Immigration New Zealand's publication of the Canterbury Skill Shortage List (CSSL) provides prospective immigrants with alternative employment opportunities in the near future.
The country's main "in-demand" list, the Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) outlines occupations eligible for temporary and permanent work visas. There is also the Immediate Skill Shortage List (ISSL) which provides guidelines for some temporary work visas which don't lead to residency.
INZ will use the CSSL for temporary work visas under either the Essential Skills instructions or Work to Residence (LTSSL) instructions. The CSSL contains occupations required during the Canterbury rebuild, following recent earthquakes in the region.