If you wish to work in Estonia, the employer must:
• Complete a standard application form for a work permit that can be obtained from regional departments of the Citizenship and Migration Board
• Submit an application form to a local authority of the Board of the Labour Market to receive its consent to work in Estonia.
A local authority of the Board of the Labour Market should take the decision on whether to give its consent or not, within 15 working days from the date of submission of an application.
If a local authority of the Board of the Labour Market has given its consent for issuing you a work permit, as a general rule, you should apply for a residency permit to the representation of the Republic of Estonia.
The documents you need to submit are the following:
A standard application form for a temporary residence permit
The above-mentioned application form for a work permit, which bears the consent of a local authority of the Board of the Labour Market
Applicants identity card and a photocopy
2 photographs (size 4x5 cm)
A document certifying the payment of the state fee, or the exemption from the payment of the state fee
> FINDING A JOB
An organisation that puts young people in contact with the working world was recently created in Estonia. The Tartu YLIA (Youth Labour and Information Agency) opened its doors on May 22nd, 2000, near Toomemägi.
It focuses on young people from 13 to 25 years old. They help them to find a short, middle, or long-term job, depending on their demands.
In any way, the search for a job still relies on adverts in local papers that dedicate a space to job offers.
An alternative channel to access the labour market is composed of the different websites that offer you the opportunity to find a job. For example: www.aces-fr.com, and www.biz.ru/job
> USEFUL LINKS
ESTONIA BUSINESS DIRECTORY: www.arikataloog.ee
BRITISH COUNCIL: www.britishcouncil.ee/work
> LOCAL PAPERS
THE BALTIC TIMES ONLINE: www.baltictimes.com
EESTI EKSPRESS (WEEKLY MAGAZINE): www.ekspress.ee
> FOR MORE INFORMATION
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