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Working in Tonga

Given the fact that Tonga does not have one of the strongest and thriving economies around, job opportunities for foreigners are few and far between.

Certified teachers could be able to find a job position teaching English in one of Tonga’s institutions. Health care professionals, such as doctors or nurses, also have a higher chance of finding employment in this South Pacific nation. The tourism industry has recently started slowly taking off in Tonga, opening new job positions for foreigners with past experience in the field.

Another viable option of getting paid in Tonga is by starting your own business. However, this might be quite a lengthy process and success is by no means guaranteed. Partnering up with a local might increase your chances of setting up a profitable business venture.

In order to work legally in Tonga, you will be required to apply for a work permit. This can only be done once you have secured an employment offer. 


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