Moving to Malta & Looking for a Job

 Working Conditions in Malta

Since Malta joined the European Union, this has eased the mobility of EU workers and means that employers have access to a much larger pool of workers than before.

​Admittedly, there may be some inherent barriers like language and culture that make this process challenging. For this reason, the European Union has purposely set up the European Employment Services (EURES) in order to aid the mobility of workers across the EU member states as well as Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.

EURES provides information and advice on employment opportunities in other European countries, as well as information on conditions of work, health and safety issues, accommodation, the education, health care, training opportunities, transport, culture and the general lifestyle in particular countries. You can find more information about working conditions in any EURES member state on the EURES Portal.

The EURES Malta team, which is within Jobsplus, provides services to both employers and mobile workers. Services include provision of advice on a wide range of topics, promotion of vacancies, matching and shortlisting of CVs as well as local and EU wide events. The contact details for Malta’s EURES advisers can be found here.

EURES Malta ​

Employment Licences

Since 30th April 2011, citizens from the EU, EEA / Switzerland and their family members, do not require an employment licence to work in Malta. However the citizens of some of the newer EU members may be subject to transitional agreements. You can find more information on transition agreements by following this link. With respect to citizens outside the EEA / Switzerland an employment licence is required that is subject to labour market considerations. Further information can be found at on the Jobsplus website.