About Canterbury Economy and Labour Market

The Canterbury economy is buoyant – and there are plenty of employment opportunities

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Canterbury – It’s all yours

With the world economy still emerging slowly from recession, the Canterbury rebuild offers unprecedented opportunities for employment, career progression and involvement in a significant city redevelopment.

Christchurch is New Zealand’s second-largest city and the gateway to the South Island. Bordered by hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the edge of the Canterbury Plains that stretch to the Southern Alps.

Nowhere else in the world can jump in your car and within two hours be skiing at a world-class alpine resort, playing golf, bungy jumping, rafting, mountain biking, hot-air ballooning , windsurfing, whale watching or visiting internationally-acclaimed wineries and gardens.

With all these features at your doorstep, a Canterbury lifestyle is never going to be all about work!

While the Christchurch CBD and some eastern suburbs have suffered earthquake damage, the city as a whole continues to operate, including its two great universities Have a look at this interactive map that shows up-to-date locations of things to see and do in Christchurch as the city’s rebuild takes shape. You’ll find everything from restaurants and markets to parks and free wifi hotspots.

  • For information on Christchurch and Canterbury click here.
  • For information on business in Canterbury click here
  • To find out what’s on in Canterbury click here