Educated Skilled Labor Force

Belize Workforce 

Workforce

  • Friendly, well-educated, productive, English speaking citizenry
  • Bilingual (English, Spanish)
  • The 2010 Population and Housing Census revealed that the population was at 312,698, up from 240,204 in 2000.
  • Even with this increase in population, Belize remains one of the least densely populated countries in the Americas.
  • Of the country’s total labour force (130,717), 100,537 are employed, with 32.47% of workers in the Belize District (42,443).
  • The following table, gives a clearer picture of the country’s labour force. See Statistics for further break downs or visit the website of the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) at www.statisticsbelize.gov.bz  Visit site
Employed Population by Sex, Category of Worker and District, 2010p
TOTAL
Corozal Orange Walk Belize Cayo Stann Creek Toledo 2010 2000
Total 12,203 13,376 31,380 21,575 10,295 7,998 96,827 71,208
Own business / self-employed with paid help 1,058 1,285 2,513 1,737 770 462 7,825 3,966
Own business / self-employed without paid help 2,340 2,107 4,649 3,645 1,260 2,623 16,624 12,205
Paid employee – government 1,028 1,150 4,354 2,942 1,017 916 11,407 10,434
Paid employee – quasi government 258 271 1,180 790 154 189 2,842 n.a.
Paid employee – other private/NGO 7,054 7,910 18,202 11,577 6,832 3,190 54,765 40,906
Paid employee – international organization/embassy 406 598 267 621 230 606 2,728 n.a.
Unpaid family worker 29 42 172 235 29 11 518 3,476
DK / NS 30 13 43 28 3 1 118 221

Source: 2010 Population & Housing Census Belize
Statistical Institute of Belize, March 2012

• Work Permits

  • Travellers must have a valid passport and an onward plane ticket for a 30-day Visitor’s Visa to be issued.
  • Citizens from the U.S.A., British Commonwealth (except India), Mexico, CARICOM, Costa Rica, Austria, or nationals of a member state of the European Union do not require a visa; all other countries require a visa.
  • Any Belizean Embassy or Consulate can issue a visa at the cost of US$50.00 for single entry valid for 3 months or US$100.00 for multiple entries valid up to twelve months.
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