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Recruitment guidelines for overseas talent in the arts and sport have been released

Talented foreigners who wish to work in Macao under the government program will be assessed through a points based system that consists of six categories.

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Talented foreigners who wish to work in Macao under the government program will be assessed through a points based system that consists of six categories.

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UPDATED: 23 Dec 2023, 1:24 pm

The government has published point-based criteria for its recruitment program to attract overseas talent in the arts and sports. 

There are six categories under which candidates are assessed, including age, education, language skills, family background, work experience and personal achievements. 

In order to be eligible for the program, applicants are required to possess a degree in the social sciences, humanities, arts, law, architecture, sports and related disciplines. Candidates who hold a PhD will have a 10-point advantage over those who have a bachelor’s degree. 

At least four years of work experience or six years of tertiary education experience are also necessary. Candidates must also be 21 years or above, have good Chinese, Portuguese or English skills and score at least 200 out of the permissible 300 points. 

[See more: New recruitment e-platform to help Macao attract talent from overseas]

Launched on 1 July, the Talent Recruitment System is a government initiative that is intended to “recruit human resources that can support and promote adequate economic diversification of the Macao SAR, especially the development of…key industries.” 

As part of the scheme, the government launched an online platform on 4 August, which interested parties can use to lodge their applications. 

In a previous report, Macao News noted that the programme had attracted a total of 529 applications since its inception, and that only 74 of them were being considered.

UPDATED: 23 Dec 2023, 1:24 pm

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