China Job Opportunities for Foreigners


The writing is on the wall for foreign teachers operating in China. Times have changed and continue to purge out unwanted unqualified applicants and present illegal workers, Those days of teaching here without the correct  perquisite  documentation or appropriate visa or education credentials appear to be numbered and winding down.

Since early July 2019, it is clear that government departments and policing has heightened with spot checks on schools and teaching establishments, rise of a scale not seen since the beginning of international schools and employment of native and now none native teachers is scary,  Teacher detainment’s, expulsion and cancelled visas together with huge fines is taking place rigorously, tandem with several government announcements related to increasing education oversight and the policing of unqualified workers.



All teachers and professionals require certificates to work in in China,  qualifications, special certification and police registration on arrival is a must, This good and bad implications

  • quality of service and individuals for their particular sphere in business and educational establishments
  • better command on pay to procure these qualified individuals
  • Chinese government satisfied and leave you alone
  • removal of risks factors and deportation/ legitimacy to work




The early days finding a job was never a problem, 2005 and up to 2017  you could walk into a English school did a Demo after researching teaching technique’s and practices land a job

My first experiences at interviews were not good as a freshman but through these failures I began to understand what was required from my  interviewers, this is about learning from your mistakes and screw ups and apply to the task to get a job.


  • 1 : Degree Notarized / certifications/ previous background history/ criminal records letter/ etc..
  • 2 : International or State Employment establishments



Teachers for toddlers and children up to 10 years old is much needed for area of work , Teachers pay is higher and you are offered benefits outside the norm to keep you i.e. Apartment/ health funding/ flight/ good holidays


Early learning school

  • 3 : International schools finding a job here, will now tend to ask for Certifications, as mentioned above,

So this would show determination to teach.  Schools may consider this a passion and start you with the intention to continue your studies while in employment, with financial support its a small investment for them with high turnover and profits of new students



  • 4 : Online Sales and support for international customers,this area of work is under-subscribed and much needed English spoken job opportunities are available for thriving new companies and established ones
  • 5 : Website Resources:
  •, http:/
  • / and recruitment pages
  • WeChat Groups / FB Expat Groups-
  • Linkedin


Modelling for Women and Kids is lucrative and quite easy to find as these sites promote this kind of work constantly, These are well informative popular English language sites and owned by foreigners.



  • 6 : Dance teachers-Latin-Modern and Pop

Have a demand as the Chinese are seeking awareness and equality with all things imported. They also have the money in the Big Cities, where families are constantly pushing their offspring’s to be everything and better than their counterparts so ”THE MORE YOU STUDY THEN BIGGER YOU WILL BECOME’ is the view i experienced living in china several years

  • The EMPEROR SYNDROME comes into play and being better and richer than your neighbor is ever more evident in this culture, found in the new China in such Cities like Shenzhen, Beijing, or Shanghai



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  • Benson says:

    Nice to see you have a new page ,that is good for you , long time stay in China , more well know China , now can feedback to other foreign, to help them learn Chinese , that is very good ! Government need say thanks to you !

    • admin says:

      hello Benson
      it is pleasure to hear your kind words and of course i am trying to build a great site to promote china from a language and cultural aspect, do let me know if yo have any other info you need or wish me to include on the site
      best wishes

  • Cem says:

    Hi Chris,

    Great post! I appreciate all the information you wrote I think it’s very helpful for anyone considering to come. I think you’ve listed the most demanding jobs in China. On top of that I’d add:
    – WeChat Groups / FB Expat Groups
    – LinkedIN

    These are also great sources to find job if you have a qualification on a certain skill etc. I think for some jobs you don’t actually need to know chinese. Nowadays the translation software is very strong so It’s much easier than before to live here.


    • admin says:

      hello Cem
      Yes you have a point on that as shenzhen is a international city in many ways wit new and cutting edge technologies also a s tried and tested foreigner working in china your words are important for those considering a trip or move to new jobs,
      appreciate your time and support on this from an expat point of view.

      enjoy your time there


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