Is Christchurch a good place to work?

The hottest spot in New Zealand for many types of work at the moment is Christchurch. After two big earthquakes (in Sept 2010 and Christchurch Work OpportunitiesFeb 2011) caused massive damage to the city, the ‘Christchurch Rebuild’ is underway.

Construction workers and Tradestaff are in highest demand but there is also a need for a variety of other workers in hospitality, labouring and administration.

Opportunity Canterbury is a website that aims to match your skills with job opportunities in the region. Trade Me Jobs and Seek also have many new listings each week.

Finding affordable accommodation is one of the biggest challenges for workers in Christchurch. When interviewing for jobs, ask your employer if they have any contacts for affordable accommodation options. It might be useful to live out of the city and commute if you have a vehicle.

If you are interested in knowing what earthquake activity the region is still having, check out the Christchurch Quake Map.