Is it easy to find a job in Malta?
Yes and no. If you are a national of the European Union, of the European Economic Area (EEA), and of Switzerland, you might find a job in Malta faster than non-EU nationals. EU citizens do not need a work permit to be authorized to work in Malta. However, keep in mind that if you intend to stay longer in Malta, you would need to apply for an eResidence card at Identity Malta located in Valletta.
Why relocate and find a job in Malta?
Malta joined the European Union in 2004 and with a population of about 500,000 (growing steadily), it has become home to many expats. You might be asking yourself the question what is the reason so many foreigners choose Malta as their base to live and work.
Let’s shortlist some of the main points:
- The official languages are Maltese and English.
- Sun, a lot of summer days and nights!
- Malta is very close to Sicily, Italy and within short flight distance to major European countries and the Middle East.
- Attractive network of double tax treaties with more than 80 countries around the world.
- Major maritime hub: Malta Freeport is a main regional hub
- Malta is part of the Schengen area, which allows travel between member states without internal border controls.
- Political system is relatively stable.
- An educated and multi-lingual workforce and tax incentives to attract foreign professionals.
- High quality of life in a typical Mediterranean island lifestyle.
- Events! Malta has become a mecca for celebrities and pop stars.
- A fantastic selection of food to choose from. There is a huge expat community in Malta that offers pretty much any flavour of the world.
Still debating why relocate and find a job in Malta?
You may have come across interesting jobs in Malta in the sectors of iGaming, Information Technology, and Legal & Compliance. You might have also heard or read about the “Blockchain Island”. It is no secret that the online gaming industry contributes a substantial chunk to the Maltese economy or over 12 per cent of the local GDP.
According to market research report, “Bet365 claims to have more than 35 million customers, making it one of the world’s largest online gambling company.” You may not be aware of the fact but Bet365 just expanded their presence in Malta. One of the main drivers for this move is the current regulatory developments Malta has in place. This strategic move from Gibraltar to Malta has created hundreds of jobs not only for the locals but predominantly for expats. Hence, if you have experience in the online gaming industry, you might want to consider your skills and background as an asset and look for jobs in Malta.
What about “The Blockchain Island”? Where did that come from? On the 1st November 2018, Malta officially introduced the three laws establishing the regulatory framework governing Distributed Ledger Technology (the “DLT”), Blockchain Technology (the “Blockchain”) and Cryptocurrencies. That move made Malta the first country in the world to regulate this Crypto sector and offer a legal solution to many operators within the Blockchain space. Mass media attention followed and some of the biggest Cryptocurrency exchange operators saw an opportunity. Binance and Okex, some of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges by revenue, made the strategic move to set up their headquarters in Malta.
Still not convinced? Let us help you!
Finding your dream international job, especially straight out of university with just internship experience, can be very scary. Programs to work abroad might help you a lot to start with, but only in short term perspective. Having a supportive recruiters to trustworthy employers is the perfect balance to have as you plunge into the unknown abroad.
At VacancyCentre, a leading recruitment agency in Malta, we may assist and advice through your career path so that you can land a dream job in Malta.
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