New employees needed to rebuild Canterbury

September 13, 2011


As the popular New Zealand city of Canterbury continues to build strong infrastructure and property developments, it has continued to highlight the dire need for skilled migrants and builders, right throughout the country.

Last month, more than 2900 new jobs in the region were listed on the Seek website, this is a 57% jump on the same time last year -the highest the region has seen since 2007.

The building industry is growing increasingly concerned that there will not be enough skilled workers to help the NZD$30 billion reconstruction programme – with the total of building trades workers needing to double over the next five years to keep up with the construction process.

“We are going to have a significant shortage of skilled labour,” said Ruma Karaitiana of the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation.

Warwick Quinn of the Master Builders Federation believes it is not just the trade areas where additional skilled workers will be required.

“There is no doubt we are going to need external immigration support, and it’s not just in the trade areas,” he said.

“It’s also in the professional areas such as engineering, geotechnical engineering, architecture, design and supervision.”

The growth in job vacancies is widespread, but focuses on the areas of communications and technology, trades and office/administration.

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