by Linda Straker
- 940 work permits issued from January to December 2018
- 637 males and 253 females received work permits
- Highest number of work permits for construction, accommodation and food service sectors
The Government of Grenada earned EC$2,323,883 from the 940 work permits issued from January to December 2018 and is projecting that earnings will increase in the area to EC$2.4 million for 2019.
According to data from the Central Statistics Unit in the Ministry of Finance, 181 work permits were issued to Caricom nationals, 167 to professionals from North America, 180 to workers from the European Union and 401 from the rest of the world including Nigeria, Republic of Congo, the Philippines, India, Egypt and Kiribati.
The highest number of work permits were issued for the construction industry with 200 approved for that sector: 128 of these work permits were classified as trade workers; 25 as service and sales workers; 18 as technicians and associate professionals, 17 as managers, 7 as professionals and 3 as plant and machine operators and assemblers.
The accommodation and food service sector was second in line for work permits, with 106 issued for non-nationals. According to the data, 56 of the 106 were for technical and associate professional and 31 were for managers.
Others sectors in which work permits were issued: agriculture, forestry and fishing; manufacturing, electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply; water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities; wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; transport and storage; information and communication, financial and insurance activities, real estate activities; professional, scientific and technical activities and administrative and support service activities.
Permits were also approved for public administration and defence; compulsory social security, education; human health and social work activities; arts, entertainment and recreation; activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods and services-producing activities of households for own use.
637 males and 253 females received work permits.
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