The Guru Guide To Finding A Job In Gran Canaria

Guru guide to finding a job in Gran Canaria

Want to live in paradise? Get a job!

Everyone wants to move to Gran Canaria, find a good job and live the sunny life. 

It can be done, but we’re not going to kid you that it’s easy. Gran Canaria is a small island with lots of local unemployment. This means that there aren’t lots of large companies with middle-management structures and there is fierce competition for the jobs that do come up.

Your chances of getting a job in the local economy are pretty much zero unless you speak excellent Spanish. And you can’t just walk into a job in a hotel either. Most won’t take a candidate unless they speak at least three languages and have a tourism qualification or degree.

That said, determined people find work here every year, and there are several niches where foreign residents can always find work. See our job listings here for a selection of proper jobs available in Gran Canaria.

So you want a job, read our guides below to see what jobs are available and how to get them

Jobs in North Gran Canaria (Las Palmas, Telde etc.)

Once you arrive in Gran Canaria you will find that most English speaking people in Las Palmas are teachers, so logically most of the jobs for English people are in schools. If you don’t want to be a teacher, you’ll probably have to head south to find a job as there aren’t many non-school jobs in the city.

Teaching There are four types of teaching jobs each one requiring different qualifications and offering different pay.

  1. English schools –  These schools, most of the time, require a PGCE. However, it is not unheard of for unqualified people to get jobs.  Send in your CV and see what happens. If you’re lucky they will need a teacher straight away.  Monthly salary 1200€-1400€ depending on the school and job.
  2. Bilingual schools – These schools don’t usually require PGCE qualified teachers but a TEFL qualification helps. They pay less and working conditions aren’t as good, but you get the long holidays.  Salary approximately €1200.
  3. Language schools – Language schools pay less and the working hours can be quite unsociable however they pay well enough to live a nice life here and can be flexible with working hours if you’re lucky.  Salary/hour 9-15€.
  4. Private English lessons – Plenty of teachers make a decent living by giving private English lessons. Either to children, adults or local companies. They key to getting them is to network and hustle like crazy. Pay can be anything from 10-50 euros per hour. Most private teaching work dries up in the summer.

Read our detailed guide to Gran Canaria’s schools and education system for more info.

Saturday Schools All the English Schools and the American school offer Saturday schools for children and adults. They pay very well €60-€80 9am -1pm. If you are interested contact the schools well before the course starts in October as Saturday jobs go fast. TEFL is preferred but it is not uncommon for non-EFL teachers to get work.

Translation If you speak two languages fluently it is worth sending out your CV to the translation companies. However, regular translation work isn’t easy to find and you need a qualification to translate official and legal texts (known as traducción jurado).

Summer schools: Lots of Las Palmas’ academies and surf schools run summer schools so it’s always worth asking around if you want work in July.

Random work in Las Palmas Non-Spanish speaking work is hard to come by but labouring work can sometimes be found within the English community. It’s not easy to come by, but leave a message on the jobs page and something may come up.  Other jobs that English people have had in Las Palmas include STEP / Aerobics instructor, bar work, cleaning and there was once a medical rep.

There are, of course, lots of foreigners living and working in Las Palmas who aren’t teachers. It’s just that most came to the island with their jobs. In the last few years the digital nomads have discovered the city and now hang out at cafes with their laptops (pretending to work). If you have a tech or design skill and want freelance work, drop in at coworking spaces like The House and Soppa de Azul and ask around. The same applies if you have a killer idea for an app.

How to get work in the north

Assuming you want to teach, the only real way to get work is to get yourself known. Send your CV to all the schools / language schools you’re interested in and then phone them (v.important) to make sure they’ve received your CV. It also helps to ‘just drop in’ to the schools you most want to work at.

If you want to teach private classes put posters up around your area and advertise yourself in the English bookshops Idiomatika and Canary Books and on the Internet at Tusclasesparticulares. Get business English lessons by dropping into to local businesses that sell to foreign clients and asking if they know anyone who might be interested.

Seriously, networking works in Gran Canaria.

Jobs in south Gran Canaria

There are plenty of jobs in the South but you have to look for them; as Gran Canaria is such a great place to live there are plenty of other people looking too. Thousands of foreign residents arrive every year without work.

Websites / Press Jobs are not often advertised but before you begin your long trek around the thousands of bars in the south it is worth scouring the internet and resident newspapers and magazines.

PR If you think you’re a good salesman with experience of any kind and you speak English, Dutch, German or any Scandinavian language your best bet is find a job as a PR. These tend to be on the street directly selling to passers-by. You could be selling restaurants, bars, tours or timeshare. If you’re good you can earn good money, if you’re not you’ll soon be looking for another job! Salaries can be commission only or with a basic set wage. To find a job, the best thing you can do is go and ask. Try bars and restaurants and for timeshare jobs find a current PR on the street and ask for the personnel office. It might sound

Salaries can be commission only or with a basic set wage. To find a job, the best thing you can do is go and ask. Try bars and restaurants and for timeshare jobs find a current PR on the street and ask for the personnel office. It might sound unbelievable, but timeshare sellers still make good money in south Gran Canaria. The gift of the gab is essential.

Bar work and restaurant work There are jobs for bar staff, waiters, cooks, entertainment, bouncers, and PR – they are rarely advertised and again just go around and ask. Don’t expect to make your millions this way, the minimum wage in Spain is 6.25€ and you’ll be lucky to get more than that. On average workers in the South will earn about 1050€ a month which is plenty to survive on and have a reasonably nice time.

Estate agencies. Property buyers still prefer to deal with agents who speak their language and understand their needs. So, there is always work in south Gran Canaria’s estate agencies for go-getting people with sales or real estate experience. Quality south Gran Canaria estate agency Cárdenas Real Estate have been looking for English- and Norwegian-speaking staff.

How to get work in the south

There is work in the south of the island but there are more people looking for jobs than there are jobs, so to find work you have to stand out above the rest. Prepare a GOOD cv. Make sure it is very sells your skills well and is word-perfect. If you want to work in a bar make sure you have all your bar work on it.

Then give your CV to as many places as possible by hand. Speak to the owner and try to sell yourself, it will be much easier for them to call you if they know who you are, so make sure there’s a photo on your CV. If you haven’t heard anything for a couple of weeks visit all the bars again and let them know you’re still looking for work. Also, get to know people in the British community as many jobs are by word of mouth and personal recommendation so if you are known you will have more chance of finding work.

Finding a job may take a long time, so prepare yourself financially and don’t blow all your savings thinking you’ll get work quickly. If you have patience you will get work eventually but prepare to print out hundreds of CVs and many kilometres from place to place. While you’re waiting, try to learn Spanish it will really help your job opportunities.

Taxes!!!!

Most jobs you get will offer you a contract and they will pay your taxes for you (about 20%). However, if you are self-employed or are receiving cash in hand, legally you have to pay autonomous contributions. These are about 250€ a month (less for the first couple of years) and cover your social security. You have to declare your earnings and pay taxes every three months or once a year, depending on the job.

Lots of south Gran Canaria businesses just pay cash. While it is unlikely that the taxman will catch you, be aware that it is illegal.

Work permits

It’s become much harder to just arrive in Gran Canaria, get residencia and start working. In fact, it’s almost impossible. Spain now only hands out residencia and an NIE number to people who have a job, buy a property or have lots of money in the bank. In theory, you can only stay in Gran Canaria for three months unless you get residencia.

This means that if you come without work you need to find a job before you can become a resident and get an NIE (which you need to rent a property, open a bank account, etc). It’s a bit of a chicken and egg situation but if you have a work contract, you can get it done.

See this guide to getting an NIE number and residencia.

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74 thoughts on “The Guru Guide To Finding A Job In Gran Canaria

  1. Hola hello hello ????

    I will right a few things about me I am looking for any kind of job from 15 march till the end of summer.

    My name is Filippos 23 years old and I am from Greece. Speak English (excellent) Spanish and German (good level) I am in the end of my studies in international trade. The last 6 months I live in Barcelona because I am doing my Erasmus. I think that I have fell in love with the atmosphere of Spain and I don’t want to go back to Greece ( as you know is very difficult to work , no future for young people).

    However I would like to visit more cities of Spain and more the canary islands because I love the sun the beaches so I decided to work somewhere in Spain and more in canary islands to improve my Spanish , working with Spanish people and people all over the world

    The last three years I have worked at various levels in the sales industry, because I was working as a sales agent .My experience also includes, representation new women firms in Greece, promote them and I was responsible for :

    · Contact with new customers

    · Sales and after sales service for old and new customers

    · Presentation of the collection

    · Taking care for the customers payments

    I can work in all kinds of work.

    · Waiter (bar or restaurant)

    · Promoting parties

    · Entertainment of the kids

    · Helping in all works at the hotel

    · Cleaning the pool etc

    I am a hard worker and I prefer to work with the sun and to communicate with people, I am social honest and always with a big smile. You can take a look at my cv, I know that is not the best one but is written be honesty.(is easy to right a big and so interesting cv I prefer to be true as i am)

    If you are interest about me and you thing that you have a place for me don’t hesitate to send me an email lasonsk@hotmail.com

    or call me at 693594024

    I can be at the Canary Islands when after 15 of march and stay all the summer season.

    Sincerely

    Filippos dendrinos

  2. hola!

    My name is Agata and i come from Poland. I’ve been several times to Gran Canaria and that island seducted me so much that i’d like to work there starting from June. I’ve been working for 4 years as the tour leader/tour guide all over the europe. Moreover, I graduated from the international hotel animator course this year.
    I speak fluently polish, english (FCE exam), french (master degree), basic but communicative spanish and a bit german.
    I’ve been dancing in a modern dance group winning a lot of prizes in polish, european and world championships. That’s why I love all kind of fitness – especially zumba! 🙂 I enjoy working with people and all the activities i mentioned before I do with passion because I like it !
    Don’t hesitate to look at my CV enclosed, where you will find all the informations needed.
    hopefully see you soon on GC ! regards,
    Agata

  3. Hi Im Darren,
    22 🙂 outgoing, good fun!
    looking for BAR WORK from beginning of May, coming out with freinds for 2 weeks for Gay Pride and want to stay for the summer!
    Have bar expierence and also managerial expierence will consider anything~all imput helpful

    Also any body else doing same thing post back looking for somewhere to live and some mates will be great 🙂

    cheers Darren 🙂

    Actually cant wait for Pride 2011!!!!!!!!!

  4. Hola Darren!! 😀

    Im going out to GC the end of this month….Im bored of my life in shitty Essex and so Im taking a risk and all that jazz hehehe

    Im also looking for bar work AND I am also looking forward to Pride!!!…..never been before & so Im extra excited! hehe

    Im going by myself ( I have friends that are visiting in June) so it would be very very nice to know a few people when Im out there!! 🙂

    I arrive the beginning of May….Ill be staying in a hotel for the first week but then I also need to find a place to live.

    I’ll be there before you so Ill keep my eyes and ears out for you job/apartment wise!! :)) Muchas Besos x x x

    Id rather burn out then fade away 😀

  5. Hello folks, me and a friend have decided to make a trip out to gran canaria in june, and are planning on staying for the summer. I know junes a little to late as most of u go in early may but work commitments stand in the way. We both do sales/retail, very good with people an both have great personalities. I also am lvl 2 barber, and any work in them areas would be ideal. But we are willing to do any type of work, bar, pr work, anything goes. Oh and it would be great also to meet friends, for future possible apartment shares etc. Hope to hear from anyone with information. Many thanks. Chris and kate ;op x

  6. hi could anyone advise, my name is kelly. My partner steve and I are due to move to GC next year along with our fdamily of 1 boy and 2 girls. I am a nurse with experience of general nursing, renal/dialysis and community ie clinics, skin care etc. My partner steve is a control and restraint insructor along with conflict resolution and breakaway techniques we are both employed by the NHS and can provide cleaming CV’s and references. We would both be willing to look for other general types of work until suitable permenant vacancies are available. We are currently in the process of learning spanish as a family. And have just returned from a very informative visit to Puerto Rico, thanks to all who helped with providing us with valuable info!!
    Any further info for the above would be gratefully recieved
    Kind regards

    Kelly and Steve

  7. Im 25 years old male and I do Holistic Swedish relaxing and Lymphatic massage I have done my ITEC course in United Kingdom and I coming to Maspalomas on 5th of July I also have good knowleadge about human body as I did Anatomy and Phisiology course in Exeter (UK)and I worked as Personal Trainer in the Gym and I really enjoyed that, I have good experience in products sale … nutrition body gainers , essential oils, creams..etc I got my own transport and driver licence (car , motorbike and forklift truck licence)
    If there is any job for me please contact me at :
    quitsmokingnow@hotmail.co.uk

    Thank You Paul

  8. Hy, I am a young veterinarian, I have finished my studies 2 years ago! In my student periode I have worked in the USA for a veterinary clinic (Agate Bay Animal Hospital). Now I am working as a vet for a German company, but I would like to live and work in Gran Canaria, and therefore I am loking for a job. I speak German, English, Hungarian, Romanian, and little Spanish (but try to improve).
    Any advice would be much appreciated,
    Thank you in advance
    If there should be something please contact me at:
    koka_attila@yahoo.com

  9. Hello my name is Andrea and i am looking for job in Gran canaria. I am 24 years old and i am very experienced person. I was working as a waitress, housekeeper in hotel and i was working in Juice Bar as a Supervisor.after finding job could move out within a two weeks.
    My email adress is adahudakova@zoznam.sk and my phone number is 00353 86 662 7289 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              00353 86 662 7289      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
    Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you

  10. hi me and my husband are thinking of moving to gc next year im looking for any job and hes looking for security door superviser job or close protection work can anyone help?

  11. Hey,

    My wife is from Canary Islands and I’m Australian. We are currently living in Sydney but my wife wants to move home next year – Las Palmas.

    I just wanted to see how easy or difficult it was for you to find work?

    Thanks for your time and I hope everything worked out for you.

    Regards,

    Aaron

  12. Hi Andrea,

    My name is Aaron and I’m from Sydney, Australia. I’m looking at moving to the Canary Islands next May and wanted to see how hard/easy it has been for you to find work in the islands.

    Thank you for your time,

    Regards,

    Aaron

  13. I would recommend searching the Internet for job in Gran Canaria. For example GranCanariaJob. If you live in the GC may be okay to ask for different jobs if they need manpower. Looking for a job that paid more than minimum wage may want to seek active on the Internet.

  14. I am a reputed healthcare and IT professional based out of Dubai and looking for work in Las Palmas. I have experience in building hospitals or healthcare facilities from ground up. Qualifications include – MBA, Pharmacy, Information Systems, Enterprise Architecture, Technology, Hospital Commissioning and OPerations
    If anyone knows of suitable positions – please drop me a mail josh7863@gmail.com

    I will need to get the necessary work permits as well

  15. Hey man,
    I’m heading out beginning of may for pride and plan on staying the summer! Any luck? Be good to have a mate out there possible Room mate ? I’ve found a few cheap apartments! 🙂 if you wana chat man add my Facebook ardnamurchanfc@live.co.uk

  16. 23 year old fro
    Glasgow heading out for pride looking for bar or pr work have expieeence heading out beginning of may but can come ASAP! Good looking genuine nice guy 🙂
    Anyone else in same boat post as well 🙂
    Cant wait

    Pride 2012

  17. Hi my name is jenni, im 18 born 14/05/1993. Speak full english. me and my friend have our hearts set on moving gran canaria. we are willing to do any work.
    .bar work.cleaning.chamber maid. anything :).

    we will be in gran canaria from 14th may to 21st may if you would like more details just email me: jenni_2011@hotmail.co.uk or call: 07517409642.

    we both are hard workers and reliable. so if you need two more extra staff members we are your girls. you can see my cv 🙂

    hope to see you soon 🙂

    Jennifer 😀

  18. i will give u a tip only have your cv 1 page most 2 a4 pages i read through it and got bord also use more clear text font

    🙂

  19. My name is Sarah McCarthy and i’m from Ireland. I’m coming to Playa Del Ingles at the end of the month until the end of August. I’m in first year in University college Cork with bar and restaurant experience. I’f anyone has any information on securing a job for the summer I would really appreciate it,
    Thanks

  20. Hello my name is Andrea and i am looking for job in Gran canaria. I am 25 years old and i am very experienced person. I was working as a waitress, housekeeper in hotel and i was working in Juice Bar as a Supervisor.after finding job could move out within a two weeks.
    My email adress is adahudakova@zoznam.sk and my phone number is 00353 86 662 7289
    Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you

  21. A great Charity organization for the kids is offering office-based or work from home job position for all Nationalities for a sales person / administrator / nanny / account auditor/ financial organiser / company representative / driver/ cleaner / work from home in the canaria island, las americas and all areas of Tenerife. you should speak english and If you speak Spanish, german, french this would be an added bonus pay for you. make all response to saveachildlifes@yahoo.com

    No experience is needed
    No requirements
    No qualification
    No screening
    No age limit

    All training will be given by information and instructions

    Please forward all cv or message to saveachildlifes@yahoo.com for a job now

  22. A great Charity organization for the kids is offering office-based or work from home job position for all Nationalities for a sales person / administrator / nanny / account auditor/ financial organiser / company representative / driver/ cleaner / work from home in the canaria island, las americas and all areas of Tenerife. you should speak english and If you speak Spanish, german, french this would be an added bonus pay for you. make all response to saveachildlifes@yahoo.com

    No experience is needed
    No requirements
    No qualification
    No screening
    No age limit

    All training will be given by information and instructions

    Please forward all cv or message to saveachildlifes@yahoo.com for a job now

  23. A great Charity organization for the kids is offering office-based or work from home job position for all Nationalities for a sales person / administrator / nanny / account auditor/ financial organiser / company representative / driver/ cleaner / work from home in the canaria island, las americas and all areas of Tenerife. you should speak english and If you speak Spanish, german, french this would be an added bonus pay for you. make all response to saveachildlifes@yahoo.com

    No experience is needed
    No requirements
    No qualification
    No screening
    No age limit

    All training will be given by information and instructions

    Please forward all cv or message to saveachildlifes@yahoo.com for a job now

  24. A great Charity organization for the kids is offering office-based or work from home job position for all Nationalities for a sales person / administrator / nanny / account auditor/ financial organiser / company representative / driver/ cleaner / work from home in the canaria island, las americas and all areas of Tenerife. you should speak english and If you speak Spanish, german, french this would be an added bonus pay for you. make all response to saveachildlifes@yahoo.com

    No experience is needed
    No requirements
    No qualification
    No screening
    No age limit

    All training will be given by information and instructions

    Please forward all cv or message to saveachildlifes@yahoo.com for a job now

  25. A great Charity organization for the kids is offering office-based or work from home job position for all Nationalities for a sales person / administrator / nanny / account auditor/ financial organiser / company representative / driver/ cleaner / work from home in the canaria island, las americas and all areas of Tenerife. you should speak english and If you speak Spanish, german, french this would be an added bonus pay for you. make all response to saveachildlifes@yahoo.com

    No experience is needed
    No requirements
    No qualification
    No screening
    No age limit

    All training will be given by information and instructions

    Please forward all cv or message to saveachildlifes@yahoo.com for a job now

  26. A great Charity organization for the kids is offering office-based or work from home job position for all Nationalities for a sales person / administrator / nanny / account auditor/ financial organiser / company representative / driver/ cleaner / work from home in the canaria island, las americas and all areas of Tenerife. you should speak english and If you speak Spanish, german, french this would be an added bonus pay for you. make all response to saveachildlifes@yahoo.com

    No experience is needed
    No requirements
    No qualification
    No screening
    No age limit

    All training will be given by information and instructions

    Please forward all cv or message to saveachildlifes@yahoo.com for a job now

  27. A great Charity organization for the kids is offering office-based or work from home job position for all Nationalities for a sales person / administrator / nanny / account auditor/ financial organiser / company representative / driver/ cleaner / work from home in the canaria island, las americas and all areas of Tenerife. you should speak english and If you speak Spanish, german, french this would be an added bonus pay for you. make all response to saveachildlifes@yahoo.com

    No experience is needed
    No requirements
    No qualification
    No screening
    No age limit

    All training will be given by information and instructions

    Please forward all cv or message to saveachildlifes@yahoo.com for a job now

  28. A great Charity organization for the kids is offering office-based or work from home job position for all Nationalities for a sales person / administrator / nanny / account auditor/ financial organiser / company representative / driver/ cleaner / work from home in the canaria island, las americas and all areas of Tenerife. you should speak english and If you speak Spanish, german, french this would be an added bonus pay for you. make all response to saveachildlifes@yahoo.com

    No experience is needed
    No requirements
    No qualification
    No screening
    No age limit

    All training will be given by information and instructions

    Please forward all cv or message to saveachildlifes@yahoo.com for a job now

  29. A great Charity organization for the kids is offering office-based or work from home job position for all Nationalities for a sales person / administrator / nanny / account auditor/ financial organiser / company representative / driver/ cleaner / work from home in the canaria island, las americas and all areas of Tenerife. you should speak english and If you speak Spanish, german, french this would be an added bonus pay for you. make all response to saveachildlifes@yahoo.com

    No experience is needed
    No requirements
    No qualification
    No screening
    No age limit

    All training will be given by information and instructions

    Please forward all cv or message to saveachildlifes@yahoo.com for a job now

  30. A great Charity organization for the kids is offering office-based or work from home job position for all Nationalities for a sales person / administrator / nanny / account auditor/ financial organiser / company representative / driver/ cleaner / work from home in the canaria island, las americas and all areas of Tenerife. you should speak english and If you speak Spanish, german, french this would be an added bonus pay for you. make all response to saveachildlifes@yahoo.com

    No experience is needed
    No requirements
    No qualification
    No screening
    No age limit

    All training will be given by information and instructions

    Please forward all cv or message to saveachildlifes@yahoo.com for a job now

  31. A great Charity organization for the kids is offering office-based or work from home job position for all Nationalities for a sales person / administrator / nanny / account auditor/ financial organiser / company representative / driver/ cleaner / work from home in the canaria island, las americas and all areas of Tenerife. you should speak english and If you speak Spanish, german, french this would be an added bonus pay for you. make all response to saveachildlifes@yahoo.com

    No experience is needed
    No requirements
    No qualification
    No screening
    No age limit

    All training will be given by information and instructions

    Please forward all cv or message to saveachildlifes@yahoo.com for a job now

  32. Hello,

    I am looking to get away in my winter break (16th December – 9th January but also am somewhat flexible out of these times ), I am really hoping to be somewhere warm for winter! so am up for doing any kind of temporary jobs, at the moment I am working in a night club in Southampton doing glass collecting! looking forward to a reply (sam_wooldridge1@hotmail.co.uk)! also another quick question about accommodation and how to find it. thank you very much

    Sam Wooldridge

  33. Hello,

    I am from the UK and have visited Gran Canaria several times and know the island well, after 7 years working in a highly successful Sales company, I am now looking to re locate to Gran Canaria for a new life on my own, I am 32 years of age and am very enthusiastic in my approach to a wide range of work, I can speak fluent French and have recently completed a Level 1 Spanish Course, I would like to work in places such as bars, restaurants, nightclubs or even work for a Sales company in an office/field environment, I have plentiful sales target history face to face and over the phone and am available to re locate immediately, please see my CV for more information on my experience and please feel free to contact me on +44 01268 424800 or +44 07968 352813 anytime, my email address is jamietregarthen@live.co.uk. I have fallen in love with GC and is a beautiful place and would love to be able to be a part of it all. Thank you.

    P.S If anyone in same position is looking to flat/apartment share please contact me.

    Jamie Tregarthen

  34. Hello my name is Juan/John and i am looking for job in Gran canaria. I am 34 years old and i am a very experienced person. I am currently working as a Sous Chef in a Golf Resort in the UK. I currently have family in Las Palmas so relocation can be done within a month.

    I am looking to working in Schools helping with English studies or sports activities, Restaurants or Golf complexes.

    My email address is Juanmmartin78@gmail.com and my phone number is 0044 7870748529.

    I have attached my CV for potential employers to review.

    Thank you for your time.

    Kind Regards

    Juan Martin

  35. Hello,

    My name i Chris and I am a student of the last year of Computer Science at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

    I specialize in WEB and MOBILE(ANDROID) development.

    If you need a cost-effective WEBSITE or MOBILE application do not hesitate to contact with me. Also, if there would be possibility I am interested in becoming a member of bigger team.

    My email: dev3lopment@gmail.com

    Salud,
    Chris

  36. Hi my name is Jennie. I live in England at the moment but looking to find work in Gran Canarias. I am fluent in both English and Spanish. I was born in Las Palmas, my mum is Canadian. Any help?? Thankyou y hasta pronto

    • Hi, outside the resorts teaching English is one main ways that foreign residents make a living. It helps to be a qualified teacher but it isn’t essential. We’d advise you to at least do a TEFL or CELTA so that you have a qualification.

      There are three main employers:

      International schools
      Bilingual schools
      Academies

      You can also give private classes, either at home or in student’s homes, and give business English lessons to companies. You have to hustle and promote yourself to get these though.

  37. I am writing to you to apply for the position of massage therapist.
    I am a 27 year-old individual who is aiming to search job opportunities in your sector .
    As per my education I hold an official course of Relaxing Massage which I decided to study as this is the field where I want to build a solid career. I have been working as a Massage Therapist back in my home country for 12 months and it has been one of the most gratifying working experiences I ever had.
    I am looking for a job where I can continue putting into practice all the acquired knowledge and continue developing my skills.

    I would be able to show working methods characterized by proactiveness and engagement filled with enthusiasm and efficiency.
    You will find a flexible candidate with a great adaptability to new environments
    I would be grateful to give any further information in a personal interview.

    With Kindest Regards,
    Ivan Gerasovski

  38. Hello!
    My name is Rebecca and I am looking for housekeeping work in Gran Canaria from the middle of September, I am 23 years old and have I 2 years housekeeping experience I also have experience in cooking breakfasts and table waiting experience and great customer service skills, I am a native English speaker from Scotland and my Spanish is at an intermediate level, I am practising twice a week for 1 hour each time because I want to reach fluency. My skype address is Rebeccacoxon1993.

    I look forward to replies!

    Rebecca Coxon

    • Hi, this is tricky as there are lots of locals looking for similar work. Perhaps a good idea is to combine it with English teaching.

  39. Hi, I`am 27 years old man from Latvia, and I looking for job opportunities!

    I have a lot of expierence working with a variety of composite materials.
    My work experience consist of: wet lamination, dry lamination(PRE-PREG), infusion, vacum bagging.
    I have big expierence and knowlege!

    if someone needs a good employee + I have also a good worker who is looking for a job with me.

  40. Hi My name is Michael Im 30 years old i going to move to Gran canaria in january 2017 so i looking for full time job i speak english spanish and polish language.I have experience with assembly furniture production doors and windows and warehouse but im person who very quickly learn everything . please contact me if You have any jobs Thanks

  41. Hi my name is Marco, I am a 29 year old Australian moving to Las Palmas in April with my Canarian partner.
    English is my mother-tongue and I have very basic Spanish (keen to learn properly). My educational background is in International Development (Humanitarian Aid/Disaster Relief).
    Apart from the World Food Programmes’ Humanitarian Aid Depot in Puerto de la Luz, does anyone know of NGOs or relief agencies with offices in Las Palmas?

    I look forward to hearing back.

    • Hi,

      There are lots of smaller charities here, and the city is a useful base for international work in Africa. However, there is a lot of a competition for local jobs rom Canarians so it won’t be easy to find a job on the island in this area.

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