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

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Submissions due: 31 October 2021, 5pm

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Ministry of Ethnic Communities and Ministry of Social Development are asking for your feedback to help develop an employment action plan for Former Refugees, Recent Migrants and Ethnic Communities.

About the consultation

The Former Refugees, Recent Migrants and Ethnic Communities Employment Action Plan is 1 of 7 population specific action plans that sits under the All-of-Government Employment Strategy. The Strategy is intended to support Aotearoa New Zealand’s move towards a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive economy.

Your input will help to make sure we understand the challenges, priorities and options to get better employment outcomes for Former Refugees, Recent Migrants and Ethnic Communities.

You can access the consultation documents on the Ministry of Ethnic Communities webpage.

Consultation on the Draft Former Refugees, Recent Migrants, and Ethnic Communities Employment Action Plan [PDF, 577 KB](external link) – Ministry of Ethnic Communities

Employment Action Plan - have your say(external link)  Ministry of Ethnic Communities

Why we are interested in Former Refugees, Recent Migrants and Ethnic Communities

Former Refugees, Recent Migrants and Ethnic Communities are an important part of Aotearoa New Zealand’s social fabric and economy. However, 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. 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.

Why we are consulting

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.

Next steps

We will formally seek feedback at 2 stages as we develop the Action Plan.

We are currently seeking online submissions on the Action Plan from anyone who wants to provide comments.

The final Action Plan is expected to be considered by Cabinet by the end of 2021.

The final 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. The Action Plan will also available as a public resource and evidence base.

How to make a submission

Submissions close at 5pm on 31 of October 2021

If you have any questions please contact info@ethniccommunities.govt.nz

You can access the consultation documents on the Ministry of Ethnic Communities webpage.

Consultation on the Draft Former Refugees, Recent Migrants, and Ethnic Communities Employment Action Plan [PDF, 577 KB] – Ministry of Ethnic Communities

Employment Action Plan - have your say  Ministry of Ethnic Communities