Working in Ghana

Ghana enjoys a diverse and strong economy, the 10th largest on the continent. Powered by a high performing financial sector, and gold exports, the country has good trade links with South Africa, Europe and India. Its membership of ECOWAS strengthens its regional performance.

Working in Ghana

Ghana is one of the top destinations for people searching for work in West Africa. The country is well developed and has a strong, rounded economy, offering opportunities for early career and senior professionals in many fields. Natural resources mean the country has strong mining and extraction industries and excellent agriculture production. One quirk of working in Ghana is the flexibility of time. The working culture means that there is low expectation for punctuality, and you should factor this in to your working approach. The healthcare system is generally underdeveloped in comparison to much of Ghana, so private health insurance is a must. Safety and security is better than many West African neighbours, but be alert. Financial crime is part of every day life, and you should be careful to protect yourself. Ghana does offer a vibrant lifestyle, with a lot of cultural highlights, and is an attractive place to live and work.

Ghana - Need To Know




Ghanaian Cedi (GHS)

Dialling Code


Official Languages


Capital City Airport

Kotoka International Airport


Ghana (UTC)

How Do I Work In Ghana?

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