Settlement Information for Newcomers

 Employers please follow this link for information related to Employing Skilled Migrants
From 1st July 2014, there is a new Immigration New Zealand settlement information service for newcomers. For your settlement information needs please visit the website or call 0508 558 855 (Press 2) if you wish to speak to someone on the phone.  You can email your question to:


For information about Christchurch and Canterbury, please visit:



Newcomer Events

Newcomers' Network
Join us for the Newcomers Network evenings at the Westpac Centre on Show Place!
This monthly event (held on the second Wednesday of every month) is a chance to meet other newcomers and mix-and-mingle in a relaxed environment. The next Newcomers' Network is on Wednesday 8 October.  Click here for more information.


A recently launched programme to assist employers and newcomers to find staff or a job!  Visit the Canterbury Skills and Employment Hub click here


An Information Pack is available that gives practical information about living in Canterbury, including Fact Sheets on:






 Christchurch is the main centre of the Canterbury province and the second largest city in New Zealand.  It is a place to enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle amidst a diverse natural landscape.