jobs in china
while the rate of economic growth has slowed down in recent years, job prospects are generally good. china has implemented many policies and measures to attract foreigners to live, study and work in the country.
check these links to know more about the policies:
many expatriate workers in china find jobs with foreign-invested enterprises. although opportunities do exist with chinese companies, these usually require some knowledge of mandarin.
but remember, if you want to work in china, there are some rules you should follow.
according to the rules for the administration of employment of foreigners in china, any foreigner seeking employment in china shall meet the following conditions:
18 years of age or older and in good health
with professional skills and job experience required for the work of intended employment
with no criminal record
a clearly-defined employer
with valid passport or other international travel document in lieu of the passport
for those who are under study or interim programs but want to seek a part-time job, sorry, it is not allowed to work.
foreigners wanting to work in china should obtain a work permit and a work-type residence permit in accordance with relevant regulations.
the steps of application include:
apply online from outside china for a foreigner’s work permit notice
apply for a z or r visa at a chinese embassy or consulate
apply for the foreigner’s work permit at a foreigner work management department
apply for work-type residence permits at a public security department
for the application, you need the following 7 items:
application form for foreigner’s work permit
job qualification certificate
medical certificate (except for foreigners who already have a valid residence permit)
employment contract, employment certificate, or government authorization letter
passport, visa or valid residence permit
certificate (diploma) of highest academic degree or relevant vocational qualification certificate
non-criminal record certificate
if you are high-end foreign talents, there is green channel that doesn’t need online application and paper material.
types of employment
we’ve posted many articles about work permits mentioning three classifications of foreign employees, include:
high-end talents (category a)
professional talents (category b)
ordinary foreigners (category c)
you can check the following website to read the detailed classification standards:
if you want to get a job in china, it’s a good way to know someone at the company or in the industry before applying for a position to help you know more.
although there are more and more chinese speak english, especially in major cities like beijing, shanghai, guangzhou, and shenzhen, some knowledge of mandarin could also boost your chances of success when looking for work.
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source | china gov / china daily