Tel: (473) 440-2532

Fax: (473) 440-4923


Work Permit Unit

All non-nationals who wish to conduct a business or to be gainfully employed in Grenada must apply for a work permit. Application for work permit is regulated by the Foreign National and Commonwealth Citizens (Employment) Act No 18, 1968. Application forms can be obtained from the Ministry of Labour. A work permit is valid for one (1) year, and must be renewed annually.

Information required to obtain a work permit are as follows:
  • Complete Work Permit application form (in triplicate) signed by the intended employer on behalf of the employee
  • A Police Record /Clearance
  • Contact Numbers
  • Certified copies of educational certificates/qualifications
  • Four passport size pictures (2 x 2.5 and of international standards) The name of the applicant must be written at the back of the photograph
  • Businesses are required to submit Registration certificates
  • A company stamp must be applied
  • A cover letter from  employer; addressed to the Minister for Labour, through the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour
  • Character reference from previous employer or reputable person if no previous employment
Requirements for renewals:
  • Contact Numbers
  • Previous work permit
  • Cover letter from employer
  • Company Stamp
  • Four (4) passport size photographs
The Ministry of Labour has the authority to request any additional information as deemed necessary. Processing time is approx. 3-5 weeks. Though everyone is required to apply for a work permit, a person who holds a Certificate of Recognition of CARICOM Skills Qualification is not required to pay the work permit fee.

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Labour plays a key role in achieving the goals of the National Development Plan in the areas of Economy and Poverty; Participation, Consultation and Equal Opportunities; Youth Development and Gender. The Ministry also takes into consideration employment creation as a priority area of the Government.

Contact Information

Ministry of Labour
Ministerial Complex, Botanical Gardens
St. George’s, Grenada, W.I.
Tel: (473) 440-2532
Fax: (473) 440-4923
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