紐西蘭移民部長今日宣布為吸引國際學生至基督城就讀，自2012年8月27日起18個月內，在quality education providers in Canterbury的學校就讀14週以上的語言課程，或一學年的Level 4 Foundation Certificate課程的學生每週可工作20小時。詳情請參閱以下公告以及紐西蘭移民局官網
Government announces new initiative to attract international students to Christchurch
Immigration Minister Nathan Guy has today announced a new initiative to attract international students to Christchurch.
Under the initiative, which will run for 18 months, work rights will be extended to English language students who attend quality education providers in Canterbury.
Students would be eligible to work 20 hours per week provided they are
studying an English language programme of at least 14 weeks' duration or
a Level 4 Foundation Certificate of one academic year’s duration.
The initiative will come into effect on 27 August 2012.