Canstaff is the only New Zealand owned Recruitment Company with offices across Canterbury. As market leaders we assess employment trends and when it was evident there was not a big enough pool of staff in the Canterbury Region and throughout New Zealand to satisfy the demand we began utilising overseas applicants. Canstaff began employing overseas applicants originally as a joint venture with the Canterbury Development Corporation.

The Company was originally founded to supply Agriculture labour hire in 2001 to ultimately assist farmers address the dire shortage of staff across all sectors in the buoyant Canterbury agricultural sector.

Within 6 months of starting out the recruitment focus had broadened into the industrial and commercial sectors to meet client demand.

Employment Services Ltd is the parent company which incorporates Human Resources, Health and Safety, with specialist divisions within Professional & Technical staff, Executive, Industrial Contract Labour hire and Agriculture.

By having specialist recruiters we believe we are offering our clients tailored solutions to meet their individual needs.

Canstaff first visited the United Kingdom to recruit staff in 2004 and has returned yearly to Europe to recruit high quality blue and white collar professionals. Today, sourcing and placing immigrants with New Zealand organisations is a very important component of the ESL operation.

At Canstaff we specialise in the supply of Professional & Technical staff (engineers, quantity surveyors, site managers, forepersons, etc) on a contract or permanent placement basis. We also specialise in Labour & Trades (skilled & semi-skilled general labour, carpenters & other trades, machine drivers, etc) on a long term or short term basis.

Our service has proven to be successful due to quality of service, understanding client requirements, compliance and stringent health, safety and training procedures.

The strategic locations of our offices and the availability of our management staff means that we can provide a personal service and be physically present on any client site on a regular basis. In this way we operate in the manner of an old fashioned sub-contractor where accessibility, availability and face-to-face contact are vital in ensuring customer satisfaction and issues being dealt with at source. The service is professionally supported by a dedicated team of administrative staff in finance and IT.

The corporate values governing Canstaff development include:

Canstaff is characterised by the honesty of its staff, the consistency in the delivery of service and fairness in our dealing with candidates and staff.

Canstaff has a commitment to professionalism and delivery of value in all our dealings.

Quality Commitment

Canstaff incorporate Total Quality Management (TQM) as its set of management practices. This approach ensures we constantly meet or exceed our client and applicants expectations.

This ensures we provide and continue to provide our clients with the level of service that they expect. TQM looks at the overall quality measures used by a company including managing quality design and development, quality control and maintenance, quality improvement, and quality assurance.

As a part of TQM our staff are regularly offered on-going training, and development.