Have you recently settled in Canterbury and are looking for work to fit your skills, experience and qualifications? We can connect you with local employers, across a range of sectors and industries. If you hold a valid work visa and would like to find out more about our free programme, and whether you are eligible, contact us.
How does it work? Email us to make an appointment. We will contact you back to confirm a time to meet. Before you come, please fill in this application form and email it back to us.
When we meet with you, we will discuss things like your previous employment experience and qualifications, and the type of work that you would like to find in Canterbury. We will then connect you with any suitable employers in the region that are looking for staff with your skills.
The benefit of our programme is that it is FREE for you, and we can help you with:
preparing a strong CV / resume (including tailoring it to make it more 'Kiwi')
We look forward to hearing from you! A bit more reading... FAQs for job-seeking migrants: New Kiwis Job websites and recruitment companies: New Zealand Now CV and cover letter writing examples and templates: New Kiwis FAQs about CVs/resumes: New Kiwis Job-seeker online course: New Kiwis
Note: We cannot guarantee you that we will find you the type of work that you are looking for, although we will do our best! We encourage you to continue to look for work independently, and even register with one or two recruitment companies in the region to increase your chances of finding employment.
Our service is fully funded by Immigration New Zealand as part of the Regional Newcomers Skills Matching and Job Assistance Programme.
SkillsConnect Canterbury* is delivered by The Chamber in partnership with Immigration New Zealand.
*This programme is part of MBIE's Regional Newcomers Skills Matching and Job Assistance Programme.