Get a career and a life.

Working hard and getting ahead is considered a virtue in New Zealand. You’ll find we’re a well-developed, connected country and we can offer all sorts of opportunities to advance and broaden your career.

But, just as important to us is life away from the job. Good living in New Zealand is about balancing an honest day’s work with social fun, time at home with your family and friends taking advantage of all the recreational opportunities you can enjoy here.

You’ll find the pace of life here is less stressful. And, there are all sorts of opportunities to get outdoors and be as physical as you want – from lazing on an uncrowded beach to getting close to nature in the bush or hooping it down a mountain bike track. Enjoying the outdoors isn't just a rural privilege - you can experience this lifestyle while living in our cities too.

There’s a lively arts scene with heaps going on in music, theatre, film and comedy. And you get a good dose of annual leave plus public holidays so there’s plenty of time to enjoy all the great things New Zealand has to offer.


Living in Canterbury

People in Canterbury enjoy a lifestyle most can only dream of. We're proud to offer new residents one of the most welcoming and attractive lifestyle choices in New Zealand. Excellent medical and educational facilities, a vibrant and enterprising business sector, an abundance of sporting and recreational facilities and a friendly community all come together to make Canterbury a fantastic place to live, grow and bring up a family.

Whether you’re after the adrenaline rush of white water rafting, hiking through our lush native bush or a more leisurely soak in our famous hot water pools, Canterbury ticks the right boxes. Check out this website for a virtual tour of Canterbury’s must do’s:

For an international perspective on Environment Canterbury: