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Immigration Research

IMSED Research logo - International Migration, Settlement & Employment Dynamics. A service of the Department of Labour.








The International Migration, Settlement, and Employment Dynamics (IMSED) Research Team is responsible for the Department of Labour’s research on, and evaluation of, immigration and settlement issues facing New Zealand in a globally competitive environment.  IMSED – At a Glance PDF [304KB]


The IMSED research strategy has been developed to provide a solid strategic evidence base for international migration, settlement, and employment dynamics. It provides the information base essential to: attract the migrants New Zealand wants, and to support their successful settlement in New Zealand.  IMSED Strategy – At a Glance PDF [400KB]


An overview of our work programme and published reports can be found through the links below.



What’s new?

Employers' Survey Report - From Retention to Recruitment [DoL website]

This report covers the recruitment and employment of migrants and looks at retention and settlement issues facing employers.


Employers of Migrants 2009 - Customer Satisfaction with INZ Relationship Managers [DoL website]

This summary of key findings contains the highlights from the Employers of Migrants Survey 2009. Areas investigated include how employers rate the services of Immigration New Zealand’s relationship managers, and employers’ familiarity and rating of Immigration New Zealand’s work policies.


Monthly Migration Trends - February 2010 [DoL website]

The Monthly Migration Trends report is a brief summary of data about the New Zealand Residence Programme, permanent skilled migration, and temporary entry. The February 2010 report is a brief summary of migration trends for the 2009/10 financial year to date. IMSED Research will continue to produce the annual Migration Trends and Outlook report, which contains a wider range of analyses and more depth. Also available are our Monthly Migration Trends.


Final Evaluation Report of the Recognised Seasonal Employer Policy (2007-2009) [DoL website]

This final report presents a synthesis of findings from evaluation of two seasons of RSE policy implementation (1 April 2007 – 31 March 2009). The evaluation examines how the policy was implemented, identifies short-term outcomes, and assesses how risks were managed.

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