The Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MTSS) issued technical report number DNE-DML-OF-372-2018, on occupations not recommended for the categories of "Specific Occupation Worker and Temporary Resident".

The MTSS must determine the occupational activities in Costa Rica where workforce is required, in order for the Immigration Office to determine whether to authorize the permanence of foreigners in the country to perform remunerated work involving displacement of the national or regularized foreign work force in the country, in whole or in part.

Given the growing volume of foreigners who have entered Costa Rica and the percentage of current unemployment in our country, this technical report limits the jobs that the Immigration Office can authorize. According to the Ministry, there are currently enough Costa Rican and foreign unemployed individuals who can work under these restricted/non-recommended categories.

To see the non-recommended positions, please click here.

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