Approved Wage Earners

The following categories of wage earners are entitled to move and work freely in the Community:

CARICOM Nationals who are:

Graduates of all recognised universities in the world

Graduates, for the purposes of free movement of skills, are persons who have obtained at least a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or a professional qualification which is equivalent to at least a bachelor’s degree {/slide}

Artistes, for the purposes of free movement of skills are persons, who are active in or qualified to enter a particular field of art with the specific purpose to earn a living. Such persons perform functions, such as, but not limited to:

Visual Artistes:

  • Fine artist
  • Costume builder
  • Costume designer
  • Fashion designer
  • Set fashion
  • Make-up artist
  • Stylists
  • Interior designer
  • Textile designer
  • Architects
  • Landscape artist
  • Graphic artist
  • Print maker

Performance Artistes:

  • Dancer
  • Actor
  • Choreographer
  • Director
  • Performance poet
  • Story-teller
  • Folk performer
  • Puppeteer

3.    Musicians
4.    Sportspersons,
5.    Media Workers,
6.    Nurses
7.    Teachers
8.    Artisans with a Caribbean Vocational Qualification
9.    Holders of Associate Degrees or comparable qualification
10.    Managerial, supervisory and technical staff brought in by a Company under the Free Movement of Skills/Labour regime, in order to further its business.

If a CARICOM National does not fall in any of the above-mentioned wage earning categories, then he/she must apply for a work permit if he/she wishes to work in another Member State.