How To Find a Job in Barbados as a Foreigner



Barbados is an island nation located in the Lesser Antilles. The official language is English.

If you’re looking for a job in this country, you should know that competition for the best jobs is high because there are quite a few skilled people in the labor force, yet the country is small, so opportunities are not all that plentiful. Your best bet is to purchase a plane ticket to Bridgetown and start looking. That way, if opportunity strikes, you will be ready.

Even if you do end up landing a job, you will then need to go through the Barbados work permit process, which is a real hassle. If you’ve gotten that far though, congratulations in seeing your hard work pay off!

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

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.

  • Caribbean Jobs: Caribbean Jobs is a good job search engine for Barbados. It is not as thorough as Career Jet though.
  • Nation News: Check the classifieds section of this popular Barbados newspaper.
  • Career Jet: I’m sure you are familiar with this giant search engine. They have opportunities in Barbados.

Thoughts of Other Bloggers and Websites

Overseas and Expat Job Portals

  • Overseas Jobs:  I find that there is often significant overlap between the postings on this site and that of other sites. Nevertheless this site has been around for a while.
  • 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.

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

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