Investing in New Zealand

International investment has contributed significantly to the development of New Zealand’s economy.

New Zealand offers investors an attractive, open business environment. New Zealand welcomes investors. Our transparent regulations make investing a straightforward process while the broad-base, low-rate tax regime supports long-term investors.

Exports to New Zealand from Canada

For information on exporting goods to New Zealand from Canada please contact:

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
Tel: 1-888-306-9991
Fax: 613-996-9709



Imports from New Zealand to Canada

Historically the largest imports have been primarily lamb, beef and dairy products. However, New Zealand imports an increasingly wide range of products into Canada and the diversity of goods now ranges from designer clothing to highly specialised saw blades.

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is responsible for promoting and developing New Zealand's export trade with other countries.

If you are interested in importing products from New Zealand, please contact:

Work visas

Work visas are only given if you have a job offer from a company in New Zealand

To make an application for a Work Visa or Permit you will need to supply:

Student visas

If you are a citizen of Argentina or Uruguay it is not necessary to obtain a visa if you plan to study for less than 3 months.

To study in New Zealand for longer than 3 months, all nationalities must apply for a Student Visa.
To apply for a student visa for New Zealand you need to provide the following:

Embassy holidays

The Embassy will be closed on the following dates in 2015:

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2015-16

United Nations Handbook

The UN Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

Prime Minister's media release |

New Zealand wins Security Council seat

New Zealand has secured a place on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.