Working as an Expatriate

Working as an Expatriate
Malta always was a very popular destination for expatriates to live and work. In the times before EU-accession, the most popular sections where international manufacturing corporations, finance and, of course, tourism.


Working as an ExpatriateNowadays, many European business companies have settle or established subsidiaries in Malta, most notably s in e Business and here especially in iGaming. As in any globally operating Interned-based business, iGaming demands computer-versatile people with customer-service and/or marketing background, bringing fluent English and their native language into the mix. In these realms but more and more in the classic IT-business, more and more developers, administrators and support-allrounders are needed. In fact, Malta has become a hub for any IT and information driven business, operating with international subsidiaries and partners servicing customers around the globe.

This boom has also enhanced the more classic servicing areas such as finance and business consulting. Not only because companies need to establish themselves legally but also since financial management has become a thriving business sector in Malta. In this line of work, consultants, asset managers, controllers and legal specialists find work in the many companies or consultancies.

Working as an ExpatriateLast but not least the tourism industry is a s healthy as ever, many international and local operators looking for agents, guides and organisers. This also effects the hospitality industry, where multi-lingual or native speakers are a wanted asset for servicing the many tourists coming to Malta.

Although expats can also apply for the lower paid clerical or handyman jobs in Malta, it has to be noted that as in all other areas the pay over here is considerably lower than in the norther countries of Europe. Also, it is still an issue that many employers, especially in the construction business are not exactly up to standards regarding proper employment administration and especially taxation and insurance. Especially in all the lower paid jobs it is vital to check your employer for proper human resource set-up standards.

Working as an ExpatriateAs anywhere, the first step is to find a job. From this point onwards things are straightforward, the employing company doing the administrative set-up which entitles an expatriate to apply for a local ID-card. Tax is usually automatically deducted and managed in employed jobs, so paperwork is minimal.


The opportunities are there, the best start is to learn the most important information here and start looking in the classified section as well as the many pages of professional head-hunters and job-agencies.