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Tuvalu and the Pacific Islands : finding a job

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1. Posted by Tsunami (Full Member 35 posts) 11y

Tsunami has indicated that this thread is about Tuvalu

I am quite interested in spening a while in the Pacific. For some reason the place I'd like to go to most would be Tuvalu. I don't know why, but the islands fascinate me in a strange way (and no, the fact that they're sinking is not a main point of interest).
However, also the other islands of the Pacific interest me, especially for Pitcairn I've also had a huge fascination for a long time (yet don't really count on finding a job there).

Now I don't really believe in learning to know a country just by being tourist, so I would like to find a job in the country I will be going to next and stay there for a while.

The Pacific is one of the option for me, and I was wondering if there's any work on the Pacific Islands.
It may be easier to search employment in New Zealand or Australia, though if my main goal are the Pacific states it'd be better of course to work on Fiji, Tuvalu, Tonga or one of the other states.

is there any website where jobs are listed for these countries, is there any chance for foreigners to find a job there ?

2. Posted by Tsunami (Full Member 35 posts) 11y

No one ?!

I did receive a nice PM from someone interested in the same. So come on people, I'm not the only interested one, someone may have heard anything that could help, or any source/place where jobs in these places are listed ?

3. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 11y

Why would someone give a job to an anonymous thrill seeker/flake on the net when there are all kinds of qualified locals out of work?

4. Posted by Tsunami (Full Member 35 posts) 11y

Don't know if there's that much qualified locals for all work that could be done... And even so, there's always jobs that go to people with foreign experience first.

5. Posted by Peter (Admin 5807 posts) 11y

Hmm yeah, Pitcairn would be next to impossible to find a job with only a handful of people living on the island. Getting there and back would be hard enough in itself!

As for Tuvalu. Have you checked the visa requirements? As they wouldn't have a Working Holiday Visa option, you would most likely be limited to a business visa, which may be (it should be), next to impossible to get unless you have proven that your skills will be filling a job that no-one else in Tuvalu can fill. That seems like a very difficult prospect to me.

But if you can work out the visa issues, it may just be the best time ever.