South African’s find safety in New Zealand

The number of South African’s now living in New Zealand has skyrocketed in the last 8 years, having doubled to over 28,656. Since the Long Term Business Visa’s were stopped around 4 years ago, more recent South African migrants are helping close the skills shortage gap in key industries such as health and education. Partners of the visa holder are also able to work in New Zealand and can even purchase their own business.

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South Africans have tended to settle in a wide variety of locations across New Zealand, perhaps searching for seaside locations that remind them of home. Outside of Auckland, popular regions to live for South Africans are Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay, Taranaki, Manawatu, Wanganui and Otago which may have something to do with living where they can find work.

Earning Potential in New Zealand

It can be difficult to take large sums of money out of South Africa, so earning as soon as arriving in New Zealand is important. Median earnings for men is very good $50,500 and for women $27,300. This may be because of the high level of qualifications they bring with them to New Zealand with 96.5% of migrants having a formal qualification. The main issue is finding a job in their area of qualification.

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Cleantastic Business Operators

Many of our business owners are earning up 40,000, 50,000 or sometimes up to $60,000 from local opportunities by starting their cleaning business in Auckland, or taking advantage of new opportunities outside of Auckland in Waikato, Christchurch, Wellington and Hawke’s Bay. This is ideal for South African immigrants who cannot find a role in their area of expertise. 

We help South African migrants learn to run their own business with confidence, while offering guaranteed work supply and tried and true business processes.

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We help South African migrants learn to run their own business with confidence, while offering guaranteed work supply and tried and true business processes.