- In the face of inflation in Pakistan, many are considering emigrating to find better job opportunities abroad, with the Middle East, particularly UAE job hunting.
- Job seekers in the UAE need to be aware of the various types of work permits offered by the UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization, including temporary, part-time, and flexible job contracts, providing more flexibility for job seekers and employers.
- The UAE offers 12 different types of work permits, including permits for hiring workers from abroad, transferring foreign workers, recruiting students and juveniles, employing UAE/GCC nationals, and issuing freelance permits for self-sponsored foreigners, providing diverse options for those seeking employment in the UAE’s private sector.
What’s on everyone’s mind at a time when inflation is wreaking havoc across Pakistan and people’s proverbial coat is getting shorter and shorter?
It’s the urge to move out and find a decent job abroad, particularly UAE job hunting.
Choosing Where to Move
For many people, the Middle East is a good option, considering the place is close to them and is culturally more aligned. And in that region, the UAE tops the list for job aspirants who are looking to make a decent life abroad. But the move is not easy, and many people make mistakes when they make the big decision of moving to the UAE.
Months spent in finding a good job in the futuristic emirates can go to waste if aspiring candidates are not familiar with the different types of work permits offered by the UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization.
Now, the employees are not bound to hire for full-time schemes and can navigate through shared jobs, temporary jobs, remote work, part-time, and flexible job contracts to recruit new talent.
These new labour laws have allowed the private sector to both hire and train new and existing talent and contribute to the UAE’s thriving economy.
Now, this is what you might be thinking: what are those work permits? Read on!
Types of Work Permits in the UAE
Here is the list of 12 types of UAE work permits as advertised on the online portal of the UAE government:
1. a work permit to recruit a worker from outside the UAE
2. a work permit to transfer a foreign worker from one establishment to another
3. a work permit for a resident on a family sponsorship
4. a temporary work permit to hire a worker to complete a job within a specific period
5. one-mission work permit to recruit a worker from abroad to complete a temporary job or a particular project for a specific period
6. a part-time work permit to recruit a worker under a part-time contract where his working hours or days are less than his full-time contract
7. a juvenile permit to recruit a juvenile between 15 and 18 years
8. a student training and employment permit to employ a 15-year-old student who is already in the UAE
9. UAE/GCC national permit to employ a UAE or a GCC national
10. a golden visa holder permit to employ a worker holding the UAE’s Golden Residence visa
11. national trainee permit to train a UAE national
12. a freelance permit issued to self-sponsored foreigners in the UAE, who provide services or perform tasks to individuals or companies (without being sponsored by a specific employer in the UAE and without having an employment contract).
These work permits are a ticket for most people to join the UAE’s private sector! However, you should first go into the details and check the eligibility before you move forward with the process.
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