Macau IT work opportunities

Macau ranks by World Tourism Organization among the top tourism destinations in the world. Macau’s economy is based largely on tourism. The gaming, tourism and hospitality industry is estimated to contribute more than 50% of Macau’s GDP, and 70% of Macau government revenue. The government has made judicious use of revenues from its status as a gambling mecca; its casinos take in more than those on the Las Vegas Strip by nearly five-to-one. The sustainability of tourism development has become a leading issue of Macau in the next many years. While the industry has grown dramatically, there will be ten more hotels and casinos to be built up in Macau with skill labor shortage of 16,000. There are thousands of computers operating in Each Hotel (Casino). Therefore, it requires hundreds of IT professionals to assist the system setup and maintenances of the IT System in Macau.

The shortage of qualified information technology staff was a particular problem for many companies in Macau. The latest Macau IT Skill Set Demand Survey found that about 40 percent of corporations and public institutions had difficulty in recruiting qualified IT workers in 2012. IT workers are demanded by both small and medium enterprises and big companies in Macau. Macau needs more people to fill the 40,000 jobs that will be created in the Cotai Strip, a major land reclamation project in Macau.

    Advantages of opportunity working in Macau

  • International working experiences
  • Low income tax in Macau (5%–8%)
  • Average annual income in IT & Telecommunication sector in Macau is MOP 496,285 (USD 62,113) (According to 2012/2013 salary survey)
  • Potential for Macau resident (at least working for four year as an IT professional in Macau)
  • Potential skill migrant in New Zealand (3 years IT professional working experiences in Macau +Bachelor degree assessed by NZQA )
  • Potential working opportunities in New Zealand after Macau working experiences

NZ local work opportunities

New Zealand’s employment market has been gathering steam steadily since the global financial crisis – a trend that’s set to continue. There are many job openings for specialists in industries such as medicine, engineering and IT.

Skills in demand
Some skills are in chronically short supply, and Immigration New Zealand has lists of skill shortages.

If you are offered a job in New Zealand which appears on a skill shortage list and you have the qualifications and experience to match, getting a work and residence visa will be easier. This is because the Government has identified that employers need to recruit people from overseas to help meet demand for your skills.

Currently, the lists cover skills in these areas:

Long Term shortages Immediate shortages Canterbury shortages
Agriculture and forestry





Health and social services

ICT and electronics

Oil and gas

Recreation, hospitality & tourism



Special Skill