in Canterbury

The City of Christchurch and the wider region of Canterbury is a place which combines a world class lifestyle with the opportunity to work for some of New Zealand’s most innovative companies renowned globally for their tech excellence.

Christchurch and Canterbury are home to the second largest tech scene in NZ, made up of a diverse number of software, services, electronics, high-value manufacturing, health-tech and agri-tech businesses – from small start-ups to global multi-nationals.

Christchurch is a vibrant, energetic city where urban regeneration, creativity and innovation thrive. Picture amazing street art, innovative projects, a booming hospitality scene and state-of-the-art architecture that is changing the way the city looks, feels and functions.

The wider Canterbury region is home to 14 ski fields, beautiful countryside, beaches, bike parks, wineries and more.


ChristchurchNZ is the city’s economic development and city profile agency. They are charged with igniting excitement, connect changemakers and growing confidence in the city.  Key delivery areas are innovation and business growth, destination management and marketing, attraction and strategy, policy and insight. ChristchurchNZ also operates the Convention Bureau and supports international education in the city.

Useful information booklets:

Finding Work in the Tech Sector

If you have the right technical and personal skills Christchurch would love to welcome you. Many technology skills are in high demand so check out the Immigration New Zealand Skilled Shortages List.

Many businesses are growing at fantastic rates and whether you want to work in a large or small organisation there is likely to be a role for you.

Most vacancies in the technology sector will be posted on one or all of the following job sites:

You can also keep an eye on these sites which are specifically aimed at people who don’t live in New Zealand right now:

EPIC Innovation is a tech and innovation campus within the Innovation Precinct.  Jobs from their tenants and others are posted here.

Highlighting the fact there is a huge range of opportunities in Christchurch, there are a number of recruiting companies who specialise in the technology sector.

These Canterbury Tech member companies specialise in technology roles:

New Zealand Now

The New Zealand Government website has information on living and working in New Zealand.

New Zealand Immigration

For all the information you need on emigrating to New Zealand.