Tropicjobs: The #1 source for jobs in the caribbean. We list jobs in the Cayman islands, Bermuda, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas, Aruba and throughout the caribbean. Our mission is to unite job seekers with caribbean employers. Our website has been in service longer than any other caribbean jobs website. We are the premier website for Caribbean jobs.
How do I get a work permit, or work visa?
Work permits are issued by the government to employers, not employees. When you get a job the employer will send you some forms to fill out. Usually the forms ask for information about work history, education, and training that is relevant to the job you are applying for. You will also be required to have a medical exam and the doctor will be required to fill out the medical forms which will also be given to you by the employer. Some countries require you to get a police clearance. If so you will need to go to your local court or magistrate and get a letter stating your criminal record if any, and any pending charges against you. If you dont have any then you need a letter that says you dont have a criminal record and no pending charges.
Do companies hire employees from anywhere in the world?
Yes, there are no restrictions placed on hiring employees based on where they are from. The only requirement is that the company has first attemted to hire someone locally. If they cannot find an employee locally, they may seek employees from anywhere in the world.
Does Tropicjobs contact the employers for me?
No, it is up to you to contact the employer. Tropicjobs will provide you with the tools to find a suitable employer, but it is up to you to do your own job search and negotiations for employment.
How long does it take to get a work permit once I have found a job?
It varys, but you can plan on it taking at least two months for you work permit to be approved once your employer has submitted the forms to immigration.
Can I move to the caribbean before I have a job?
Only if you are very wealthy. Most countries will not allow you to take up residency unless you have a work permit, or a residency visa. Usually you have to be very wealthy or you will not be issued a residency visa without a work permit. Typically you will only be able to remain in the country for 30 to 60 days with a tourist visa.
I dont recommend that anyone attempt to move to the islands without first obtaining a job and work permit.
How many jobs are added to Tropicjobs each month?
It varys greatly, some months there are only 20 to 30 jobs, and some months there may be more than one hundred.
I dont have a credit card, is there another method of payment?
Yes, you may go to the join page and complete the sign up form less the credit card information. Print the completed form and send it along with a money order in U.S. funds to the address located at the bottom of the tropicjobs homepage. You will be notified via email once your account is activated. It usually takes at least 3 weeks.
How do employers find my resume?
Tropic Jobs contacts over 1500 employers in the caribbean every month. We spend a great deal of time and resources promoting Tropicjobs and our resume database to employers throughout the caribbean. Currently there are over 300 companies in the caribbean who have registered with tropicjobs.
What are my chances of getting a job?
That is a question that when you think about it is impossible to answer. Your chances depend upon so many things. Do you have the required skills for the position? Do you have enough experience? Are you a determined individual? If you answered yes to these questions, I would say you have a good chance at getting a job. I am an average person who was determined to work in the caribbean, and here I am working in the caribbean.
Does tropicjobs keep billing me after my membership has run out?