Finding a Job

Information on job-seeking in Mexico, including where to look for work and where to find classified advertisements...

In order to work legally in Mexico, foreigners need to obtain permission from the National Immigration Institute (Instituto Nacional de Migración – INM). The application to the INM is made by the prospective Mexican employer, after which individuals must obtain the appropriate visa from the Mexican embassy or consulate in the country they reside in. In certain cases, where there is no employer in the traditional sense - for example artists and athletes - individuals must apply directly to the INM.

Online Job Seeking Resources

The Mexican government provides a number of online portals where citizens and eligible foreigners can search for work. A number of other major online job portals exist, usually hosted by private companies and national newspapers. Websites are in Spanish.

The Portal del Empleo - run by the National Employment Service (Servicio Nacional de Empleo – SNE) and the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social – STPS) – offers numerous job search options, as well as advice on submitting applications and finding suitable work.

The SNE and the STPS provide an online publication with up-to-date information on job opportunities in the various states of Mexico. It is updated every two weeks.

Other resources for those looking for work include:

Job fairs

Job fairs are also organized throughout the country by the Mexican government.