Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment: MBIE

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment: MBIE

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The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) plays  a central role in shaping and delivering a strong New Zealand economy. We develop and deliver policy, services, advice and regulation to support business growth and the prosperity and wellbeing of all New Zealanders. 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.

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Jul 2016
This report presents the findings from a Community survey designed to measure New Zealanders' attitudes to migrants. The survey was conducted from September to November 2015. Where appropriate, comparisons are made to similar surveys conducted in 2011 and 2013.
Completed
Jun 2016
This report investigates the relationship between education and skills for New Zealand adults, how this relationship has changed over time and how it compares to other countries. Barriers to further education and how the relationship between education and skills varies for different genders and ethnic groups is also explored.
Completed
Jun 2016
This report looks at how the skills in of New Zealand adults compare to other countries and how they have changed over time. Also explored is how skills in New Zealand vary by age, ethnicity, gender and migration status.
Completed
6 Nov 2015
The Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) policy, which was introduced in December 2003, is New Zealand’s main permanent skilled labour migration policy, contributing more than half of all residence approvals. This report uses data available through Statistics New Zealand’s Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) to analyse the labour market integration, measured through employment in the labour market as...
Completed
Nov 2015
This research report has been an opportunity to learn more about demographic characteristics and labour market outcomes of Convention refugees granted New Zealand residence and those granted New Zealand residence through the Refugee Family Support Category (RFSC). This has been achieved through analysis of administrative data at the time of residence approval. Key findings include that on average...
Completed
Nov 2015
This annual report is the 15th in a series that examines trends in temporary and permanent migration to and from New Zealand. The report updates trends to 2014/15 and compares recent immigration patterns with patterns identified in previous years.  
Completed
15 Sep 2015
Renting was previously a stepping stone between living with your parents and home-ownership. For some, renting is a strategic choice; giving them flexibility and the freedom to move. This report is not about those people. This report is about the people who have limited choices: families no longer able to afford to purchase a home. Low-income families juggling their need to give their families...
Completed
Aug 2015
In 2013, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) commenced a programme of research on vulnerable temporary migrant workers. The first phase involved a review of New Zealand and international literature on the vulnerability of temporary migrant workers (Yuan, Cain and Spoonley, 2014) and an analysis of existing data sources. The second phase focuses on temporary migrants in...
Completed
Jul 2015
In 2013, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) commenced a programme of research on vulnerable temporary migrant workers. The first phase involved a review of New Zealand and international literature on the vulnerability of temporary migrant workers (Yuan, Cain and Spoonley, 2014) and an analysis of existing data sources. The second phase focused on temporary migrants in...
Completed
Apr 2015
Using the International Growth Fund (IGF) to assist high-growth firms to internationalise was one of the actions identified by the government’s Business Growth Agenda as contributing to the high-level initiative of helping businesses internationalise and the goal of increasing the ratio of exports to GDP to 40 per cent by 2025. Exports and the number of firms exporting has increased in recent...

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