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Working in the Bahamas

The Bahamas has one of the strongest economies out of all island nations in the Atlantic Ocean, making it a good choice for those wishing to find employment overseas. In addition, the local language is English, which means that you could more easily comply with the requirements.

The two most thriving sectors of the nation’s economy are represented by tourism and banking. Past experience is generally a must, but with enough perseverance you should be able to secure a job. The Government tends to give preference to locals when it comes to employment, but as long as you can prove you have invaluable or unique skills, you can get hired. Other interesting sectors include pharmaceuticals, salt production, or rum production. Teachers or health care professionals could also get hired in the Bahamas. Seasonal or short-term job offers are also available. Most typically, people with construction skills are employed in shipyards.

Taking into account that the Bahamas has a somewhat permissive tax regimen (no corporate or value added taxes), starting your own business in the region is always a viable option. If this seems appealing to you, it would still be a good idea to contact a local Bahamian that could partner up with you and teach you the ropes.

Anyone wishing to work in the Bahamas for more than 3 months is required to obtain a long term work permit. Your future employer should be able to help you with the process. 


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