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Immigration New Zealand has established the Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List (CISSL) to support the government's construction and infrastructure commitments.

Skill shortage lists simplify the process of granting temporary work visas to people who have construction and infrastructure skills to fill an identified shortage. The CISSL helps migrants with construction and infrastructure skills into work.

The CISSL contains occupations in critical shortage in the construction industry across all regions throughout New Zealand to meet their identified labour shortages.

Employers and applicants who are interested in occupations on the CISSL can check the Skill Shortages list on the New Zealand immigration website(external link).