Overseas Job Seekers

Most companies in Cayman receive a continuous barrage of  overseas applications from people looking for jobs in the Cayman Islands, but very few are deemed to be genuine.

The minefield of applying for employment on the Island is further complicated by the requirement to advertise any position prior to a work permit application or annual renewal. A flick through the local classifieds may give a misleading picture of the job market. Employers are discouraged from giving any indication that the position may be a work permit renewal, as this can discourage local applicants. With just under 27,263 work permits in issue as of May 2019, many apparent vacancies will actually turn out to be for a work permit application or renewal.

This makes trying to find a position by reading employment classifieds something of a needle-in-a-haystack. For most job-seekers, responding to such ads should only be a part of a more proactive, direct strategy. The most effective approach to finding good employment depends on what type of role you are suited for and how soon you wish to relocate.

A good place to start is with one of the recruitment agencies that are based in Cayman. See our Recruitment and Employment Agencies section for more information.