National organisations that help migrants

A list of national organisations that can help migrants in New Zealand.

Information on migrating to New Zealand

emigratenz (ENZ)
A commercial website with information about living and working in New Zealand.

New Zealand Now
Provides official government information on coming to NZ to live, work or study, and information and advice on settling in NZ.

A website providing information for migrants and support through forums, chat rooms, expert immigration commentary, and news and updates.

Move to New Zealand
A commercial website with information about living and working in New Zealand. 

New Zealand Government - about New Zealand
Information about living, working and studying in NZ.
Information on visiting and travelling in New Zealand.

Help with work placements and workers' rights

Chinese New Settlers Services Trust
Provides advice and job matching services for job seekers.

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) integrates the functions of four former agencies – the Department of Building and Housing, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Department of Labour and the Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Employment Relations Service
Fact sheets on the Department of Labour website to help you understand employment agreements, holidays, pay, leave, etc.

New Kiwis
A free service for employers and job seekers operated by the Auckland Chamber of Commerce. New Zealand residents and people on work permits can register, develop a personal job search strategy, search for jobs and put their CV online for employers to see.

Working in New Zealand
Information about living and working in New Zealand.

Starting a business in New Zealand

Free business information and links to the wider business community.

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - Business Essentials
Information about what you'll need to do if you employ staff, including information on employment agreements and managing workers.

Information, resources and tools for small- and home-business owners throughout New Zealand.

Investment New Zealand
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise site with information for offshore companies.

Help with learning English

English Language Partners New Zealand
Information on English tutoring in your area as well as groups, courses and other activities.

ESOL Assessment and Access Specialist Services
Independent English language assessment and advice for migrants and refugees. Centres in Auckland, Manukau, Hamilton, Lower Hutt, Wellington and Christchurch.

Language Line
Language Line is a free telephone interpreting service. This page on the website of the Office of Ethnic Affairs provides contact details throughout the country.

Literacy Aotearoa
Links to a network of more than 40 local adult literacy providers throughout New Zealand.

Ministry of Education
This page provides information about literacy programmes, contacts for the Ministry’s national and regional migrant and refugee education co-ordinators, and links to literacy facilitators in school and teacher support services.

Tertiary Education Commission
The TEC funds a range of programmes for people who are new to New Zealand and need assistance to develop their English language skills.

Provides information on literacy training programmes for workers and assists employers to identify literacy needs of employers.

Organisations that provide information on education and training in New Zealand

Education Review Office
Reviews of schools and early childhood education services.

Industry Training Federation
Provides links to industry training organisations – the organisations responsible for arranging and funding industry skill development and workplace learning.

Ministry of Education
Information about education in New Zealand, especially early childhood education and schooling (pre-tertiary).

New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Official information about secondary and tertiary qualifications in New Zealand and how to get overseas qualifications evaluated.

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) - New Zealand Qualifications Framework
Lists all NZQA-approved qualifications and education providers.

Information about student loans, allowances and scholarships for New Zealand citizens, permanent residents and refugees doing tertiary study.

Tertiary Education Commission
Information about tertiary education in New Zealand – at universities, polytechnics and other tertiary providers, and on-job trade training.

Support for refugees

Auckland Regional Migrant Services
Employment support for refugees in the greater Auckland region.

Connecting Cultures
Connecting Cultures is a magazine published by the ESOL Home Tutors organisation. It contains many stories about refugees who have settled in New Zealand.

Red Cross
Provides resettlement programmes for refugees, and other services including help to find employment.

Refugee Health Service
Useful resources for organisations helping refugees and migrants, including translated education resources on a range of health issues.

Refugees as Survivors
Provides mental health services for refugees and migrants and helps people resettle in New Zealand.

Migrant groups in New Zealand

Chinese New Settlers Services Trust
Information on an employer–worker matching service.

Filipino Migrant News
News and information for migrants.

Migrant News
News and information for migrants.

New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils
Links to information on living and working in New Zealand.

Organisations and information to help you settle into life in New Zealand

Citizens Advice Bureau and Language Connect
Citizens Advice Bureau provide free and impartial information and advice on a wide range of matters through 80 centres across the country. CAB Language Connect provides free and confidential help with information, advice and advocacy for everyone in more than 20 languages.

Connecting Cultures
Connecting Cultures is a magazine published by ESOL Home Tutors organisation. It contains many stories about getting settled in New Zealand.

Human Rights Commission
The Human Rights Commission provides human rights education and resources, reports on human rights matters, and resolves disputes relating to discrimination.

Inland Revenue
Inland Revenue collects taxes and other revenue on behalf of the Government.


Updated 1 Nov 2016