Summary of Terms

Identified future growth area

Industries in identified future growth areas offer New Zealand considerable opportunity to increase its prosperity.  Currently we recognise three broad areas: biotechnology, information communications technology, and creative industries. 


You can qualify for points if you can prove your employment in New Zealand is in one of these areas.

Related Links

For detailed immigration instructions from our Operational Manual on:


Employment in an identified future growth area, see SM8.10.


Work experience in an identified future growth area, see SM13.10 and SM13.10.1.


Qualifications in an identified future growth area, see SM16.10, SM16.10.1 and SM16.10.5.