Job searching for expat

Hello Everyone,

We invite you to share some information regarding the job market for expats in Brazil. This information will be incredibly helpful to anyone considering moving there, so we're very grateful for your contribution.

What are the types of jobs that are easily accessible to expats in Brazil?

What are the ones most in-demand for expats?

Which industry and/or jobs have limited workforce?

Are there any existing surveys, data, or reports done regarding this topic? 

How about teaching English ? How much salary can someone get? and do you advice the person set up his or her own school? or teach in private schools or part time or public schools? and how much will it cost someone for setting up?

Thank you for sharing your experience.

Who is "we"?
To work must be a citizen or have work permit or be a permanent resident'.
Jobs all depend on area you live.

Texanbrazil :

Who is "we"?
To work must be a citizen or have work permit or be a permanent resident'.
Jobs all depend on area you live.

He appears like a moderator. If this is for him he should say so so we can level up to him. Spurious statements are met with scrutiny in this forum. He should be smoked out to reveal the truth and what the real status is...

robal

Agree

Texanbrazil :

Who is "we"?
To work must be a citizen or have work permit or be a permanent resident'.
Jobs all depend on area you live.

Thanks for the reply ☺️
How will someone who have work permit or permanent resident go about it ?
And please which area do you think it’s quite good to settle in terms or looking for job ?
Can you elaborate me more about the teaching and setting up a part time or private school?

robal :
Texanbrazil :

Who is "we"?
To work must be a citizen or have work permit or be a permanent resident'.
Jobs all depend on area you live.

He appears like a moderator. If this is for him he should say so so we can level up to him. Spurious statements are met with scrutiny in this forum. He should be smoked out to reveal the truth and what the real status is...

robal

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In such scenario what do you think it will be the precise estimates of accuracy for me?

yifan :
Texanbrazil :

Who is "we"?
To work must be a citizen or have work permit or be a permanent resident'.
Jobs all depend on area you live.

Thanks for the reply ☺️
How will someone who have work permit or permanent resident go about it ?
And please which area do you think it’s quite good to settle in terms or looking for job ?
Can you elaborate me more about the teaching and setting up a part time or private school?

1. As a foreigner, you can only get a Labor Card ("work permit", if you prefer) if you already have permanent residency.  You will not find a legal job without one.

2. São Paulo and the metropolitan area surrounding it account for the largest single proportion of Brazil's GDP, and so have the highest employment.  However, Brazil's recovery from the Great Recession is far from complete, and job growth has been disappointing so far.  Your Labor Card will clearly identify you as a foreigner on its face (and it has a different color), and many, if not most Brazilian employers have a strong preference for hiring Brazilians first.  Unless you have specialized skills that are in high demand and speak and write excellent Portuguese, finding a high paying, professional job will be close to impossible.

3. Getting a job in a private school will be entirely dependent on your skill set; the salary will probably be a disappointment.

yifan :

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In such scenario what do you think it will be the precise estimates of accuracy for me?

Not very good so far, I'm afraid.  :cool:

The best way to ask a question here is just to ask it, in a simple and straightforward manner.  Imitating the way moderators ask general discussion questions is confusing, and may not give you the answers you're looking for.

Here as anywhere, it's also not considered good form to "Like" your own posts.

abthree :
yifan :

👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
In such scenario what do you think it will be the precise estimates of accuracy for me?

Not very good so far, I'm afraid.  :cool:

The best way to ask a question here is just to ask it, in a simple and straightforward manner.  Imitating the way moderators ask general discussion questions is confusing, and may not give you the answers you're looking for.

Here as anywhere, it's also not considered good form to "Like" your own posts.

Got it ,thanks 😊

abthree :
yifan :
Texanbrazil :

Who is "we"?
To work must be a citizen or have work permit or be a permanent resident'.
Jobs all depend on area you live.

Thanks for the reply ☺️
How will someone who have work permit or permanent resident go about it ?
And please which area do you think it’s quite good to settle in terms or looking for job ?
Can you elaborate me more about the teaching and setting up a part time or private school?

1. As a foreigner, you can only get a Labor Card ("work permit", if you prefer) if you already have permanent residency.  You will not find a legal job without one.

2. São Paulo and the metropolitan area surrounding it account for the largest single proportion of Brazil's GDP, and so have the highest employment.  However, Brazil's recovery from the Great Recession is far from complete, and job growth has been disappointing so far.  Your Labor Card will clearly identify you as a foreigner on its face (and it has a different color), and many, if not most Brazilian employers have a strong preference for hiring Brazilians first.  Unless you have specialized skills that are in high demand and speak and write excellent Portuguese, finding a high paying, professional job will be close to impossible.

3. Getting a job in a private school will be entirely dependent on your skill set; the salary will probably be a disappointment.

How easily it is to set up your own school? Like private language school?

For Chinese?  There may be a market for Chinese language instruction, but it may be best to develop connections first, perhaps by  marketing yourself to industrial or agricultural product concerns that have business in China and have an interest in training for their staffs.  Assuming that you speak standard Mandarin and good Portuguese, there may be possibilities.

The English market is pretty flooded, between native speakers and Brazilians who are fluent in the North American English that is preferred here.

Thanks for this information. Appreciate it a lot

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