Immigration officer roles moving to New Zealand
Chances of getting work as an immigration officer are good, as Immigration New Zealand recruits new immigration officers on a regular basis, typically each location will have an intake of 10-15 immigration officers every 3-4 months.
According to the Census, 606 immigration officers worked in New Zealand in 2018.
Previous experience in administration or customer service useful
You can gain relevant experience and increase your chances of securing an immigration officer job if you have worked in an Immigration New Zealand customer service or administrative support role. A general background in customer service is also useful.
One employer of immigration officers
Immigration New Zealand (part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) is the only employer of immigration officers in New Zealand.