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Working in Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands has one of the weakest economies in the South Pacific. This, coupled with the nation’s high unemployment rate, leave very few options for foreigners looking for work.

Most of the population is involved in agriculture and fishing activities, but these are not high paying jobs. The tourism industry has developed a little bit over the past years, but the lack of adequate infrastructure is impeding its further growth. Nonetheless, a foreigner with a proficient understanding of the English language and preferably some past experience in the tourism and hospitality industry might be able to secure a job.

There is a shortage of teachers in the country, but most positions are covered by volunteers. However, a foreigner with the proper credentials could obtain employment. Doctors and nurses also have higher chances of working in Solomon Islands.

Anyone wishing to work in Solomon Islands is required to obtain a work permit prior to entering the country. 


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