Canterbury is a region located in the central-eastern South Island that is home to the largest city in the South Island, Christchurch. Other major centres in Canterbury include Timaru, Ashburton, Rangiora and Rolleston. The region is full of natural beauty and outdoor adventures, from beautiful golden beaches to lushes flat plains to rugged mountain terrain.

The region's economy is diversified into agriculture, industry, fishing, forestry, tourism and energy. In Christchurch especially, manufacturing is a large sector as well as construction and engineering as a result of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake that is seeing Christchurch undergo a major rebuild and transforming itself into one of the most modern and sustainable cities in the world.

Key Information
Population 600,100
Employment rate 69.5%
GDP Per Capita $55,727
Average Weekly Rent $372

Universities in Canterbury

With a research-led focus, New Zealand's universities are in the top 3% of universities worldwide.

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Polytechnics in Canterbury

These government-owned institutes of technology take a structured, applied approach.

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PTEs in Canterbury

Private Training Establishments offer courses in a wide range of areas, including tourism, I.T, and design.

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ITOs in Canterbury

Government and industry-funded education.

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