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Company Profile

Immigration Placement Services Ltd was founded in 2002 in response to the skills shortage in New Zealand. It was our aim to meet the needs of employers and migrants with win-win outcomes. We are a New Zealand registered company with an office in the Philippines and have agents in several countries around the world to assist migrants in finding work in New Zealand.

IPS specialises in securing employment for migrants. Over recent years we have placed over a thousand migrants into jobs with New Zealand employers.  Immigration New Zealand continues to make changes to immigration policies, and from the beginning of 2006 required most migrants to obtain a job offer to gain sufficient points for residency application. Since these changes were introduced, the demand for our services has become intense. Every day we receive many enquiries from skilled would-be migrants all over the world.

To date we have assisted many NZ employers and successfully placed hundreds of migrants from Korea, China, Japan, Russia, Germany, the UK, India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Austria, South Africa, Philippines and other countries.


We currently have authorized agents in:

  • Germany
  • South Africa
  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • Nepal
  • Singapore
  • China
  • Malaysia
  • UK
  • Mauritius
  • Philippines
  • South Africa

We conduct series of tailored migrant seminars in conjunction with our agents.


Over recent years Immigration NZ has introduced new regulations requiring only Licensed Immigration Agents (LIA) to provide immigration advice. IPS works with several Licensed Immigration Advisors to handle visa applications once applicants have a job offer.  Migrants may also lodge their own visa applications, and obtain information from the Immigration NZ website. IPS are job placement consultants for migrants, and refer to our LIAs for “immigration advice”.


Key People

Bruce Porteous
Bruce is Managing Director of IPS. He established the company after being involved in marketing in various business sectors for many years. This has given him a thorough understanding of business and employment issues. He has had extensive experience in international marketing and been involved in a number of start-up companies.


Andrew Porteous
Andrew owns and manages the German Language School A & M Training, and runs seminars in Germany with a born New Zealander, Andrew has been living in Germany for several years where he worked as a language consultant for Business English. He represents IPS in Germany where he conducts seminars for future migrants and provides language training.


Licensed Immigration Advisor


Lynn Whitehead
Lynn Whitehead is a New Zealand licensed immigration adviser who has worked in the immigration field for 11 years. During that time, she has assisted hundreds of migrants from all over the world to study, work and settle in New Zealand.
Born and brought up inNew Zealand, she graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Language and Literature. She spent 15 years travelling and working overseas; living for a period of time in Asia and Europe.

During this time she gained experience in a variety of industries and roles including travel, finance, education, Japanese translation and interpreting, as well as stints in not for profit organisations in theUnited Kingdom.
Returning toNew Zealandin 2000, her first hand experience of migration and a passion for foreign cultures drew her to immigration work.  Her subsequent experience covers a wide range of immigration issues, including Long Term Business Visa applications and special directions to the Minister.

In addition, Lynn has acquired considerable experience in migrant recruitment during her time employed at the Auckland Chamber of Commerce. She has developed a keen awareness of the particular issues and challenges facing new migrants seeking their first job in New Zealand.

Lynn offers sound professional advice and guidance, backed up by relevant research of immigration policies in order to find the best solutions for her clients. At the same time, she offers a friendly and genuine connection with a local which she believes eases the transition from old to new, and assists the new migrant to settle as quickly and easily as possible into daily Kiwi life.

Lynn is the licensed adviser for Immigration Placement Services, one of New Zealand’s most established job placement companies, specialising in assisting migrants into relevant, skilled employment in New Zealand.

License Number:
Lynn Whitehead
IAA Licence 200902257
Visas NZ

Mission Statement

Immigration Placement Services assists migrants by acquiring job offers to assist them to qualify for work permits and providing a pathway to qualify them to apply for New Zealand residency. We also help students to study and work in New Zealand to acquire recognized qualifications, and enter NZ work force.