Canterbury Regional Skills Leadership Group

The Canterbury Regional Skills Leadership Group identifies and supports better ways of meeting future skills and workforce needs in the region.

The Canterbury Regional Skills Leadership Group (RSLG) is one of 15 RSLGs set up to identify and support better ways of meeting future skills and workforce needs in our regions and cities.

RSLGs are part of a joined-up approach to labour market planning that sees our workforce, education and immigration systems working together to better meet the differing skills needs across the country. Find out more about the RSLG kaupapa:

Regional Skills Leadership Groups

Canterbury RSLG

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Regional Workforce Plans

The Canterbury RSLG released its first Regional Workforce Plan (RWP) on 14 July 2022. The plan sets out aspirations, priorities and actions for current and future workforce skills development in the region. The Regional Workforce Plan has an initial focus on rangatahi as a key labour market demographic and on digital technology, manufacturing, and healthcare and social assistance as key sectors.

It mainly focuses on regional solutions to regional problems but also suggests actions at a central government level where regional solutions may not be possible or the challenge or opportunity is a national one. It will be refreshed annually.

Canterbury Regional Workforce Plans

Local insights reports

RSLGs are the eyes and ears on the ground in each region when it comes to labour market planning. Their regular insights reports are based on qualitative intel from stakeholders and partners about the local labour market.

You are welcome to quote from any report below – please attribute the Canterbury Regional Skills Leadership Group, an independent advisory group on regional skills and workforce development. ​

Latest local insights report

Previous local insights reports

Updates and other information

Progress reports on the RWP actions 

More information on the establishment of RSLGs including background documents can be found on the general Regional Skills Leadership Groups page:

Regional Skills Leadership Groups

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Last updated: 25 October 2023