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Working in the Cook Islands

In many regards, the Cook Islands’ economy is still struggling, translating into the fact that there are few job openings for foreigners looking for work. The most developed local industry is tourism, so people with experience in the field might have higher chances of finding employment. Social services, education, and health care are three other sectors were foreigners could more easily find a job.

Even with these options, getting hired in this country is not exactly a walk in the park. Starting your own business or maybe buying an existing one might be easier than finding employment in the Cook Islands.

Obtaining a work permit is a must for anyone wishing to work in the Cook Island. For a list of requirements, contact a local embassy. 


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