There are several reasons why New Zealand is an attractive destination for skilled foreign workers and their families.
First, there are many jobs available for qualified foreign workers who possess the education, job skills, English language abilities and other characteristics needed for high-demand occupations in New Zealand.
Second, New Zealand is one of the world’s most beautiful countries, famous for its sunny beaches, snow-capped peaks, lush forests and many opportunities to enjoy the Great Outdoors.
Third, New Zealand is a peaceful place to live, ranked as the #2 most peaceful country on the planet in the 2019 Global Peace Index.
Fourth, New Zealand is a very healthy place to live, ranked #2 in the world for "health status" in the 2019 OECD Better Life Index.
Fifth, people who live in New Zealand enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the world. The 2020 Best Countries report, based on a survey of 20,000 people around the globe, conducted by The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, BAV Group and US News & World Report, found that New Zealand is considered to be the 8th best country for quality of life and the 11th best country overall. In 2019, Auckland was ranked #3 in the world for quality of life (tied with Munich and Vancouver) out of 450 cities evaluated by the Mercer international human resources firm, while Wellington was considered the 15th best city to live in the world. The Economist rated 140 cities around the globe and declared Auckland to be the #1 most livable city in the world in 2021, while Wellington came in 4th place. Furthermore, the 2019 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey found that New Zealand is considered to be the #2 best country for work-life balance, #2 for political stability, #3 for quality of life, #3 for economic stability, and the #5 best country overall for expats to live and work abroad. Additionally, the 2019 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report declared New Zealand to be the 5th richest country in the world, while New Zealand came in 7th place out of 149 countries in the 2019 Legatum Prosperity Index. People who live in New Zealand also enjoy a laidback/relaxed lifestyle that does a good job of balancing work with leisure.
Sixth, New Zealand is a very welcoming country that extends hospitality to newcomers and helps them feel right at home. For example, Conde Nast Traveler magazine listed Queenstown as the #1 friendliest city in the world in 2019 and rated Auckland 8th for friendliness that year.
Finally, the 2019 United Nations “World Happiness Report” considered New Zealand as the 8th happiest country on Earth out of the 156 countries that it evaluated around the globe. Similarly, the 2019 OECD Better Life Index ranked New Zealand #8 for life satisfaction. Thus, it is not surprising that the Reputation Institute declared New Zealand to have the 5th best reputation of any country in the world in 2019.
These are just some of the many reasons why people want to immigrate to New Zealand.