Working in Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone economy is growing, but underdeveloped. It is powered by mining and agriculture, with diamond exports being a driving force for growth. Their main trading partners are China and Belgium. As Sierra Leone continues its recovery from instability, the economy grows around 4% per year.

Working in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has grown significantly over the last 15 years, with more opportunities available for skilled workers than ever before. Mining remains the main source of employment, but there are many sectors growing around this staple industry. Healthcare and education are underdeveloped, so private arrangements are essential for those moving to the country. Sierra Leone is one of the safest country’s for professionals, though in Freetown, there is still the need for vigilance as with any city environment.

Sierra Leone - Need To Know




Sierra Leonean Leone (SLL)

Dialling Code


Official Languages


Capital City Airport

Lungi International Airport


Sierra Leone (UTC)

How Do I Work In Sierra Leone?

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