Construction workers needed in New Zealand.

There are some excellent opportunities for construction workers right now - and a lifestyle you just won’t find anywhere else.

How living in New Zealand compares

New Zealanders are relaxed, friendly and easy to get along with.

Doing well at our job is important, but we make sure we balance that with time to do our own things too. Commuting isn’t a big hassle and even in the biggest cities you’re only minutes from a beach, native park or mountain biking trail.

It’s these reasons and more that help us score at or near the top of so many international work/life balance surveys.

Natural beauty, temperate climate

New Zealand has a temperate climate - in other words, generally warm, dry summers and relatively mild, wet winters.

Humans have a much smaller footprint on New Zealand than in many countries. So it’s easy to lose the crowds, have the wide open spaces to yourself and enjoy our glorious sandy beaches, great native forests, mountains, lakes, rivers and fjords.

Construction industry in New Zealand

There are two big drivers of construction industry growth in New Zealand at the moment – continuing population growth in Auckland, and the after-effects of the earthquakes in Christchurch and the surrounding Canterbury region.

With construction industry workers of all kinds in demand there are plenty of opportunities.

If your job is on a skill shortage list and you have the qualifications and experience to match, the work visa application process is likely to be faster. And you may even be able to apply for a resident visa.

More information

Deciding to move to a new country is a big decision. To learn more about the great quality of life you could have in New Zealand, visit our Living in NZ and Working in NZ sections.

Real opportunities. Real life.

  • Jobs in NZ

    Chronic skill shortages

    Our economy is among the strongest in the OECD. We have skill shortages in over 150 professions.

  • Job opportunities

    Opportunities to advance

    Our flatter business structures mean you’ll be closer to senior people and able to prove yourself.

  • Living in NZ

    Enjoy work-life balance

    Spend more time with family and friends. We consistently lead quality of life surveys.

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