Seizing the opportunity: making the most of the skills and experience of migrants and refugees


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This report explores the economic and social opportunity from the better utilisation of skills and experience of migrants and refugees in Queensland. The report presents new evidence that reveals more than 6,200 skilled migrants and refugees have qualifications which align with current skill shortages but they can't get a job in any of those much needed areas. The report has also found that the Queensland economy could benefit from a boost of $250 million in the next 10 years if the skills and experience of people who are migrants and refugees are recognised. Surveys of migrant and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Migration; Skills and knowledge; Employment; Economics

Keywords: Migrants; Refugees; Barrier; Skill certification; Professional recognition; Equivalence of qualifications; Promotion of employment; Economic impact; Social cost; Skill shortage; Labour utilisation; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Queensland; Australia; Oceania

Published: Brisbane, Queensland: Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs, 2018

Physical description: 32 p. (report) + 34 p. (technical appendix)

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 134.469

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