such an evil trap created by the NZ immigration.
Be aware,don’t be fooled.There are no jobs here.”
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