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Aug 17, 2006
Work in Macau
- Maria Theresa S. Samante Email this article

Macau is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). In recent years, the country’s economy is rapidly developing particularly in tourism and gaming industries, added to that are the construction of hotels and the progress of its entertainment facilities.


Although Macau has a localization program, non-resident workers are still welcome provided that they will take up jobs that cannot be filled by local Macau workers along with the approval of the local employer that the resident worker cannot perform the job.


Jobs in Macau

Professional/Skilled Workers


  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical

Secretary Personal

Technician Dental





Assistant Cook


Domestic Helper









Personnel Spa and Salon




There is no mandatory minimum wage in Macau. But even if the country’s jobs wages are not very high, it is enough to afford the living standard of people in Macau.


Working Condition

  • There is no mandatory minimum wage.
  • There are no publicly administered social security programs, but some companies provide private welfare and security packages.
  • 48-hour per week (eight hours per day), overtime pay, annual leave, one day off, and medical and maternity care.

Additional information:

The law requires every company to give a 24-hour (one day) off for every seven days of work, it is normal for workers to work overtime to compensate the low wages. The Labor Department provided assistance and legal advice to workers on request.

  • Migrant workers often received less than local residents for performing the same job, lived in controlled dormitories, worked 10 to 12 hours per day, and owed large sums of money to labor-importing companies for purchasing their jobs. They had no collective bargaining rights and no legal recourse in the case of unfair dismissal.
  • The Labor Department enforced occupational safety and health regulations. If they fail to correct infractions, it could lead to prosecution. Although the law states that employers are required to provide a safe working environment, no explicit provisions protect employees' right to continued employment if they refuse to work under dangerous conditions.
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