One of the most important things you’ll need as a new foreigner in Phnom Penh is employment. Continue reading to learn about work permits, the labor market, and what kind of salary you would be able to earn to help you settle into your new life. The followings are the steps to get a proper job for you.
Seeking Suitable Position
Before you go, it’s a good idea to start looking for a workplace in Phnom Penh. The CamHR, Bong Thom Classifieds, and The Phnom Penh Post are only a few of the work posting websites in Cambodia. Facebook groups like Phnom Penh Jobs and Phnom Penh Jobs for Foreigners are other great way to find jobs in the region. You may also contact fellow expats in Phnom Penh to learn more about who is recruiting and what types of jobs are available.
You are likely to find something in Phnom Penh that fits your needs, depending on your previous work experience and the type of job you want. When looking for work in Phnom Penh, most expats take one of two paths. The first is to find work before arriving in the region. These are normally high-paying positions that are mostly located abroad, and they help you obtain a visa and work permit. The second, more popular route is to travel to Phnom Penh and look for work there. This is more time consuming and exhausting, but it also produces positive outcomes.
Expats are only working in a small number of local work sectors. NGOs, English teachers, the service sector, and businesses are the most popular.
Your pay and salary can vary depending on the company you work in. Teaching, NGO work, and service sector jobs pay on average USD800- 1,500 per month, while more lucrative business jobs pay USD1,000- 3,000 per month.
Getting a work permit
You will need to apply for a work permit from the government after you have found a job, which you can do at the local Sangkat (district government building) or via a third-party service. Working for a calendar year costs around USD100, and working for the current year costs another USD100. Details and guidelines change frequently, so keep an eye on the Cambodia job and visa community on Facebook for the most up-to-date information.