10 Countries Filipino Workers Go To: Finding Better Livelihood Opportunities Abroad

The constant search for greener pastures has led to millions of Filipinos leaving the comforts of their own homes and country to look for better opportunities so they can provide for their loved ones.Whether they are nurses or seafarers, whether they have relatives in a certain country or were deployed by amanning agency in the Philippines, the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) can be found in a lot of different places all over the world.

Here are the top seven countries most Filipino workers are considering. All of these countries are homes to companies and employers that offer competitive salaries, benefits, and career growth.

7 Destinations Where Filipinos Prefer to Work

1. Singapore

Singapore is at the top of this list because of its stable economy that provides viable career progress for any Filipino worker. Another advantage of working in Singapore is its proximity to the Philippines.

Singapore is ranked as thebest place to live and work inas an expat.

2. New Zealand

According to HSBC Expat Explorer reports,New Zealandis ranked as the best destination for expats considering easy integration with the locals, finding accommodation, and lifestyle. About 3 out of 4 expats say that their lives have changed for the better since moving to NZ.

3. Canada

Over the past decade, Canada has been ranked as one of the most ideal countries for Filipino families to migrate to. It is one of the few countries that offer permanent residency for foreign workers after fulfilling certain minimum requirements.Its bestselling pointis its family-friendly policies and government benefits.

4. Australia

About 4 out of 5 expats say that it is easy to feel at home in Australia and adapt to the Aussie culture. Most Filipinos will feel right at home in Australia’s climate. And since there is a solid Filipino community spread throughout the country, OFWs can easily get a strong support system and network that can help them look forjobs that best suit them.

5. Saudi Arabia

TheKingdom of Saudi Arabiahas been a consistent OFW destination for decades now. After all, it has generous employment packages, strong contractual benefits, a progressive economy, and a lower cost of living compared to other countries.

6. United Arab Emirates

The U.A.E. has continually provided economic opportunities for overseas workers. Compensation packages are high given its thriving economy.Dubai, in particular, has tons of job openings for Filipino expats as customer representatives, baristas, and IT staff among others.

7. Qatar

Despite being a rich country due to its oil and gas fields, there has been a shortage of the laborworkforce in Qatarfor years now. This makes it an ideal destination for Filipino expats who don’t mind getting their hands dirty in exchange for a generous salary.

If you are one of those Filipinos that are seriously considering flying to another country to work, keep in mind that getting a job abroad involves getting the right information, being diligent with your research, and finding the job best suited for you.

Isa Lillo


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