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Finding a job in Kazakhstan as an expat

Located in Asia, this country dwells in a highly established industrial manufacturing sector, widely involved in machine-building for agriculture and defense, and the extracting and processing of its natural resources, the major being uranium. The nation’s economy thrives on its energy and economic reform leading to the investment of billions of dollars from overseas, all of which have led to its rapid growth in recent years.  The small country is one of the top global oil-producing nations, and the largest producer of uranium in the globe. Aside from this, the agriculture and livestock sector continue to play a larger role in rural parts of the country, of which a quarter of the nation’s working population is gainfully engaged. Although agriculture only accounts for 4.5 percent of the GDP. Despite the effects of the recession, the government managed to change its deficit, pay off most of the national debts, and established a revised pension reform program, all of which have flourished the economy and made the country attractive to foreigners. Working in the country is not different from that in Western countries. There are the regular long working hours, time spent commuting to work, and dealing with lots of bureaucracy and red tape. Aside from these few challenges, working within the territory is quite enjoyable and relaxing.

This article contains information on getting a job in the city as an expat if you are relocating or already living there.

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Finding jobs as an expat

The oil and petroleum industry are indeed a thriving and appealing business in the state, making it the top source of employment, yet there are jobs available in various sectors of the economy. However, they are limited to those with English proficiency. To teach in a local school, an expat from a native-speaking country does not require a proficiency certificate or much experience. Although the pay is not as competitive as other white-collar jobs, some teaching positions pay attractive salaries. Living in the country is not easy given the costs of household items, so earning a decent salary is quite important.

The financial sector is also a source of employment for expats. A lot of international companies including banks such as Citigroup and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group have branch offices within the city, thus expats interested in working here can search online on the recruitment portal of their websites for available job opportunities. There are vacancies in the tourism sector too, and the health sector has positions available to qualified medical professionals who are willing to relocate to the state. You can search online on websites offering remote, full time or part time job positions. There are thousands of these job portals on the internet these days. Another way to find jobs is via social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook groups, etc. 

Work visa/permits for working expats

To acquire the right to reside and work within the city, an expat requires a work permit. This application is usually handled by the employer, including the expenses and form filling. Expats can only work here when they have received a job offer from a domestic company or an international company with a branch in the republic. Work permits allow foreigners to work while residence permits allow them to reside if their work permit is valid. A work visa usually allows a foreigner entry into the republic to work.  Generally, work permits are limited to a certain duration of time say at most four years, but this rule is subject to change depending on certain factors that might arise. To stay permanently in the nation, an expat must qualify for a permanent residency permit. 

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