Working in Cameroon

Africa’s 15th largest economy, Cameroon has recovered well since the economic difficulties of the late 1980’s. The country’s strength is in its diverse list of exports, from petroleum to food and textile production, leading to growth in Oil & Gas, Agriculture and Mining. The financial sector is the largest in the CEMAC group.

Working in Cameroon

Cameroon is one of the more popular destinations for people looking to work in Africa. As a politically and socially stable country, it attracts diaspora from Africa and around the world to opportunities. The main industries are varied, and this offers many opportunities for early-career and senior professionals alike. The healthcare and education systems are lacking in development, and so private alternatives are a good idea. You will also need to follow the security advice of your employer, as crime rates in the country are high in both urban and rural areas.

Cameroon - Need To Know




Central African CFA Franc (XAF)

Dialling Code


Official Languages

English, French

Capital City Airport

Nsimalen Airport


Cameroon (UTC +01:00)

How Do I Work In Cameroon?

Work Authorisation and VISA requirements
You will need a VISA to work in Cameroon. It is recommended to obtain employment there before applying, as your new employer can often sponsor your application. You can find out more information by visiting your local embassy website. More information is available using the button below.
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Job Opportunities in Cameroon