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.
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