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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Work and Global Prospects

I'm almost finished with uni and so I've been looking into job prospects. It's not very vibrant because the job market is slow. But the recession is supposed to be global, so that means it's slow everywhere, right? Actually that just means things are slower everywhere but if you run a mile in four minutes usually, making one in 4.5 minutes doesn't make it a slow one (just slower).

So maybe global job opportunities are available, and with that idea I decided to check where I could work without the need for a visa and where there's agreements between countries to make getting a visa easier. And these are the results.

Under CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME):

Trinidad passport means I can work in -


  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Belize
  • Barbados
  • Dominica
  • Guyana
  • Grenada
  • St. Lucia
  • Jamaica
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Suriname
-Trinidad and Tobago since I'm a citizen.
- Canada since I'm a citizen

- USA has easier access because of NAFTA, so with a job offer there's 3 years available with TN1 status for Canadian Nationals.

NAFTA agreement might work for a job in Mexico as well, but I'm not sure.

Under Canada Young Professional 

If between ages 18-35 there's a bilateral agreement to allow young professionals to work for one year in certain countries.

  • Austria
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Estonia
  • Greece
  • Latvia
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden 
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Ukraine

Under PIO

As a Person of Indian Origin, (up to four generations removed ie great grandparents or more recent level of ancestry of Indian origin) this allows for a PIO card which means on possession of this card no separate visa is required for taking up employment (or studies). So I can work in India too, with this.


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