This page provides a comprehensive list of resources for job-seekers and employers looking to take on new staff, including job vacancy websites, North Canterbury recruitment agencies, subsidies and assistance from the Ministry of Social Development and training opportunities.

General Advice

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A government service to help New Zealanders connect to the wide range of employment, education and training support and advice available. includes a website, phoneline and face-to-face service. 

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Keep New Zealand Working

Connecting employers and people looking for work. Register as a job seeker to find the right job in your region, or list a job if you are seeking new or additional staff.

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Work the Seasons

A site for job seekers and employers. Job seekers can browse thousands of seasonal work opportunities, filtered by location, hours and industry. Employers can advertise their roles for free and use filters and a support team to help you find the best workers for their operation. 

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Opportunity Grows Here

A new website launched in July 2020 with opportunities in Beef and Sheep, Dairy, Forestry, Horticulture, Seafood and Wine Growing. Our vineyards, forests, farms, orchards, and seas have roles for everyone – from immediate jobs and careers, to training and taster courses to get you started. 

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Job Bank 

A website for job seekers to search current vacancies as listed with Work and income. Filter by job title and region.

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Support and resources for job seekers including CV builder, cover letter templates, tips for finding work, study and training information and more.

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Student Job Search

Student Job Search provides a free recruitment service, connecting employers with tertiary students throughout New Zealand. An employer can use SJS to list jobs that are suitable for students and support their wellbeing. 

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North Canterbury Job Listings

As the local economic development agency, Enterprise North Canterbury lists local job opportunities on its website to encourage job seekers to find a local position. Employers can list their North Canterbury job vacancies for free. 

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North Canterbury Recruitment Agencies

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Rangiora recruitment agency working to grow Canterbury by supporting local businesses and employees through effective recruitment solutions

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Superior Personnel

Working to recruit great people for temporary and permanent roles, with branches across Auckland, Waikato, Canterbury and Bay of Plenty.

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Rural People

Experts in sourcing the best possible people for your agricultural business, Rural People offers end to end recruitment services. 

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Subsidies & Assistance from MSD

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Apprenticeship Boost

A payment from the Government to help employers keep and take on new apprentices. It means apprentices can keep earning and training towards their qualifications as the economy recovers from the impacts of COVID-19. 

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Mana in Mahi

Funding and support to recruit, train and retain engaged employees. This can help grow your business and support people to learn valuable new skills, gain recognised qualification and have a brighter future.

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Flexi-wage Subsidy

If you're interested in hiring a candidate from the Ministry of Social Development, but they need support to gain the required skills for the job, the flexi-wage subsidy may be available for things like training or mentoring.

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Mainstream Programmes

If you support one of MSD's disabled candidates into work through a Mainstream programme, you may be eligible for wage subsidies, other funding and on-the-job support.

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Skills for Industry

If candidates need industry specific skills for a job, funding and support may be available from MSD to help with short-term pre-employment or in-work training.

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In-work Support

Once your new staff member starts work, MSD can offer ongoing post-placement support and advice to help you manage any challenges that come up.

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Training Opportunities

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GoDairy is a website supporting young people and career changers to discover a career in the innovative dairy sector - which isn’t just milking cows.

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Is working in Community Health your next career step? MySkill offers FREE courses made up of NZQA unit standards. These unit standards are used by all employers within the Health Sector. This means you will have the right skills when you are applying for jobs in the healthcare sector.

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Ara Institute of Canterbury offers a wide range of study options including a number of fee-free qualifications. 

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Growing NZ

Jobs, training and career change opportunities in the New Zealand food and fibre sector. Find out more about the sector and explore options for job seekers, students, industry scholarships and more.

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