Latest Jobs in Portugal for Foreigners, Expats, English Speakers

In-Demand Jobs in Portugal for Immigrants [with Salary]

The most in-demand jobs in Portugal are in the sectors of healthcare (doctors and especially nurses), tourism (hotels, resorts, restaurants, etc.), communication (call centers), IT jobs, and Admin jobs.

For reference, we provide a list of these high demanding jobs, along with other common professions, and the average annual salary of each position.


Accountant 55 21,000 23,000
Architect 24 20,000 22,000
Doctor, general practice 65 25,800 28,500
Help desk technician 80 10,000 11,000
Hotel manager 25 80,000 88,500
Marketing Manager 120 27,000 29,700
Call Center Agent 140 14,000 17,500
Nurse 480 12,000 13,200
Product Manager 54 39,000 42,900
Receptionist 65 12,700 14,000
Cashier 40 11,500 13,000
Software Engineer 45 22,000 24,200
Teacher 125 13,000 14,300
UX Designer 24 22,000 24,200
Web Developer 30 15,000 16,500

Some other in demand job vacancies for foreigners in Portugal are:

  • Web developers (backend and frontend)
  • Sales representatives
  • Waitstaff
  • Bartenders
  • Waiter/Waitress
  • Housekeeper
  • Customer support (not only in call center’s but also in multinational companies with offices in Portugal)
  • Team supervisors
  • Online gaming support
  • Real estate agents
  • Interpreters and translators
  • Accountants
  • Project managers
  • Mobile App Developers

Applying for Permanent Residency in Portugal as Foreign Workers

Are you looking for how to apply for a permanent residency visa in Portugal as a foreigner who has a valid work permit visa? If yes, we have a great solution for you. In Portugal, you can apply for permanent residency after holding five years temporary resident card, which can be a work permit (usually granted for one year the first time and then for two years after each renewal).

The decision can be given on the day of the appointment, where you submit the application and have a short interview with a SEF officer. This application shall include all the mandatory documents in a full complete file. The permanent residence permit has no limit of validity. However, the residence permit must be renewed every five years or whenever there is a change in the identification elements registered therein.

How to Find Best Job Opportunities in Portugal for Immigrants?

With such strong competition for employment opportunities, European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) nationals should start looking for jobs as early as possible. If you’re a foreigner and from outside the EU, you’ll need to search for and secure a job before moving to Portugal.

For online job applications, some employers, recruiters may ask general questions while others focus on open-ended questions. You should write a cover letter not exceeding one side of the A4 paper. You can create a CV as long as it covers your all skillsets. But it’s still advisable to cover up within two pages. Unless otherwise specified, all job applications should be sent in Portuguese.

Latest Jobs in Portugal [List of Job Vacancies] 2021

Experienced Auto or Motorcycle Painter Needed Portugal Apply
Full-time construction/remodeling workers. Portugal Apply
Network Engineer – Network Technician (wired/wi-fi) Portugal Apply
Works Coordinator for Paris-Engineer (preferably) Portugal Apply
Experienced Auto or Motorcycle Painter Portugal Apply
IMMEDIATE ENTRY – CLEAN carpenters 10€ – 17€ Portugal Apply
Zone Manager (m/f) Portugal Apply
National Service Driver / Iberian Service Driver Portugal Apply
Real Estate Asset Manager Portugal Apply
Sales back office – Laboratory service (Physical Textile & Chemical) Portugal Apply
Commercial / Real Estate Consultant (M/F) – All Country Portugal Apply
Receptionist – Night Auditor (Quinta do Lago Group/ The Magnolia Hotel – (M/F) Portugal Apply
Portuguese Republic Information System intends to recruit collaborators (m/f) Portugal Apply
Portuguese Republic Information System intends to recruit employees (m/f) with 12th grade Portugal Apply
Customer Support representative – Swedish Speaking Portugal Apply
ERA Agent – Vila do Conde Portugal Apply



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