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International Migration Outlook 2010-2011

This report has been prepared for the OECD’s publication ‘International Migration Outlook’. The New Zealand report utilises data from existing sources and provides a useful overview of key findings and policy developments for the 2010/11 financial year.

The report covers immigration policy developments, migration movements, flows of refugees and asylum seekers, the growth and characteristics of the overseas-born population, the employment status of the overseas-born population, and fiscal impacts of immigration.

International Migration Outlook: New Zealand 2008/09

This report has been prepared for the OECD’s publication ‘International Migration Outlook’. The New Zealand report utilises data from existing sources and provides a useful overview of key findings and policy developments for the 2008/09 financial year.

The report describes migration movements and refugee flows, characteristics and labour market participation of the migrant population, principal developments in immigration policy, research on attitudes towards immigration, and the impact of the economic crisis on return migration.

International Migration Outlook – New Zealand 2007/08

This report provides information for the OECD’s 2009 publication ‘International Migration Outlook’. This annual publication is an output of the OECD’s Continuous Reporting System on Migration (known by its French acronym SOPEMI), now in its thirty-first year.

The New Zealand report utilises data from existing sources and provides a useful overview of key findings and policy developments for the 2007/08 financial year. It outlines migration movements including refugee flows and estimated overstayer numbers, characteristics of the migrant population including participation in the labour market, changes to immigration policy; and settlement and support measures available to migrants.

From Work to Residence

In April 2002, the Department of Labour (DoL) introduced three new temporary work permit policies; designed to provide a direct pathway from skilled temporary worker to permanent resident. The purpose of this research was to describe the trends in the applications since the policies came into effect, the characteristics of accredited employers and the migrants they employ, and the strengths and limitations as experienced by key stakeholders.

Metropolis Plus: Perspectives from New Zealand – 5 October 2007

International students: Studying and staying on in New Zealand

This research is an exploratory study to examine the pathways international students take through the New Zealand education system and their subsequent transition to work or permanent residence in New Zealand.

Indicators of Skill Shortage

New Zealand is experiencing a period of skill shortages. Effort is spent trying to alleviate skill shortages through a variety of mechanisms including immigration. This discussion paper looks at some of the issues, difficulties and considerations when measuring skill shortages for immigration purposes.

International Migration, 1995-1998: A Report on Current Research and a Bibliography (April 1998) [pdf 288 pages, 747KB]

Literature review that includes comment on labour market outcomes, English language issues, business, investment, international linkages, and the use of census data.

Migrants in New Zealand: An Analysis of 2001 Census Data (March 2003) [pdf 107 pages, 415KB]

A profile of migrant’s demographic characteristics including their settlement patterns and participation in the labour market.

Migrants in New Zealand: An Analysis of 2001 Census Data – Appendices [pdf 199 pages, 755KB]

Contains detailed data on migrants' settling patterns in New Zealand by location, labour force status, employment status, occupation and income.

Migrants in New Zealand: An Analysis of 1996 Census Data (December 2000) [pdf 83 pages, 278KB]

Astronaut Families and Cosmonaut Couples (May 2000) [pdf 38 pages, 156KB]

A study of frequency and character of astronaut and cosmonaut migration to New Zealand. (Astronaut = a migrant who spends significant periods in country of origin leaving family in New Zealand; cosmonaut = childless migrant who behaves similarly.)