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Migration Trends and Outlook

The annual report from the Department of Labour is the eleventh in a series that provides information about trends in temporary and permanent migration to and from New Zealand. The report updates trends to 2010/11 and compares recent immigration patterns with patterns identified in previous years. The following is a summary of the key findings

  • International student numbers are high despite the economic downturn 1 in 5 gain permanent residence in New Zealand
  • Temporary work numbers increased for some categories
  • Permanent migration to New Zealand increased
  • The United Kingdom and India are the largest sources of skilled migrants
  • China and the United Kingdom are the largest sources of family-sponsored migration
  • Migration is expected to increase alongside economic recovery

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