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Working Outside Hong Kong

Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Greater Bay Area) comprises the two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao, and the nine municipalities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing in Guangdong Province.  Greater Bay Area brings invaluable new development opportunities to different sectors of the community, especially young people, in Hong Kong.  A series of concrete measures have been introduced to facilitate Hong Kong people living in the Mainland, please stay tuned if you are planning for studying or working in the Mainland. Residence Permit According to the Regulations, Hong Kong residents living in the Mainland who meet the relevant criteria can apply for residence permits.  A residence permit holder is entitled to enjoy, in accordance with the law, three categories of rights, six basic public services and nine facilitation measures in the place where he or she is residing, covering areas relating to daily living including employment, education, medical care, travel, financial services and so on. Working in the Mainland and Macao Working in the Mainland and Macao are options for jobseekers who want to enjoy the opportunities offered by the development of these two economies. Working Holiday Scheme If you want to broaden your horizons, here is another good recommendation - Working Holiday Scheme. Under the Scheme, you can apply for a working holiday visa and go to New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Germany, Japan, Canada or Korea, etc. for holiday and take up short-term employment at the same time. You can gain valuable experience during your stay abroad. Is this kind of working experience what you are longing for? Contracts for Employment Outside Hong Kong Before working overseas, read the details of Contracts for Employment Outside Hong Kong for more about employment conditions in other places.  

Exchange and Internship

One-Stop-Information Platform on Internship and Exchange Opportunities The Youth Development Commission and Home and Youth Affairs Bureau, through organising or sponsoring a variety of youth development programmes, provide our young people opportunities to display their talents to the fullest. You can use the search engine on the One-Stop-Information Platform on Internship and Exchange Opportunities [Chinese version only], to search the funded programmes in "Thematic Youth Internship Programme", "Pilot Scheme on Corporate Summer Internship on the Mainland and Overseas","Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Youth Cultural Exchange Programme", "Funding Scheme for International Youth Exchange" and "Funding Scheme for Youth Internship in the Mainland". Thematic Youth Internship Programme In 2018, the Home Affairs Bureau (now reorganised as Home and Youth Affairs Bureau) has organised Thematic Youth Intership Programme [Chinese version only] under four different themes to provide diversified opportunities for young people. Scheme on Corporate Summer Internship on the Mainland and Overseas Young talents can get an internship placement in some major enterprises by participating in the Scheme on Corporate Summer Internship on the Mainland and Overseas. There will be around 280 internship places in different provinces and Mainland cities (including the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area) and many other countries (including those along the Belt and Road routes). The internship covers a wide range of industries including financial services, real estate, construction and public utilities. United Nations Volunteers - Hong Kong Universities Volunteer Internship Programme Participants in United Nations Volunteers - Hong Kong Universities Volunteer Internship Programme will undertake a six-month assignment in various field units of the United Nations in Southeast Asian countries.  These assignments cover various disciplines including health and education, environment and information technology.. Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Youth Cultural Exchange Programme Young people aged 18-35 and currently studying in a tertiary institution are welcomed to participate in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Youth Cultural Exchange Programme [Chinese version only].  Through activities including exchange sessions, visits and seminars held in Hong Kong, Macau and the Mainland, young participants from these three places can have a better understanding of one another. The Programme is free of charge. For details, please contact your institution. Working Holiday Scheme By joining the Working Holiday Scheme, young people can gain invaluable experience while holidaying and working abroad.  Such experience would help enhance their self-confidence, resilience and interpersonal skills. So far, the Government has established bilateral agreements with the Governments of New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Germany, Japan, Canada, Korea, France, the United Kingdom, Austria, Hungary, Sweden and the Netherlands.