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Cook Islands Maori


Objective : 

In addition to the unemployment benefit, the Ministry of Internal Affairs will assist any individual in finding new employment as soon as possible through the Employment Services.

Eligibility :

  • Any individual of working age, i.e 16 years and above
  • Compulsory for all beneficiaries of the Unemployment benefit and Voluntary for any other interested individual.

Application process for individuals who are not on the unemployment benefit:

  • Fill in and sign form
  • Provide supporting documents for each form
  • Email all documents to [email protected]
  • If no email, drop off hard copy of documents to INTAFF’s Welfare and Employment Support Hub, located at Sinai Hall, Avarua.
  • Office reception will be strictly limited. Telephone support available on 0800 2937.

Conditions :

  • The unemployment benefit is conditional to agreement for redeployment or training, if the opportunity is made available.
  • Access to the employment services is free of charge
  • Relaxed immigration conditions for our migrant workers to facilitate movement between employment.