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  • Jamie, United Kingdom

    Canstaff helped Jamie to organise his accommodation and to get settled into the city.

  • Lucas and Simon, Switzerland

    Meet Lucas & Simon, who are with us in Christchurch to help with our post-earthquake rebuild.

  • Russell, Scotland

    Russell is a joiner/carpenter from Scotland and tells us how there is plenty of work on here in Christchurch.

  • Ryan, Canada

    Ryan is a carpenter from Toronto who was coaxed by his partner Kate into coming to NZ, and fair enough too!

  • Joe, Canada

    Joe is a Canadian Red Seal carpenter who has arrived in Christchurch to help us with the rebuild.

  • Roel, Philippines

    We welcome Roel who is a carpenter from the Philippines, he's come to help us with the Christchurch rebuild. He has some advice for Filipinos back home...

  • Remy, Germany

    Meet Remy who is a carpenter from Germany, he now works in New Zealand and gives us the lowdown on work and play in Christchurch.

  • Adam, United Kingdom

    Adam is a labourer and a roofer from England, who likes the Christchurch social life and is keen to get into the next rugby season. Find out why he got a bit of a shock when he first landed here!

  • Christopher, Ireland

    Christopher talks to Canstaff about moving to and working in Christchurch, New Zealand from Ireland.

  • Martin, Ireland

    Building a new life and a new city - Martin Ryan's story. Video supplied by newzealandnow.govt

  • Phillip, United States

    Phillip from Texas tells us about living and welding in Christchurch and his journey with Canstaff.

  • Peter, United Kingdom

    Peter speaks at our recent Christchurch Newcomers Network event re living here, playing poker and working in Christchurch with Canstaff.

  • Steven and Julie, United Kingdom

    Steven and Julie explain to us why they left a nice house and great jobs to travel across the world to Christchurch.

  • Mark, Northern Ireland

    Mark's mates volunteered on behalf of him to speak with us during a recent social event. After we rudely interrupted his nice cold beer, he spoke briefly about why he moved to Christchurch and how he's finding his construction job here. He's also managed to fit in some skiing as well as socialising.

  • Colleen, France

    Colleen found her job in New Zealand via Canstaff as a Painter & Decorator. She explains the highlights of living and working in Christchurch and seems to be having a great time! Christchurch rebuild jobs are increasing further now as the momentum continues to peak in the local construction industry.

  • Samantha, United Kingdom

    One of our Canstaff candidates speaks at a recent event where we help put on some snacks and drinks so newcomers to Christchurch can get to know each other. Samantha speaks about moving to New Zealand and working in Christchurch.

  • Colin, United Kingdom

    One of our candidates, Colin, talks about his move from the UK, how he found the Canstaff experience and the low down on relocating to Christchurch for New Zealand Jobs.There were a few beers being consumed at a recent Newcomers Night social event (for our overseas workers) so please excuse the background noise!

  • Lana, Settlement Support

    Lana from Settlement Support summarises what is happening in Christchurch at the Newcomers Night in August. If you are considering working in New Zealand here's a heads up on what is happening locally post-earthquakes.

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