The Settlement Centre Waikato is now open between 9.00 – 5.00. We are observing Level 2 guidelines for social distancing, contact tracing and hygiene protocols – Please phone or email us before visiting. or phone: 07 853 2192

Relationship building to connect, support and advocate for the refugee and migrant communities.

Relationship building to maintain and establish stakeholder relationships.

Relationship building to foster participation of newcomers in the community.

Our Vision – A society that values and celebrates the diversity of all people
Our Mission – Paving the way for successful settlement
Our Goal – Empowerment to enable refugees and migrants to be engaged members of the community
Our Goal – Capacity building to strengthen the organization, grow existing projects while developing new ones.

The Settlement Centre Waikato is now open from 9am-5pm for assistance and information. Face to face appointments will be available for accessing services.

At level 2 we will be doing things differently. We will be observing all government regulations and we ask everyone visiting the centre to comply with:

  • Social distancing
  • Contact tracing information
  • Hygiene protocols

Do not come to the centre if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Cough
  • High temperature
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Sneezing or runny noise
  • Loss of taste or smell

We ask you to please be patient as we adjust to our new normal, do not be offended if we ask you to comply with these new rules so we can keep everyone in our community safe.

Please call the centre before visiting as we may be able to help you over the phone 07 852 2192

COVID-19 Info & Resources:

The New Zealand Governments website, for all the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 all in one place.

Information on visas, current border measures, employment, visa extensions for all travelers, international students and migrants.

If you need a lawyer, but can’t afford one, Community Law Waikato is still giving free legal support by phone and/or online.

InfoNOW is a free service providing information to migrants settling in New Zealand, in their preferred language.

The New Zealand Governments website, for all the most up-to-date information, translated into different languages.

Latest information and advice about COVID-19. What it is, what to do if you think have it, symptoms and more

All the up-to-date information on how WINZ how they are working during COVID-19 and how they can help individuals and employers.

Talking to children about COVID-19, tips and advice on how to help children cope with anxiety by providing accurate information.

Hamilton-based community organisations have joined to provide local people with health and wellbeing support during COVID-19.

ELP is offering English classes some of their courses online. Contact them if you are a migrant or former refugee.

Dedicated Healthline, for COVID-19 health advice – call for free on 0800 358 5453. Interpreters available.

All of Hamilton City Councils response to COVID-19 and information to what is happening in Hamilton and to services in our city.

The New Zealand Police created videos with information about COVID-19 Alert level 4 in range of languages.

Videos about COVID-19 in a variety of languages for ethnic communities. It’s important for everyone to understand New Zealand’s current situation.

200 activities do you with your children while at home.

Call Healthline for free if you need medical advice on 0800 611 116. If you have a medical emergency call 111.

Red Cross are continuing to provide essential services and support where its needed most during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more here.

This page answers questions landlords and tenants may have and lists what law changes have been made during the COVID-19 pandemic.

See the HRC is response to COVID-19. Anyone, who believes they have been discriminated against can also complain to the Commission.

Sparklers at Home – Fun wellbeing activities to support whānau to look after their wellbeing and feel good.

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Hi, I’m Jackie. I have worked with Migrant Employment solutions since 2015 and it is the most exciting and satisfying job I could ever wish for. I constantly meet wonderful new clients starting out on their search for a job in New Zealand and settling into the Kiwi lifestyle. The enthusiasm and dedication they show towards the journey never ceases to amaze me. My role is to work with skilled migrants seeking employment and build relationships and networks with employers and recruiters.


Hi I’m Susan and I have been supporting skilled migrants on their journey into the New Zealand workforce for a number of years so I understand the challenges that many face when looking for work in a very different environment. I really enjoy the chance to meet and spend time getting to know our clients, tailoring our service to meet their individual job seeking needs until they secure meaningful employment. For me, the best part of my job is meeting amazing job seekers from all over the world with great qualifications and work experience who really want to settle here and contribute to the Hamilton economy.


Kia ora, my name is Aroha and I have been working with Migrant Employment Solutions since 2016. I thoroughly enjoy supporting and working with clients from all over the world, using their great skills and experience plus our knowledge of the New Zealand job market to find employment. Being a part of my clients employment journey is very rewarding and as a (fairly) recent graduate myself, I know firsthand the struggles and rewards that come with finding a job you love.