Migration research and evaluation
This section contains the most recent editions of our set of ongoing migration monitoring reports.
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The Migration trends data explorer enables users of migration data to easily access the data they need to address the overarching research themes and enduring questions that relate to migration in New Zealand.
The Migrant Youth Information Project was a one-off research project which resulted in 2 publications in 2017.
Migrant Trends 2016-2017 is the 17th in an annual report series examining trends in temporary and permanent migration to and from New Zealand.
This report looks at the migration trends of migrants from the Pacific over the last 5 years using Immigration New Zealand data.
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 undertakes monthly surveys of visa applicants to help evaluate and improve its customer service.
Immigration New Zealand undertakes an annual survey of immigration advisers and lawyers to help evaluate and improve its customer service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The New Zealand Refugee Resettlement Strategy was developed and implemented in 2013 with the aim of improving outcomes for former refugees.
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.