Consultation now open; Former Refugees, Recent Migrants and Ethnic Communities Employment Action plan

Published: 29 September 2021

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, alongside the Ministry of Ethnic Communities are consulting on the Former Refugees, Recent Migrants and Ethnic Communities Employment Action plan.

This plan is 1 of 7 population specific action plans that sits under the All-of-Government Employment Strategy.

Read more about the Employment Strategy

The Strategy is intended to support Aotearoa New Zealand’s move towards a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive economy.

We understand that former Refugees, Recent Migrants and Ethnic Communities are an important part of Aotearoa New Zealand’s social fabric and economy. We also know that these groups face unique barriers in accessing meaningful work and opportunities. By providing better support for Former Refugees, Recent Migrants and Ethnic Communities to gain higher skills and work experience, government can assist these groups of people to move into more sustainable and rewarding work.

The government also has a role in preventing and reducing the chances of these groups of people experiencing negative employment outcomes.

The final Former Refugees, Recent Migrants and Ethnic Communities Employment Action Plan will be a resource with information, analysis and policy options to help government respond more effectively to the experiences of these groups in the labour market.

We want to hear your views on the Action Plan and your ideas on what better employment outcomes could look like for your community in the future. Your views and feedback will help us with the proposals in the final Action Plan, which will be considered by the Government.

We want to ensure that everyone who has an interest in this action plan are provided with the opportunity to comment on its content.

Read more about the Consultation on the Former Refugees, Recent Migrants and Ethnic Communities Employment Action Plan

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