About Canstaff


Canstaff, a New Zealand Immigration Accredited Labour Hire Employer, is a specialised recruitment agency for New Zealand Construction, Engineering, Civil Construction, Logistics, and Manufacturing sectors. We provide quality Recruitment Solutions and Staffing Services to clients and candidates in the North and South Islands. We work with individuals and businesses at all levels, across all of the professional disciplines, and are confident that we are well placed to help with your next project or career move.

We are proud to represent New Zealand on a global scale, and are moving steadily into our second decade of recruitment with offices throughout New Zealand including Christchurch, Timaru/Oamaru, Ashburton, Queenstown, Auckland, Pukekohe, as well as global offices in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Philippines, Canada and Australia.

Our Business is all about you


Our teams strive to keep you up-to-date on the current job market, industry news, job trends and much more! Our aim is to help you to source your perfect job match. We are happy to provide assistance to applicants who have the right attitude; to relocate within/to New Zealand, to be a part of some of the world’s largest construction, engineering and trades projects.

We are proud to assist a diverse workforce of people who work hard, play hard, and are passionate about making a measurable impact in all they do. Canstaff celebrate ‘difference’ and treat all candidates fairly and equally.

You can be confident in the knowledge that our friendly staff will walk you through the entire employment process and be with you every step of the way. To get started with your next career step, please see our full list of vacancies.


You have worked hard to develop your company culture and we will work with you to protect it. We specialise in helping businesses to find the right people to ensure your money is well spent.

Canstaff look forward to assisting you with your company's staffing and labour requirements. Our consultants are readily available to discuss in detail your current vacancies, and provide you with a quality, efficient service to fill these places in a timely and effective manner.

Attracting elite candidates that are sought after in this highly competitive marketplace, our consultants employ a rigorous screening process to draw up a list of the most suitable for the role.

We will work with you to develop a strategic plan that will assist you with forecasting your future staffing requirements. For further information visit our dedicated 'Clients' area.


A Trusted Brand with a Global Reach

At Canstaff, we are now moving into our second decade of recruitment with offices throughout New Zealand including Christchurch, Timaru/Oamaru, Ashburton, Queenstown, Auckland, Pukekohe, as well as global offices in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Philippines, Canada, and Australia. As a global recruiter, we are proud to represent New Zealand on a worldwide scale. We remain sensitive to local needs while remaining flexible enough to supply recruitment solutions to smaller businesses through to large enterprises.

Working closely with global organisations and multinationals, as well as local brands and SMEs, our consultants ensure that:

  • Clients’ specific recruitment requirements are met with precision
  • Candidates find the roles that not only meet their skills and experience, but will help propel their career ambitions.

Our unique international recruitment model is focused around strategic search and selection methodologies. By using innovative advertising and networking strategies, sophisticated market mapping, and business intelligence techniques we attract the most elite and sought after candidates.

Canstaff consultants are able to pinpoint professionals on our global network database which perfectly match the criteria of specific skills for each vacancy. Our consultants employ a rigorous screening process to draw up a list of the most suitable candidates and provide clients with their portfolios for consideration. This empowers businesses with the best selection of talent and offers our candidates the most viable opportunities to help them take the next step in their career.


Health & Safety

Canstaff recognise the paramount importance of Health & Safety across all industry departments today. We have developed a comprehensive health & safety management system – Cancare. Ensuring that your safety is our first priority.

Our programme includes:

  • Our Health & Safety Commitment
  • Hazard identification & Management
  • Accident Investigation
  • Health & Safety Induction
  • Return to Work Programme

All of our staff:

  • Comply with relevant legislation and codes of practice;
  • Hold current Site Safe passes which are validated (where required);
  • Have current licences and endorsements (as required);
  • Prior to starting on site are checked for personal protective equipment. Hard hats, high viz vests, safety glasses and steel toe capped safety boots are provided as required.

Meet the Team

Mark Greenstree Canstaff Sales Manager

Mark Greenstreet

Sales Manager

Mark joined Canstaff as Sales Manager in 2019 after leading teams in the fuel and construction sectors in New Zealand, Australia and the UK over the past 25 years.

Mark has travelled extensively and worked in all parts of the world and New Zealand, Mark's focus is delivering an exceptional customer experience, building solid customer and industry relationships and having some fun along the way.

Mark is settled in Canterbury with his Wife and 3 children and is active in coaching with Surf lifesaving, junior rugby and cricket.

Brian Maposua Canstaff Consultant

Brian Maposua


Brian has a Pacific Island (Samoan) heritage, but he was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand as an only child, and without a father, Brian was raised by his mother all on her own in South Auckland, so he has had to progress to the next stages of life through many challenges.

Brian has had 13 years in the Recruitment Industry, working for several nationally and globally recognised recruitment companies. Throughout this time, Brian started off as a Junior Consultant, then progressing onto Senior and Management roles in the Industrial side of recruitment.

Brian is looking forward to working for Canstaff, so he can contribute to the company’s progress and success with the experiences he has gained over the years in the Recruitment Industry.

Don Pitcorn Canstaff Consultant

Don Pitcorn


Born and raised in the small King Country town of Te Kuiti, Don was enticed by the promise of world travel from the NZ Navy and ‘flew the nest’ to follow his dream.

Don has held recruitment consultant roles with an Auckland based recruitment company for the past 9.5 years; 3 in Penrose and 6.5 in Pukekohe. His local contacts and knowledge give him a winning advantage over other consultants and he looks forward to meeting clients and candidates to be part of your employment solution.

Don describes working with Auckland’s youth as his biggest passion. He finds fulfilment when placing the right candidate with the right job, and this is magnified tenfold when assisting young people to reach their goals, develop work ethic and take on responsibilities in their new roles.

Curtis Stower Canstaff Consultant

Curtis Stower


Curtis has worked in recruitment in a variety of roles for 12 years before joining the team at Canstaff in 2019. Curtis focuses on our customer base on the North Shore including Northland.

Previous to this he enjoyed 12 years as a Corporate Manager at Sky City overseeing the operation of bars and restaurants.

Curtis was born in Auckland and while he loves the diversity his home city, he has also taken many opportunities to see the world, a highlight was travelling around the world with his wife and children taking carry on luggage only.

Curtis Stower Canstaff Consultant

Renee Haenga


Renee has lived and worked in the Queenstown area for over 20 years.

She has held a number of positions within the real estate industry in Queenstown and wider central lakes area. Renee has a large business network and is well known to many in the area as a hard worker who will get the job done.

Out of work Renee enjoys, travel, socialising with friends and most of the outdoor activities this incredible area has to offer.