Migration research and evaluation

This section contains the most recent editions of our set of ongoing migration monitoring reports.

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Migration data explorer (MDE)

The Migration Data Explorer enables users to easily access data on the number of visa applications and the number of migrants in New Zealand.

Migrant Employment Data

The Migrant Employment Data (MED) combines Immigration New Zealand’s visa data with Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax data to provide measures of how many people are engaged in the labour market each month, by industry, visa type, geographic area, and demographic characteristics.

Migrant Youth Information Project

The Migrant Youth Information Project was a one-off research project which resulted in 2 publications in 2017.

Migration Trends report

Migrant Trends 2016-2017 is the 17th in an annual report series examining trends in temporary and permanent migration to and from New Zealand.

Pacific Migrants Trends report

This report looks at the migration trends of migrants from the Pacific over the last 5 years using Immigration New Zealand data.

Regional Migration Trends report

The Regional Migration and Labour Force Trend reports provide an annual overview of migrant population and the impact migrants have on each region’s labour market.

Immigration New Zealand advisers' survey

Immigration New Zealand undertakes an annual survey of immigration advisers and lawyers to help evaluate and improve its customer service.

Migrants' settlement experiences and community attitudes

We survey recent migrants about their experiences of life in New Zealand and report on their settlement outcomes. We also survey New Zealanders about their perceptions of migrants and immigration to better understand community attitudes.

Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Category Evaluation

In June 2016, Cabinet approved the piloting of the Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Category (CORS) as an alternative form of admission for up to 25 refugees in 2017/18.

Welcoming Communities Pilot Programme Evaluation

Findings from the evaluation of the Welcoming Communities pilot programme. The interim and final evaluation reports cover the development, implementation, early outcomes and lessons learned during the 2-year pilot programme.

Samoan Quota and Pacific Access Category settlement information pilot evaluation

Findings from the evaluation of the 2018 pilot of strengthened settlement information for the Pacific Access Category (PAC) and Samoan Quota (SQ) ballot winners. The purpose of the evaluation is to understand whether the pilot was successful in helping PAC and SQ migrants prepare for a new life in New Zealand. This will provide a view on how the resources and processes could be improved in the future to better help Pacific migrants plan for life in New Zealand.

Three Years On: English and employment outcomes of former refugees

The New Zealand Refugee Resettlement Strategy was developed and implemented in 2013 with the aim of improving outcomes for former refugees.

Global impact visa evaluation reports

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment began a 4 year pilot of the Global Impact Visa (GIV) in mid-2017. An evaluation of the pilot was commenced in late-2017. The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the implementation, outputs and early outcomes of the Global Impact Visa pilot.