What’s On?

The Christchurch technology scene is well connected and vibrant. Below are links you might find useful in seeing what’s going on around the City on a regular basis in the tech sector.

Canterbury Tech Cluster

A non-profit organisation aimed at helping the Canterbury tech sector succeed at home and worldwide. This is an active group with monthly networking and speaker events covering both technical and business topics.
Each year they also run the successful Canterbury Tech Summit.

Meetup User Groups

The Tech Cluster has a list of user groups on their website.

EPIC (Enterprise Precinct and Innovation Campus) is a community of hi-tech entrepreneurs running their businesses under one roof. The campus was born after the earthquake when people shared office spaces and realised working together and sharing ideas was highly effective in growing business. The building itself is in the heart of the new Innovation Precinct and attracts speakers and events from all over New Zealand and globally. For more information  and jobs from their tenants and others go to

Export New Zealand

Export New Zealand run a number of events each year in Christchurch, many focused on the technology sector.

Institute of IT Professionals (IITP)

The IITP aims to be the voice of the IT profession in New Zealand and hold regular events in Christchurch.

Finding Work in the Tech Sector

If you have the right technical and personal skills Christchurch would love to welcome you. Many technology skills are in high demand so check out the Immigration New Zealand Skilled Shortages List.

Many businesses are growing at fantastic rates and whether you want to work in a large or small organisation there is likely to be a role for you. Most vacancies in the technology sector will be posted on one or all of the following job sites:

You can also keep an eye on these sites which are specifically aimed at people who don’t live in New Zealand right now:

Highlighting the fact there is a huge range of opportunities in Christchurch, there are a number of recruiting companies who specialise in the technology sector.
These companies only recruit technology roles:

Sourced are IT and Technology recruitment specialists and are heavily focused on supporting our local industry. We know Canterbury IT and Tech; with a dynamic team that boasts the most local experience, we bring fresh ideas and excellent opportunities to you, everyday.

EPIC Innovation
EPIC Innovation is a tech and innovation campus within the Innovation Precinct.  Jobs from their tenants and others are posted here.

Absolute IT
High performing teams are made up of people who are the right fit in terms of skills, experience and culture. Finding these talented IT professionals in Canterbury for your business is what Absolute IT does best.  We are a specialist IT recruitment company and our team in Christchurch can give you access to the best IT talent in Canterbury and as we have nationwide offices, we can also source IT talent across NZ. Furthermore, if you need IT recruitment advice or the latest insights on IT salary trends in the Canterbury region, no problem, we can help with that too. Contact our office in Christchurch and let us help you take the hassle out of IT recruitment.

Sunstone Talent
Sunstone Talent recruits across the whole IT vertical, whether it be graduates, support (applications or infrastructure/networks), web/software developers, testers, BA’s, PM’s through to senior management – CIO/CTO’s.

Farrow Jamieson
Farrow Jamieson recruit at all levels of the information technology and telecommunication industry, from senior leadership roles, through consulting assignments to any level within an organisation and have a strong track record in finding alternative sourcing strategies for hard to fill roles and within candidate dry markets.

Kelly IT Resources
IT Recruitment Consultant, specialising in the provision of high calibre IT Professionals for temporary, contract and permanent placements for a range of key clients including; SaaS, ISPs, IT outsource providers and in-house IT departments.

Enterprise Recruitment
With over 40 years of operation we at Enterprise Recruitment utilise our well established network within Canterbury to provide exciting opportunities in all areas of the technology sector. With an emphasis on international sourcing strategies we are well equipped to assist individuals seeking employment here.

Crescent Recruitment
Crescent’s Recruitment Consultants bring over 20 years’ experience working with Christchurch’s and New Zealand’s top ICT employers, helping them attract talented individuals from hands-on technical professionals through to senior leaders. Given our track record in the local market we are able to provide candidates who are looking to relocate an insight into Christchurch’s exciting ICT sector and help them settle into careers and culture.

The Talent Hive

The Talent Hive is a specialist Engineering and IT Recruitment firm with offices in New Zealand and the UK

Randstad Technologies

Randstad Technologies is the largest IT recruitment firm globally, placing over 140,000 IT professionals into work each year. With a network spanning over 40 countries, Randstad Technologies can provide you with unparalleled access to jobs, resources, technology and experience.

We work with employers from around the globe, ranging from small hi-tech start-ups to multinational leaders. Through our highly strategic and personalised services, we help to strengthen your competitive position through access to the best ICT organisations in the market.