We research how many people come and go from New Zealand, the reason for their visits, and if they come as residents and how well they settle in New Zealand.

We research how easily migrants find suitable work and how they fit into communities. We survey both skilled and unskilled migrants. The findings influence our policies.

We gather statistics on migration flows, which helps to plan for future intakes. We gather and publish statistics on:

  • arrivals and departures of visitors, migrants and residents
  • foreign students here to study
  • migrants’ success at settling here.