Skilled workers required for the rebuild of Christchurch

The rebuild of Christchurch is expected to create several work opportunities in the Canterbury region.  There is currently demand for skilled workers, particularly Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers and Engineers; there is also some demand for tradesmen such as painters, carpenters and plasterers.

Below please find details of skills required as at February 2013.    To discuss your situation, please contact The Immigration Consultant.

Occupational group Occupation and ANZSCO number


Required standard for work visa applicants with an offer of employment


Construction Project Manager (Chip sealing, Asphalt or other Technical Manager) (Roading and Infrastructure) (133111)


Bachelor of Engineering (Level 7) OR Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) and trained in Staff Management AND ten years relevant practical experience


Construction Project Manager (Foreman) (Roading and Infrastructure) (133111)


At least five years’ experience in building or maintaining roads AND Staff management experience AND appropriate drivers licence


Construction Project Manager (Roading and Infrastructure) (133111)


Bachelor or Diploma of Engineering or equivalent and Project Management qualification AND a minimum of five years’ relevant experience AND staff management experience


Project Builder (including Building Project Manager and Site Foreman) (133112)


National Diploma in Construction Management (Level 6) AND three years’ relevant post qualification experience


Surveyor (232212) Bachelor of Surveying


Urban and Regional Planner (232611) Bachelors degree (or higher) in environmental or resource planning


Quantity Surveyor (233213) Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying) AND three years’ relevant post qualification experience


Building Inspector / Building Surveyor (312113)



National Diploma in Building Control Surveying, Building, Construction Management or Architectural Design/Technology OR Bachelor Degree in Building Surveying or Building Science AND two years experience


Surveying Technician (Spatial Science Technician/Land Surveyor’s Technician) (312116)



Bachelor or Diploma of Surveying AND two years’ relevant work experience