Working in Christchurch


There are various job opportunities in Christchurch. The economy of this city is mainly based on food and export.

Christchurch is the capital city of the province of Canterbury in New Zealand. Located in the North Island, the city attracts more and more tourists and expatriates every year. Christchurch is particularly defined as a "British" city due to the number of British expatriates who have settled there. If you intend to settle there, you must above all be familiar to its labor market.


Christchurch's economy is mainly based on its agricultural sector. In fact, the city is a leading dairy producer as well as a mutton and wool producer. These are especially dedicated to the export market. It also has numerous food, drinks and tobacco products industries. Indeed, huge plots of land are dedicated to tobacco wheat, olives, grapes culture. Moreover, deer farming leads to meat production as well as the production of Asian medicine and aphrodisiacs.

On the other hand, many industries have been replaced over the years by the development of information and communication technology. Thus, many companies specialized in the production of electronic parts, radios and mobile phones are located in this city.

Tourism is also one of the city's major economic pillar through the development of hotel infrastructure and related activities. The region has an airport, casinos, hotels, restaurants, amusement parks and offers various leisure activities for tourists.

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Sectors with high employment potential in Christchurch are industry, including sawmills, breweries, manufacturing of electric and electronic parts, agricultural equipment, etc. You can also find a job in the fields of hospitality, catering, food, information and communication technology, transports and media.

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