Recruiting coaches from overseas

17 May 2017

Each year Immigration New Zealand review their Essential Skills in Demand Lists to facilitate the entry of appropriately skilled people to fill skill shortages.

This helps to reduce costs and time delays for employers seeking skilled employees. 

High Performance Sport NZ and Sport NZ are nominating the occupation title ‘Other Sports Coach or Instructor’ to be included on the lists* and we will need information from sector organisations to support our submission. 

We plan to survey sector organisations in late June or early July to gather the information we need. It will include questions about your employees, their job descriptions, visa status, where you advertise jobs, employee retention, salary information, qualifications and experience required, training provided etc.  Please click here to register your interest in participating in the research. 

The web form has a place for you to upload any job descriptions you have which can assist us in our submission. We will keep any information you provide confidential. Please contact if you have some questions about this nomination.

*This occupation title doesn’t include Open Water Diving, Gymnastics, Horse Riding, Snowsports or Swimming coaches/instructors, as they have their own occupation titles.