Billion Dollar Benefit: The economic impact of unlocking the skills potential of migrants in Australia

In an Australian-first, this research quantifies the economy-wide impact if migrant professionals worked in jobs that match their skills at a similar rate to Australian-born workers.

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The Roadmap

Launched on World Refugee Day in June 2024, this report outlines five actions to be implemented by 2025 to unleash the economic potential of refugees and migrants. It was based on the collective views of 50 experts who participated in the Refugee and Migrant Skills and Job Summit in March 2023 at Parliament House.

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Employer Guide

Welcoming Tech Talent outlines ten tips for employers to recruit, retain and welcome tech talent from refugee and migrant backgrounds. It offers a billion-dollar solution to Australia’s tech talent gap, with 60,000 tech professionals needed each year to meet the industry’s growth needs. Endorsed by LinkedIn, the guide was jointly developed by SSI and the Australian Computer Society.

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Other Resources

Watch this space for more resources to come, including social media packs and factsheets to help you spread the word.