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Youth careers expo

Young people in North Canterbury will be able to attend an expo to learn about potential careers.

The North Canterbury Youth Futures Careers Expo is an opportunity for young people to explore job and study options.

Anyone is welcome to attend the careers expo, which will be held on Wednesday May 19 from 4pm to 8.30pm at Rangiora High School, 125 East Belt, Rangiora.

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More Canterbury jobs

Looking for other work? Check out Find a Job, Work and Income’s recruitment website.

Find a Job is for anyone looking for work – you don’t have to be on a benefit. If you find a job you’re interested in, contact Work and Income to be put in touch with the employer.  

Visit Find a Job (external link)

Looking for a career in shearing?

Attend four-day introductory course to learn the essential aspects of shearing, from health and safety to basic wool handling.

Courses run by Elite Wool Industry Training can give you the basic skills needed to started in the wool industry.

Register your interest in upcoming courses (external link)

Choose your course

Whatever level you’d like to study at, you can find a course to suit you in Canterbury.

Click on the link below to find the field of study and type of qualification to interest you. Qualifications range from certificate level 1-3 to doctorates.

Find your course now (external link)

Introduction to business

Attend a seminar to learn how to manage your tax obligations.

Inland Revenue’s Introduction to Business seminar will help you learn more about:

  • using Inland Revenue’s online services
  • business structures
  • income tax
  • which expenses you can claim
  • record keeping.

Introduction to business seminars will be held in Timaru, on Wednesday 21 April at 1pm, at 7 Beswick Street.

Find out more (external link)

Explore health and wellbeing careers

High school students have an opportunity to learn more about working in the growing health and wellbeing sector.

A career exploration event in Christchurch will give students a chance to meet employers, hear from inspiring speakers and attend interactive workshops.

The event is being organised by Careerforce, the Industry Training Organisation for the health and wellbeing sectors, with support from the Ministry of Health.

It will be held on Tuesday 25 May at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Road, Christchurch. 

Find out more by emailing

Spaces are limited, so students or teachers should register interest in the event as soon as possible.

Register your interest (external link)

Ōtautahi economic recovery

Are you part of the Christchurch and Canterbury business community?

ChristchurchNZ, Whitiora and the Ministry of Social Development are partnering together to bring you an update on Ōtautahi labour market initiatives, how the economy is recovering and the future of employment demands.

You will have the opportunity to feedback directly on the types of skills needed by employers now and in the future and learn more about the work being done by government and iwi agencies.

Date: Wednesday 28 April 2021

Time: 3pm – 5.30pm

Register for your free tickets now (external link)

Drop into your local Connected centre without an appointment to find out about how government agencies can help you find a job, training or business support.


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
25 Shands Road
Christchurch 8042


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
154 Aldwins Road
Christchurch 8011


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
56 Langdons Road
Christchurch 8053


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
4 High Street
Rangiora 7400


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
14 Strathallan Street
Timaru 7910

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