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Finding a job

How to find a job

 

The best way to find work before moving to Cyprus is through the EURES portal.

 

If you are in Cyprus looking for work, you can visit the district labour offices, which are attached to the Department of Labour of the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance, in order to register, get information and guidance and even placement in a job. You will need to show your passport or identity card on the first visit. You cannot register as being unemployed if you are not a resident of Cyprus. To register as unemployed in search of work you can visit the district labour offices: Nicosia +357 22403000, Limassol +357 25827320, Larnaca +357 24805312, and Paphos +357 26821666, or the local labour offices of Polis Chrysochous +357 26821842, Ypsonas +357 25826900, Lakatamia +357 22443717, Free Famagusta +357 23812052, Aradippou +357 24813295, Latsia +357 22815848 and Eastern Limassol +357 25814914.

 

Due to the COVID‑19 pandemic, the procedure for registering as newly unemployed and for completing registrations changed on 17 March 2020. Applicants can now submit their application by fax and/or email and do not need to visit a district or local labour office of the Department of Labour in person.

 

District of Nicosia Fax Email

1. Nicosia DLO 22 873170 regnic@dl.mlsi.gov.cy

2. Lakatamia LLO 22 443718 regnic@dl.mlsi.gov.cy

3. Latsia LLO 22 815868 regnic@dl.mlsi.gov.cy

 

District of Limassol

1. Limassol DLO 25 306526 reglim@dl.mlsi.gov.cy

2. Limassol Extension LLO 25 306563 reglim@dl.mlsi.gov.cy

3. Eastern Limassol LLO 25 814923 reglim@dl.mlsi.gov.cy

4. Ypsonas LLO 25 305796 reglim@dl.mlsi.gov.cy

 

District of Larnaca

1. Larnaca DLO 24 304532 reglca@dl.mlsi.gov.cy

2. Aradippou LLO 24 813302 reglca@dl.mlsi.gov.cy

 

District of Free Famagusta

1. Deryneia LLO 23 730465 regpar@dl.mlsi.gov.cy

 

District of Paphos

1. Paphos DLO 26 821670 regpaphos@dl.mlsi.gov.cy

2. Polis Chrysochous LLO 26 821850 regpaphos@dl.mlsi.gov.cy

 

You must enter the following information on the application form entitled ‘APPLICATION TO REGISTER AS UNEMPLOYED’:

1. full name;

2. ID card or alien registration certificate (ARC) number;

3. contact telephone number;

4. name of last employer;

5. letter of dismissal from your last employer or letter of resignation stamped by your last employer.

 

N.B. Registration is completed only after the Department of Labour officer has called the applicant on the telephone number provided by them. Applicants are responsible for providing the correct telephone number so that the officer can call them to complete their registration. The Department of Labour notifies Social Insurance Services and there is no need for each applicant to be issued with confirmation of their unemployment status.

 

Cyprus has many private employment agencies. Some of them focus on finding jobs for workers from abroad. Some allow interested persons to register and submit their CVs on a dedicated webpage.

 

You can also contact the Cyprus Human Resource Management Association for information about employment agencies, and also the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KEBE). Newspapers, which you can find by visiting the official Web Portal of the Republic of Cyprus, offer another good way of finding work. The Public Employment Service of the Department of Labour has an online system for registering for employment and for job searching, including via the EURES website. The EURES Cyprus website has been upgraded and updated. It can now be found at www.eures.gov.cy.

 

Lastly, making a personal approach to companies which may be on the lookout for personnel with particular specialisations can also be worthwhile.

 

Text last edited on: 05/2021