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Old Oct 18th 2005, 4:46 pm
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My wife mentioned to me today that the guide we received back with our package inviting us to apply for residence states that if I don't have a job offer we must have an interview. I notice that a good chunk of people who are drawn from the pool are off shore without jobs. Do all these people get interviewed? I hope not as we are in Canada and would have to either fly to UK for interview or pay for NZIS to visit us here. Don't see that happening. It would be easier to sell up and move on a visitors visa and then get a job and start the PR process over. Anyway, if anyone has information on the actual process followed for interviews verses the stated process I would be glad to learn of it.
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I am a nurse and have currenty had 4 job interviews - all telephone interviews, so don't worry.
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My wife mentioned to me today that the guide we received back with our package inviting us to apply for residence states that if I don't have a job offer we must have an interview. I notice that a good chunk of people who are drawn from the pool are off shore without jobs. Do all these people get interviewed? I hope not as we are in Canada and would have to either fly to UK for interview or pay for NZIS to visit us here. Don't see that happening. It would be easier to sell up and move on a visitors visa and then get a job and start the PR process over. Anyway, if anyone has information on the actual process followed for interviews verses the stated process I would be glad to learn of it.
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I am a nurse and have currenty had 4 job interviews - all telephone interviews, so don't worry.
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Boopy, I was referring to interviews with the NZIS. I don't plan on arranging for a job before I have PR status. I want to get accepted, sell the house and plan an orderly move. Once I know I am accepted I can plan a travel date and then start the job search. I am hoping to not have to worry about an immigration interview as the documentation says that those without offers will be subject to interview.

Tell me Boopy, do you anticipate an offer of employment afterwhich you will sell the house and move? Will potential employers in the nursing business wait for you to come? I wonder if the same holds true, if that is the case, for Chartered Accountants like me?

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Hi CWEMMO2,
Everything has just taken off so quickly for us. I was advised to secure a job then apply for residence. I decided as I had enough points just to go ahead anyway and submit the form (end of Aug). 2 wks later I was offered to apply for PR. Yes in nursing you can secure a job and they will keep it for you, although you can apply for more jobs if you already have residency. As a nurse you have to register in NZ to practice ( I'm sure you will have to ), this seems to be taking longer than immigration. £100.00 for the Uni to send transcript of course. Just waiting for police checks, have had medicals. What an expense! 3 medicals with blood tests £655.00, 3 x rays £170.00. House went up on the market 3 weeks ago and now has a sold sign on it. It's all happening abit to quick. We are looking at shipping now, cos the buyers want to be in the house for xmas. I have had the offer of 2 jobs, I'm crossing my fingers that everything will just sort out together.
Why do you have to have an interview with NZIS, is it cos you don't have work yet. I submitted my EOI with no job offer. You do sound very orderly, I think our travel date will be the last thing we do. I must admit, the way I've done everything, it is stressful with that "everything up in the air" feeling.
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Boopy, I was referring to interviews with the NZIS. I don't plan on arranging for a job before I have PR status. I want to get accepted, sell the house and plan an orderly move. Once I know I am accepted I can plan a travel date and then start the job search. I am hoping to not have to worry about an immigration interview as the documentation says that those without offers will be subject to interview.

Tell me Boopy, do you anticipate an offer of employment afterwhich you will sell the house and move? Will potential employers in the nursing business wait for you to come? I wonder if the same holds true, if that is the case, for Chartered Accountants like me?

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Hi CWEMMO2,
Everything has just taken off so quickly for us. I was advised to secure a job then apply for residence. I decided as I had enough points just to go ahead anyway and submit the form (end of Aug). 2 wks later I was offered to apply for PR. Yes in nursing you can secure a job and they will keep it for you, although you can apply for more jobs if you already have residency. As a nurse you have to register in NZ to practice ( I'm sure you will have to ), this seems to be taking longer than immigration. £100.00 for the Uni to send transcript of course. Just waiting for police checks, have had medicals. What an expense! 3 medicals with blood tests £655.00, 3 x rays £170.00. House went up on the market 3 weeks ago and now has a sold sign on it. It's all happening abit to quick. We are looking at shipping now, cos the buyers want to be in the house for xmas. I have had the offer of 2 jobs, I'm crossing my fingers that everything will just sort out together.
Why do you have to have an interview with NZIS, is it cos you don't have work yet. I submitted my EOI with no job offer. You do sound very orderly, I think our travel date will be the last thing we do. I must admit, the way I've done everything, it is stressful with that "everything up in the air" feeling.
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We already have been invited to apply for PR. My wife Vicki noticed on the package that came some information that indicated that the NZIS interviews those without a job before they give you the visa. I was looking for information to determine if this is always the case.

We are getting our medical on Friday, and I am glad that it will be much less than what you are paying. Our xrays will only be 35 Canadian dollars. The blood tests should be simsimilarlyiced. We need three sets too as we have a 14 year old. The other three are 9, 6 and 4.

I am hoping to get the visa, make the travel arrangements, list the house, and hopefully locate a very well paying job before we arrive. We are going to head to CHCH first. If I wanted to commute to work I would work in Toronto so the Auckland area holds no allure. Why move to the other side of the world to sit in traffic when it can be done so easily here?

Anyway, I invite any observations anyone has to offer regarding the NZIS interview process, whether they actually do them or not. I suspect that they are geared to cases where intintegrationy be a problem. Since I speak English as my first language, will be travelling with wife and kids, have a degree and am a professional accountant that I have very good chance of integrating well. Plus I am a very fine fellow!
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Booby,
We already have been invited to apply for PR. My wife Vicki noticed on the package that came some information that indicated that the NZIS interviews those without a job before they give you the visa. I was looking for information to determine if this is always the case.

We are getting our medical on Friday, and I am glad that it will be much less than what you are paying. Our xrays will only be 35 Canadian dollars. The blood tests should be simsimilarlyiced. We need three sets too as we have a 14 year old. The other three are 9, 6 and 4.

I am hoping to get the visa, make the travel arrangements, list the house, and hopefully locate a very well paying job before we arrive. We are going to head to CHCH first. If I wanted to commute to work I would work in Toronto so the Auckland area holds no allure. Why move to the other side of the world to sit in traffic when it can be done so easily here?

Anyway, I invite any observations anyone has to offer regarding the NZIS interview process, whether they actually do them or not. I suspect that they are geared to cases where intintegrationy be a problem. Since I speak English as my first language, will be travelling with wife and kids, have a degree and am a professional accountant that I have very good chance of integrating well. Plus I am a very fine fellow!
Hi CW,

I know some people who had phone interviews with NZIS, because even if they were in the UK, they lived a bit far from NZ House in London. Maybe they will do the same for Canada

I think someone from this site posted the interview questions somewhere but I'm not too sure I do have the questions somewhere so if you want, I can PM you with the info or post here, if you are still interested.

Good luck with the application,

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Hi CWEMM02,

I'm not sure what they do in Canada, but in the UK I believe they interview all applicants that don't have a job offer. This is so they can decide whether to give you PR straight away, or, if they have doubts about whether you can integrate or support youself if things don't go to plan, a temporary work visa. I should imagine you're application will be dealt with by NZIS Canada? In which case they may have their own rules. I was interviewed by NZIS London by phone (I believe that is the norm). Here's roughly what I was asked :-

Why do you want to go to New Zealand?
Why New Zealand and not somewhere else?
Why now?
Do you have any friends or relatives in New Zealand?
How do you think they will be able to help you?
Where abouts are you thinking of settling?
Have you tried to find work and have you made any contacts?
What research have you done? We talked about jobs, living expenses (rent etc).
What do you think your prospects are for finding work in your specialisation? (mine is IT by the way)
Do you think you will encounter any barriers in settling and finding work?
What will you do if you can't find work?
Do you have any experience of major changes in your life like this? (we specifically talked about changing jobs and careers).
Have you ever worked or lived abroad before?
What will you do when you first get there? (we talked about registering with job agents, schools for the kids and finding somewhere to live).

That was about it it, it sounded like they were reading from a crib sheet so ask everybody the same question.
There is nothing to worry about! If you have done some research and know what you want to go and what you will do when you get there you will know the answers. The case officer who interviewed me was very friendly and was very encouraging.

Hope this helps? Good luck!!
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Yeah remember they want you to come so dont let it bother you.
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Hi CW,

I know some people who had phone interviews with NZIS, because even if they were in the UK, they lived a bit far from NZ House in London. Maybe they will do the same for Canada

I think someone from this site posted the interview questions somewhere but I'm not too sure I do have the questions somewhere so if you want, I can PM you with the info or post here, if you are still interested.

Good luck with the application,

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Thanks Jen, I will poke around the site later when I am home from work and see what I can find. I don't want to put you to any trouble.

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Thanks Jen, I will poke around the site later when I am home from work and see what I can find. I don't want to put you to any trouble.

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No worries Michael Mark actually posted the questions just above so it should give you an idea what to expect for the interview. I've never met a person applying from Canada so I don't know how the interview will be conducted but I'm sure it'll go ok !

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No worries Michael Mark actually posted the questions just above so it should give you an idea what to expect for the interview. I've never met a person applying from Canada so I don't know how the interview will be conducted but I'm sure it'll go ok !

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Thanks for posting the questions Mark. Canadian applications are handled at New Zealand house in London. Only rarely do the selection results show any percentage received from Canada. I expect that less than 10 applications from Canadians are received each two weeks. We already have a nice place to live I guess, it is just a bit to cold and snowy or to hot and humid. We do get a few months of nice weather in the late spring and then in the fall.

As a bonus to us the Crown office local to us has a recently relocated Kiwi who has lived in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. By the sounds of it he was pleased to arrive here as he had done very nicely on his house there.

Thanks again.
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