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What is the Canterbury Skills and Employment Hub?

The Canterbury Employment and Skills Hub helps employers fill job vacancies to support the Canterbury rebuild.

Opportunity Canterbury – Canterbury Skills & Employment Hub

The Skills Hub lets employers list job opportunities and match available New Zealanders to them.

If New Zealanders aren’t available then the Skills Hub will facilitate visa applications for migrant workers.

The Skills Hub’s initial focus is on trades and manual occupations, as defined by the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) at skill levels 3-5. 

ANZSCO search facility

This includes a range of trades jobs, as well as lower skilled jobs such as labourers, hospitality and retail workers, caregivers and farm workers.

Engagement with the Canterbury Skills and Employment Hub is not required if the occupation is currently included on a Skill Shortage list, and the applicant’s qualification and/or work experience meets the requirements of the list


Canterbury Skills and Employment Hub is closing

The Skills Hub will not be accepting new vacancies after 1 June 2018 and will close permanently on 29 June 2018.

Employers with vacancies in ANZSCO skill level 4 or 5 roles after 1 June 2018 should contact Work and Income to obtain a Skills Match Report.

Employers with vacant ANZSCO skill level 1-3 roles will no longer require a Hub letter from 21 May 2018. Employers must still provide evidence that they have made genuine attempts to recruit Suitable New Zealanders, such as advertising the vacancy or contacting a recruitment company.