SkillsConnect Canterbury

Are you an employer in Canterbury seeking staff for roles that cannot be filled by New Zealanders?

If you have satisfied the labour market tests and you’re interested in adding international talent to your team, come and talk to us. SkillsConnect Canterbury is funded by Immigration New Zealand and connects skilled newcomers with employers like you. Our job-seeking migrants all have the right to work in New Zealand, have been given assistance with understanding Kiwi work communication and culture, and are already settled into the region. Contact us to have a chat about your needs.

Are you already an employer of migrants in Canterbury?

SkillsConnect Canterbury provides employers with the advice, information and support they need to successfully integrate their new migrant staff into the Kiwi workplace. We can meet with you to discuss any challenges with cultural differences, and offer free in-house workshops to both Kiwi and migrant staff on settlement and intercultural communication. Contact us to see how we can help you provide a positive, productive workplace for everyone in your organisation.

The SkillsConnect Canterbury team:

Kelly Wealleans
SkillsConnect Canterbury Manager
03 353 4161
Lisa Burdes
SkillsConnect Canterbury Business Advisor
03 353 4166


Visit our website to find out more.


Do your staff have settlement queries that you can't answer?

Immigration New Zealand provide the following support services to assist newcomers with settlement queries:

  • On the telephone: from a fixed landline, Freephone: 0800 776 948 / from a mobile phone: (09) 914 4100 


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