Working in Gabon

The size of the economy in Gabon has doubled in the last 10 years, with increased exports in Oil & Gas providing the impetus for growth. Now one of the continents top 20 economies by GDP, Gabon has strong trade links in the USA, China and Canada.

Working in Gabon

Gabon offers excellent working opportunities for oil and gas professionals at every stage of their career. It is the country’s main source of income and easily the largest sector. The political system is stable, and the country develops well. The healthcare and education systems are fairly well developed compared to regional norms, but private services are still recommended. Safety is generally considered good, but you should follow advice from your employer on staying safe, particularly in urban areas.

Gabon - Need To Know

Population

2172579

Currency

Central African CFA Franc (XAF)

Dialling Code

241

Official Languages

French

Capital City Airport

Libreville International Airport

Timezone

Gabon (UTC +01:00)

How Do I Work In Gabon?

Work Authorisation and VISA requirements
You will need a VISA to work in Gabon. 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 Gabon