Funded Settlement Services
In addition to the national Settlement Support New Zealand (SSNZ) network, Immigration New Zealand also funds a number of programmes targeting specific areas.
Services offered include English language tuition, information on buying and renting homes, tax and business information, and general information about the cost of living in New Zealand.
Here are brief outlines and links to the activities we support.
Auckland Regional Migrant Resource Centre (ARMS)
Clear point of contact for settlement information in the Auckland region.
Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce
Connecting Canterbury Employers and Newcomer Skills Programme is a job search and placement support programme for skilled migrants and refugees. They provide one-on-one case management with job seekers aimed at linking skills and work experience with employers.
Chinese New Settlers Services Trust
Bi-lingual support for Chinese and Korean newcomers in Auckland. CNSST runs five multi-service centres providing bi-lingual programmes, seminars, and one-on-one case management to meet the settlement needs of local Chinese migrant community.
Refugee resettlement services including housing, ESOL tuition, social services, education, health and employment.
Wellington Employers' Chamber of Commerce
WECC provides training on the New Zealand Business environment and skills that will help newcomers integrate into the workplace. WECC also run the Wellington Regional Newcomers Skills Matching Programme, which provides employment assistance for recent migrants to New Zealand.