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People Seeking Employment

SSI's government funded programs work with employers to help find great candidates.

99 Steps

Free and confidential support for women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds affected by domestic and family violence.

Asylum Seeker Employment Skills Support (ASESS)

Helps participants on humanitarian visas to develop career paths & helps them gain sustainable & skilled employment.

Pathway to permanency welcome news for refugees on temporary visas

Some 19,000 refugees on temporary visas will be able to apply for permanent visas under new changes announced by the Federal Government today.

SSI welcomes pathway to permanency for refugees on temporary visas

SSI welcomes this morning’s Federal Government announcement of new pathways to permanent residency that will end years of uncertainty for refugees who have been living on temporary visas.

Asylum seekers and communities to benefit from safe haven visas

Settlement Services International (SSI), a leading not-for-profit humanitarian settlement organisation, has welcomed as significant and positive the announcement by the NSW State Government to sign up to the Federal Safe Haven Enterprise Scheme.

SSI Legal – A dedicated team making a difference, one legal case at a time  

Earlier this year, our team at SSI Legal Pty Ltd. launched SSI’s very own legal service dedicated to providing immigration and citizenship assistance to clients across Australia. Our mission is simple: to guide our clients through the complex migration system, making it more simple, affordable, and accessible to everyone.   Senior Lawyer, Stephanie Camilleri, along with […]

An immediate ceasefire and reopening of border crossings vital to preserve life in Gaza  

As the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza, and specifically Rafah, reaches a crisis point, SSI reiterates our call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and urgent re-establishment of safe border crossings to enable civilians with visas to reach safety.  

Community collaboration supports Rana to safely deliver a baby boy on New Years Day 

Twenty-seven- year-old* Rana* arrived in Sydney in late 2023, heavily pregnant. She carried with her few belongings—but the immense physical and emotional toll of her journey from Gaza to Australia.

SSI statement: Ceasefire in Gaza must be prioritised to protect civilians

We are joining with voices from across the humanitarian sector to call for an ongoing ceasefire in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories in order to prioritise the safety and security of civilians and displaced people.

Urgent action needed to close loopholes and protect temporary migrant workers

Harrowing stories of temporary migrant exploitation detailed in a report released today highlight the need for urgent action to protect temporary migrant workers, according to migrant and refugee services providers Settlement Services International (SSI).

Surviving the temporary visa protection cycle: Ferah’s story of resilience 

New research has quantified the devastating mental health impacts of temporary visas – something all too familiar for Iraqi-born Ferah* who, despite the challenges, has shown incredible strength and resilience in carving out a life for her and her children in Australia.  

From the CEO: Unleashing the economic potential of refugees and migrants

Last week, I met Mohsen – a highly educated mortgage broker with extensive experience in banking. Mohsen’s journey to owning his own brokerage is far from typical. Born in Iran, he was forced to seek safety in Australia, where he had to begin his career again, initially struggling to find work due to limited English language proficiency, visa status, and lack of local networks.

Billion-dollar benefit: new report identifies five ways to harness untapped skilled workforce

Skilled migrants and refugees already living in Australia are an overlooked solution to Australia’s wide-reaching skills shortages, which if harnessed could inject billions of dollars into the economy, according to a new report.

SSI calls for migration, humanitarian and settlement reform in Federal Budget

SSI has called for nine key areas of reform in the upcoming 2023-23 Federal Budget in order to optimise migration, Australia’s humanitarian program and our settlement services for the benefit of all Australians.

Migration reform could activate underutilised talent

Reforms to Australia’s migration system to streamline recognition of overseas skills and experience could activate a motivated but underutilised talent pool, according to leading non-profit organisation Settlement Services International (SSI).