by Staff writer
According to latest information on New Zealand’s immigration website, migrants hoping to start a new life in New Zealand can now add a new skill to their visa applications.
The New Zealand’s immigration agency has confirmed that sex work/escort is on the skilled employment list, which means that would-be immigrants can claim points as skilled sex workers and escorts to gain entry into the country.
Under the new plan, a sex worker or escort is defined as someone who provides clients with sexual services or social companionship and the skill is now listed in the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) list.
In order to meet the criteria of a highly qualified sex worker though, would-be migrants will be expected to have ANZSCO skill level 5.
The requirements issued by ANZSCO also include compulsory secondary education.
Applicants of ANZSCO level 5 cannot be classified as skilled unless their pay is more than US$25.87 per hour, which is roughly US$53,818 per year based on a 40-hour week work schedule.
In addition to sex work skills, applicants are also expected to have relevant recognized qualifications or have at least three years of work experience in the relevant industry.
Despite the fact that escort and sex work are now on the skilled employment list, there is no evidence skilled sex workers will be offered visas that easily, as the job role is currently not on the skill-shortage list.
New Zealand has long been known for offering the best working conditions for prostitutes than any other country on the planet.
Sex workers across the country are able to sign contracts, get paid weekly, work for bosses who keep their best interests at heart and have a relationship with police that American prostitutes can only dream of.
In New Zealand, prostitution is even covered under occupational health and safety laws.