National organisations that help migrants

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

Get help finding work with Work Connect

Work Connect is a free programme to help migrants prepare for the New Zealand job market. Funded by Immigration New Zealand, the programme is available in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton and Christchurch.

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.

Information on visiting and travelling in New Zealand.

Help with work placements and workers' rights

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 New Zealand
Information 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.

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
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.

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

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.

Organisations that provide information on education and training in New Zealand

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

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.

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

Belong Aotearoa
Employment support for refugees in the greater Auckland region.

Connecting Cultures
Connecting Cultures is a magazine published by English Language Partners New Zealand. 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.

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

Migrant groups in New Zealand

Migrant News

News and information for migrants.

Multicultural New Zealand
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
Citizens Advice Bureau provide free and impartial information and advice on a wide range of matters through 80 centres across the country.

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 14 May 2024