extremely difficult for foreigners to get a job in Brazil. Your best
chance is to look for an employer from your own country and see,
whether they have an opening in Brazil. The difficulty is
getting a work permit. This applies to all foreigners. Even
if the company from your home country offers you a job, the time of
your work permit will be limited.
company is obliged to train, side by side with you, a Brazilian
applicant for your job. Once this applicant is trained, your work
permit will no longer be renewed. As a consequence, there are only
two ways for being able to permanently live and work in Brazil:(1)
You can either deposit the equivalence of $200,000 in an account of
the National Bank of Brazil, to show that you have sufficient
funding to start
your own company, or, (2) you can have a child with a Brazilian
girl, marry her and then get a residence permit.
The general problem
is quite simple: There are many well educated and well
trained Brazilians who cannot find a job and Brazilian
Universities turn out ever more educated people looking for jobs.
They have the advantage to speak fluently Portuguese
and they knowhow the country runs
administratively. An ability that should never be underestimated in
a country where bureaucracy is an art! In addition, they
do the job at
less than one quarter of the costs
of an expatriate.
key to being successful in Brazil, besides a candidates obvious
professional capabilities, is to speak fluently Portuguese.
It is a difficult language to learn, both from the point of view of
pronounciation and also because of the grammar, especially for Anglo
Saxons! And then there is the speed at which Brazilians talk........they
drive almost the same way! So it is certainly something to get used
Brazil is a fabulous country and has much to
offer, so if you find a way to live and work there, go ahead!