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EMPLOYMENT

Employment support for sponsored refugee families

Outcome 3 – Establishing a life in Aotearoa New Zealand

The resettled family is confident and has freedom to explore Aotearoa New Zealand, including accessing community activities, medical care, language skills, education and employment.

APPLICATION INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

APPLICATION INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER

(from Immigration New Zealand Refugee Sponsorship Guidance for Community Organisations)

Assistance is provided regarding access to employment, including development of curriculum vitae, and education, recognition of qualifications etc.

 

Consider the needs and aims of any resettled individuals relating to employment.

Ensure someone is available to introduce family members to their local Work and Income office. Have you made preparations for an interpreter to be present if required? They may be able to assist with referrals to services that support in developing curriculum vitaes, vocational courses or other training schemes.

Have you identified the relevant authorities, e.g. NZQA, who can assist with assessing qualifications, qualification transfers etc.?

Have you identified any initial volunteering opportunities etc. in the community that may be of interest?

PRE-APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • All questions on employment have been answered

  • Costs associated with employment have been included in the budget

ADDITIONAL SETTLEMENT INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

Employment

Information on working in NZ:

Job Prospects | Working in New Zealand | New Zealand Now

New to working in New Zealand:

Employment rights and responsibilities | Ministry for Ethnic Communities

Minimum employment rights & responsibilities (available in different languages):

Minimum rights of employees

Employment learning modules & quick guides (different languages):

Employment learning modules and quick guides

JOb SEARCH ASSISTANCE

Careers New Zealand:

Homepage :: Careers New Zealand

VOLUNTEERING

FURTHER INFORMATION

NZQA Qualifications Assessment:

Qualification assessment for refugees » NZQA

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