Immigration plays a vital role in securing New Zealand’s economic prosperity by:
A quarter of New Zealand’s workforce are migrants.
Between 2001 and 2006, 60 percent of workforce growth came from people born overseas.
In 2009/10, more than 2.5 million foreign nationals entered New Zealand, including:
In 2009/10 the numbers of approvals were:
Research in 2009 showed that the recent inflow of migrants is estimated to be worth $1.9 billion per year to GDP.
A 2005/06 study of migrant contribution to the economy found that: