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Working paper

Immigration, productivity and wellbeing

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Temporary migration Immigration Economic growth Productivity New Zealand
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New Zealand has experienced some of the fastest population growth in the OECD, based in large part on international immigration, and migrant labour plays a significant role in many New Zealand firms and industries. The closure of the border in response to COVID-19 has raised some fundamental questions: Is the immigration system providing the best social, economic and environmental returns for New Zealand? Would different policy settings better promote the wellbeing of New Zealanders?

This document presents the key issues concerning New Zealand's immigration system. It is a guide for those wishing to engage with and/or provide feedback to the Commission. 


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