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Canadian Social Worker Migrating to NZ

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    Profile photo of nz_boundnz_bound
    Member since: June 26, 2018
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    Hi everyone!

    I hope this post finds you well. I am a Canadian social worker (MSW) hoping to move to and practice in New Zealand in the next year. I will be moving on my own, and working on a working holiday visa for a couple years before applying for residency. I was wondering if there is anyone on the forum who has experience in the following areas and wouldn’t mind chatting with me about it:

    1. Social work practice and job opportunities in New Zealand (i.e., accreditation process in NZ; job prospects; types of professional development that would make me an attractive candidate; etc.)

    2. Migrating from Toronto, Canada to New Zealand (i.e., how to find longterm accommodations while abroad; tips to make migrating easier; etc.)

    3. Social life in New Zealand for someone in their late-20s (i.e., activities? making friends? etc.)

    Any thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks everyone.


    Profile photo of steph154370steph154370
    Member since: August 12, 2018
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    Do you realise that this  caters to and was created for people over the age of fifty years?

    New Zealand has an aging population and a government which has expressed the attention of  considerably upgrading the health system. So if your qualifications are good, then why not go to New Zealand House about it?

    They could probably help you with  your search for long-term accommodation and tips for making migrating easier too.

    Social life in New Zealand for someone in their late twenties? You are unlikely to find anyone on this site who could help you with that one.However, there are plenty of clubs and organisations of various kinds available as well as charities crying out for volunteers. All these are a great way to meet like-minded people.


    Profile photo of halcyonhalcyon
    Member since: May 4, 2014
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    If you go to swrb.govt.nz there is a lot of information about how to become registered here in NZ.

    Also you may find https://www.orangatamariki.govt.nz helpful as it will give some understanding of the role of a Statutory Social Worker.

    Good luck with it

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    Profile photo of john157602john157602
    Member since: November 9, 2018
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    We are all interesting people)
    I recently read an article on how to move to Canada (http://www.exclusivesuithire.co.nz/2017/02/12/move-canada-become-canadian-citizen/)
    Canadians move to New Zealand, and New Zealanders to Canada)
    How are things in Canada?) Is it possible to make good money working as a programmer or a journalist?

    Profile photo of joybeljoybel
    Member since: November 2, 2006
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    Good luck to this Social Worker planning to immigrate to N.Z. She is definitely in the right category as far as need goes in our social living sector. N.Z. has the highest family violence record, I heard this morning. The N.Z. male seems to have lost the plot where violence against partners and women is concerned. It has always existed, but today it is an epidemic. Are boys and men really groomed to become family oriented or is the present day child raising with separatism in the family breeding selfish adults in both sexes. The taxpayer is funding the safety of the wives and partners to the cost of millions. Have the chickens come home to roost?

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