Job Opportunities

It makes sense to find a career that will help you thrive in one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Thankfully, Hong Kong companies are likely to pay top dollar for great talents, be they local or foreign.

A wide range of industries in the city are always on the look-out for highly educated professionals to support the rapid expansion of businesses, or fill specialised roles. Fields in finance, IT and lately crypto, for instance, are always looking for qualified staff and you can expect an impressive compensation package if you have the right qualifications and experience.

For many, one of the major concerns of job searching in Hong Kong is the language barrier. While it’s true that many local companies prefer candidates who speak Cantonese, Putonghua, and English proficiently, as Asia’s world city, Hong Kong is home to plenty of multinational and global businesses, where staff on many senior management teams hail from overseas and English is the lingua franca. They often have attractive budgets for top-notch talent too, so keep an eye out for job postings from the big firms!

The local government has a talent list that compiles some of the most sought-after industry functions. If your expertise lies in one of these fields, you instantly benefit from these immigration facilitation policies: under GEP and ASMTP, you are a lot more hirable for Hong Kong employers as they are exempt from having to prove difficulties in recruiting locally; and you are automatically awarded with 30 bonus points in QMAS application, fast tracking you and your family towards permanent residency! Is your profession absent from the list? Don’t let that deter you—Hong Kong’s job market is as fast-paced as the city itself. Be patient, and your dream job might just be round the corner.