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Inquiry Into Immigration Settings Confirmed


The Government has requested the Productivity Commission
Te Komihana Whai Hua o Aoteroa to inquire into what
working-age immigration policy settings would best
facilitate New Zealand’s long-term economic growth and
promote the wellbeing of New Zealanders.

The
Commission has received the terms
of reference
from the Minister of Finance and Minister
of Immigration which outline the context and scope of its
new inquiry.

“Immigration makes a significant
contribution to the economy of Aotearoa and to our
nation’s productivity and wellbeing”, says Commission
Chair, Ganesh Nana. “We are excited to receive this
challenging assignment and look forward to reviewing,
assessing, and recommending migration settings for New
Zealand.”

“Skilled migrants offer significant
benefits to Aotearoa in terms of generating employment
opportunities and increasing productivity, yet this is not
without its challenges.”

“This new inquiry will
build on the Commission’s recent inquiry into Frontier
firms
and previous research into labour market
economics, firm dynamics, the tertiary education system,
housing supply, local government, and resource
management.”

Nana says the success of this inquiry
will rely on input, knowledge, and advice from a broad range
of sectors and communities.

“Meaningful kōrero is a
key part of all our inquiries and we are keen to encourage
and enable an informed conversation during this inquiry. The
Commission looks forward to working alongside Māori and
Pacific communities, migrant and ethnic communities,
relevant government agencies, skills organisations, partners
(the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi
and Business New Zealand), and many others.”

The
terms of reference are available here
and anyone
interested in the inquiry can subscribe
to receive updates here
.

The Commission’s final
report to the Government is due by 30 April
2022.

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