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A Cutting Edge Health Hub

With more than 7,500 new jobs created over the past few years, your skills are in demand.

Ōtautahi Christchurch’s new health precinct brings together research and development partners, the District Health Board, three universities and an Institute of Skills and Technology to prototype health-tech solutions in areas such as machine learning, virtual healthcare, wearables and bio-metrics.

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Why Christchurch?

5.3%
Average annual rate of growth for the Canterbury health care industry.

34,900 people
Employed in health care industry in Canterbury.

11.3%
Percent of Canterbury workers employed in health care and social assistance industries.
Healthcare Suli Profile

Working in healthcare has given me the opportunity to help our Pacific community in areas of public health and illness prevention, and doing it in a way that is applicable to them, their families, and within their world view.” 

Suli Tuitaupe - Registered Nurse at Tangata Atumotu Trust

The Health Sector in Canterbury

A highly connected industry means you can easily connect with employers and grow your network. Canterbury Health Innovation helps Canterbury’s health community to succeed at home and worldwide by bringing together individuals and companies to connect, be inspired and grow.

Government, businesses and education providers are working together to supercharge the growth of the health-tech sector as it has high global growth potential. For you this means opportunities to work with world-leading businesses and to grow your career in health-tech in Christchurch.

Christchurch has an undersupply of nurses across all areas including aged-care, community health, medical, mental health, disability and rehabilitation, and family health.

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