How To Find a Job in Tonga as a Foreigner

Coastline in Tonga

Coastline in Tonga (source: Wikimedia Commons)

Tonga, like Vanuatu and Palau and other tropical countries in the South Pacific, is a beautiful country with a not so beautiful number of job opportunities. You are going to really have to hustle in order to pull off a job. Volunteer opportunities are available (e.g. Peace Corps), but real money making opportunities are few and far between. Nevertheless, if you are dead set on living and working in Tonga, check out the useful resources below to get your job search kicked off.

Also, be sure to double check my Tonga visa page for the latest visa information.

Below is a selection of resources for searching for employment opportunities as a foreigner in Tonga.

General Job Search Engines and Classifieds

With the sites below, you can expect to get a 0.5 to 1.0% response rate (people who will respond back to you to whom you sent your application/CV.) Nevertheless, I encourage you to give these sites a try as you never know what you will come up with or what connections you can make from a simple e-mail or application.

  • CareerJet: I’ve seen some postings on CareerJet for jobs in Tonga.
  • Riley GuideHandpicked sites that enable you to search for employment in specific countries and/or regions around the world.

Teaching English

All of the sites below are pretty similar and have teaching options. While the jobs won’t be plentiful for Tonga, it is definitely worth browsing through each site to see what you come up with. Also, be sure to check out this cool table from the International TEFL academy that shows how much money teachers can expect to make in various countries around the world.

Overseas and Expat Job Portals

  • Go Abroad: I’ve always been a fan of GoAbroad. In fact, on the visa information portion of my website, you will find where I have linked to their global embassies directory. They have a good job portal too.
  • Linkedin: Last but not least, this huge professional social network is a resource for building contacts in the field and location of your interest. You are going to want to look up professionals with work based in Tonga.

There you have it. The best places to find jobs in Tonga as a foreigner. For information on visas for Tonga, be sure to check out my Tonga visa page.

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