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.

Philippines office

To assist Filipinos migrating to New Zealand our sister company (BNAC) maintains an office in Manila.  Further information on the services provided by BNAC visit their website


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 the German Language School A & M Training, and runs seminars in Germany. Andrew has been living in Germany for the last 16 years as an language consultant for German companies in Business English. He represents IPS in Germany to assist German migrants find work in New Zealand.



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.