Employment and Work Permits

Foreign Nationals are required to have a residence permit and a work permit to hold a job in Ghana. Your employer applies for work permits, on your behalf. If you switch jobs, your new employer will have to apply for a new work permit for you. There are a limited number of work permits a company can request so employers are often very selective when it comes to employing foreign nationals. At the same time, you may have skills and experience that are in great demand.

If you are looking for employment in Ghana, it is advisable to contact a recruitment company (see Recruitment Companies Listings) several months before you arrive. Be cautious when dealing with little known recruitment companies. This can sometimes be a front for a scam. All reputable recruitment and staffing companies are licensed by the Labour Department.

It is also important to note that Embassies often hire Foreign Nationals and depending on the position a work permit may not be required. Unfortunately, there is a lot of competition for Embassy employment and often, strict eligibility restrictions. Most embassies post their openings via their websites.

Please refer to the Services section for recommended recruitment agencies.

Last modified on Monday, 13 May 2013 12:53