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Newsletter | Issue 01| April 2020
Dear Akanksha,

Greetings from the Migrant Careers Support Trust!

As we all experience these unprecedented times together, we would like to share a few resources with you. These would be informative and helpful in shaping your professional life in the future.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us and share your experiences and stories with us. We will continue to keep you updated with news and resources to help you in this period. We are also planning a series of webinars to keep you updated.

Please keep following our social media pages for regular updates.


Garry Gupta,
Migrant Careers Support Trust

Stay Home, Upskill online – lockdown mantra

- Garry Gupta
Most of us are facing the harsh realities of a lockdown: no work, low on income, uncertainty for the future. However, even in these troubled times, we need to find out the best way to help our future.
The future after lockdown, may not show us the same world, as we were in, when we get into it. Businesses are finding it hard to survive and recession is upon us. At this time, the best way to prepare for the future, is to upskill.

Please read this article to get some tips and tricks on the areas you can upskill on and some amazing online resources to help you with it.


Essential information for businesses, around COVID Relief efforts

The Ministry of Social Development has released this information to ethnic business owners and the wider business community regarding COVID Relief efforts. 

The Ministry of Social Development is doing its best to get these payments to business as quickly as possible.

For more information including how to apply for the Employer Wage Subsidy visit:

Below are two flyers, that provide essential information for businesses around:

Job Opportunity available to work as a 'Caregiver' for children of Essential Care Workers
Porse In home childcare is the largest Home based provider in the country with over 1200 Educators spread from Mosgiel to Whangarei.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply with your details and we shall get back to you.

Click below to apply now!
FREE Online Webinar on Immigration
Raj Pardeep Singh, Principal Solicitor, Legal Associates will be hosting a FREE webinar to cover immigration issues. You are invited to RSVP for this online event. The following issues will be covered:

- COVID-19 Immigration NZ
- Visa extensions
- NZ Border closures and exceptions
- Selection for Expression of Interest (EOI) in the Skilled Migrant Category
- Parent Category EOI
Learn new skills in Horticulture!
Study in a short skill area, to work in the essential service sector, that is fast growing.
Get more information about Franklin Agritech Institute, visit:
Or Contact Raj Saini: +64 92 36 37 38
To help our migrant community in getting through these difficult times, we have listed special COVID-19 resources below. These will be helpful in providing information about various topics around the current crisis.

Unite Against COVID-19

COVID-19 is a new virus that can affect your lungs and airways. There are some simple practices you can adopt to protect yourself and your whānau.

Here's everything you need to know about the current situation, and latest updates from the
New Zealand government.


COVID-19 Resources

Your easy guide to key resources and links around Covid-19 - the support you can access with guides about your overall welfare.

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme

A COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme has been developed to help businesses and affected workers in the short-term, as they adjust to the initial impact of COVID-19.

Click the link below to read more.


COVID-19 and Ethnic Communities

The Office of Ethnic Communities wants to reassure you that our top priority remains supporting ethnic communities.

Specific information about how Alert Level 4 affects ethnic communities, and resources to help, can be found below.

Workshop provides tips on women empowerment in a digital world

Migrant Career Support Trust (MCST) organised a workshop recently, to empower women from all walks of life and ethnicities with the power of knowledge to acclaim their dreams and aspirations in the new digital world.


Building the Kiwi Future: A student-focussed event

Migrant Career Support Trust and Hindu Youth New Zealand organised an end of student-year event, focussed on preparing students for their paths ahead. 

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