How to get a job In Nepal? A quick guide

To get a job in Nepal, you can start from Merojob and LinkedIn Nepal. You can look for recruitment agencies or employment agencies in Nepal. And you can look for jobs also on Facebook groups in Nepal. Everyone who wants to get a job in Nepal needs first to look for a job in Nepal.

Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in Nepal. Nepali citizens, and residents, don’t need a work permit to get a job. In most cases, every other nationality needs to apply for a work permit. You can do this together with your new employer, or employment agency. Or you can find a work visa scheme so you can come to Nepal without a job offer first. Read more below on how to find a job in Nepal and on how to get a work permit for Nepal.

Nepal is a country located in southern Asia. The official language is Nepali.

Most of the following websites or apps are in English or Nepali. If you need, use Google Translate, or any other translation service, to browse them.

How to get a job in Nepal?

The first step in getting a job in Nepal is to look for a job in Nepal. Find out where to look for work in Nepal in the sections below.

Nepali citizens, and residents, don’t need a work permit to get a job. In most cases, every other nationality needs to apply for a work permit.

Once you have a job offer, you may need to apply for a work permit, or a work visa, together with your employer or on your own. You will not likely need any permit if you are a resident of Nepal.

In most cases, you apply for a work permit with your new employer, a company, or an employment agency. They will get you a visa to enter the country if you are not in Nepal already.

Once you have an employer who can sponsor you. You will need to handle together all the paperwork to get a work permit or a work visa for you.

You can also find a work visa scheme so you can come to Nepal without a job offer first.

First, find a job, and after you’ll worry about a work permit if you need it.

How to find a job in Nepal?

You can find a job in Nepal by searching online for job opportunities in Nepal. You can find a job either with a company, or with a recruitment agency, or through an employment agency.

Job websites in Nepal

Many job websites can help you find work in Nepal. Some focus on certain professions and industries. A good start is to search for a job on these popular job websites.

BaiduGoogleNaverSogouYandex, or any other search engine, can be a good start for a job search. You can search for a job that you want. That can be for example, ‘Construction worker in Pokhara’ or ‘Babysitter in Kathmandu’. Use the language that you feel most comfortable speaking. Don’t stop at the first pages and go deep with your search. You’ll get an immediate feeling of what’s around and of which job websites are best suited for your needs.

Google MapsBaidu MapsNaver Maps2GIS, or any other map app, can help you find employers near you or abroad. Look for the kind of organization that might have job opportunities for you. You can look for “Retail in Bharatpur” or “Mall in Lalitpur” for example.

Facebook groups can also be an option to start to see what’s around you. You can search for Facebook groups that talk about Nepal or about jobs.

Merojob is a popular job website in Nepal. It is a good place to start looking for employment in any industry.

Mero Rojgari is a job website in Nepal.

Kumari Job is another job website in Nepal.

Jobs Nepal is another job website in Nepal.

Ramro Job is another job website in Nepal.

Job ejee is another job website in Nepal.

More useful websites to get a job in Nepal

These are more websites that can be useful when you are looking for a job.

Hamro Bazar is a popular website for classifieds in Nepal.

Nepal yp is a business directory in Nepal. It has job listings.

Educate Nepal is a resource for education and careers.

Facebook groups and other social media to get a job in Nepal

Facebook groups help you to connect with people about jobs in Nepal. I found these groups about jobs in Nepal. You can look for more.

is a popular Facebook group about jobs in Nepal. it’s a public group with over a hundred thousand members.

is another popular Facebook group about jobs in Nepal.

is a Facebook group about jobs in Nepal.

is a Facebook group about IT jobs in Nepal.

is another group about jobs in Nepal.

is another group about jobs in Nepal.

 is another group about jobs in Nepal.

You can use your favorite social media to look for groups talking about jobs or Nepal.

LinkedIn Nepal is also a popular choice when networking for jobs in Nepal.

Any social media or communication platform can help you to find a job in Nepal. It can be for example Instagram or any WhatsApp group of people in Nepal.

Recruitment agencies in Nepal

A recruitment agency receives a description for a job from an employer who needs someone. Then the recruitment agency looks for a person to do that job.

Recruitment agencies look for skilled workers to suit the job role available. A skilled worker has some experience, and certifications, to work in a particular role. Examples can be a nurse, an accountant, a chef, a construction worker, or a truck driver.

Recruitment agencies specialize in particular sectors. Those can be care, computing, engineering, nursing, accounting, catering, construction, or other sectors. Sometimes an agency can contact you first if they struggle to find people.

You can look up a recruitment agency that can help you to find a job that matches your skills. You can type ‘recruitment agency near Pokhara’ on Google Maps or any other map app. There you can find a list of good agencies that you can contact. If you are not in Nepal, you can search your area for local recruitment agencies. They can help you find a job in Nepal.

Employment agencies, temp agencies, temporary job agencies, staffing agencies in Nepal

Employment agencies hire people to do jobs. The agency employs you to work for another company. Employment agencies can be temp agencies (temporary job agencies), or staffing agencies. An employment agency registers someone who’s looking for work, a job seeker. The agency then contacts employers who have positions available for the new person.

These agencies can hire new workers for new jobs. Agencies contract those new jobs from other companies. An employment agency will assist any job seeker. Unskilled workers are more likely to find a job with an employment agency. An unskilled worker has no qualifications, or experience, in the job that they want. They have finished school recently, or they are changing industries or they are new to the region.

These agencies specialize in particular sectors. Those can be care, computing, engineering, nursing, accounting, catering, construction, or other sectors. Agencies offer full-time jobs, part-time jobs, temporary jobs, seasonal jobs, or freelance jobs.

If you, for example, type ‘employment agency near Kathmandu’ on Google Maps, Baidu Maps, or any other map website. You can find a list of good agencies that you can contact. If you are not in Nepal, you can search your area for local employment agencies. They can help you find a job in Nepal.

Be aware that you should not pay an agency when they find a job for you. So be careful when an agency asks you for money.

Ask around you for jobs in Nepal

Form connections, ask around and find opportunities among your contacts. Speak with friends of friends of people who may have traveled or worked in Nepal. You will see that some of your friends or family know someone who knows someone.

To find a job in Nepal look at local newspapers, local bulletin boards, radio, and word of mouth. Local radio and newspapers are a good source of information about jobs in Nepal.

You can email local businesses and companies for jobs in Nepal

You can search for companies and local businesses in Nepal. An easy tool for doing that can be any map app or map website. Below is, for example, a Google Maps search for ‘factory near Lalitpur’.

Walk around anywhere in Nepal for possible jobs

If you are somewhere in Nepal, you can explore the area and see what job opportunities are around you. You can look for organizations and businesses around you and visit them. For example, below is a search on Google Maps for ‘market near Bharatpur’. You can visit these places asking for job opportunities.

Search for employment schemes

You can apply for an employment scheme or an employment support program that can help you to find a job. Those programs can be local or national. They can be open only to Nepali residents but they can be open to foreigners as well. You need to look for a program that fits your profile. You can search for employment schemes at your local government or embassy. You can search for ‘Nepal employment scheme’ or ‘Nepal employment program’.


Top paying jobs in Nepal

These are some of jobs with the biggest salaries in Nepal.

  • CEO. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the highest-ranking officer in any company.
  • Aviation Professionals. Another one of the top-paying jobs in Nepal is from the Aviation industry.
  • Medical Professionals.
  • Law experts.
  • Bankers.
  • Engineers.
  • IT Professionals.
  • Government Officials.

The above image shows somewhere in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo by Domi Chung 道明 on Unsplash