Skills-based immigration – waiters

Somewhat annoyed with myself for losing my workings last night, I decided to start at the other end of the alphabet this morning.  Not many y or z occupations, but a fair number of Ws.

work visas wxyz

And again questions arise about the skills-based, productivity-enhancing, nature of those winery cellar hand and waiter approvals.  I had a slightly closer look at the waiter ones, using MBIE’s “application type”.  Somewhat to my surprise –  perennial optimist that I am –  this is what that breakdown looked like for the last five years.

work visas waiters

Café society and all that, but, really, an essential skill?

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