Working in Cape Verde

The Cabo Verde economy is driven by its service industry and strong ties to Europe, particularly Spain and Portugal. The islands main exports are furls, textiles and fish, but 75% of the economy is powered by the services industry, mainly in commerce, tourism and public services. As a member of ECOWAS it enjoys strong regional ties with countries across West Africa

Working in Cape Verde

Cape Verde is seen as a paradise location for prospective job seekers. The archipelago nation has only a few large employers but the benefits of the lifestyle are attractive. The tourism, healthcare and education sectors offer much of the skilled employment. As a lusophone nation, you will need a command of Portuguese and this is essential for job hunting. The country has been growing significantly in recent years, and as a result their education and healthcare systems are improving.

Cape Verde - Need To Know




Cape Verdean Escudo (CVE)

Dialling Code


Official Languages


Capital City Airport

Nelson Mandela International Airport


Algeria (UTC +01:00)

How Do I Work In Cape Verde?

Work Authorisation and VISA requirements
You will need a VISA to work in Cape Verde unless you are a citizen of an ECOWAS nation. 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 Cape Verde