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An international city with a diverse, well-educated population, Hong Kong welcomes high-quality professionals and talents from around the world. Various initiatives for talent acquisition, including the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme, support talented individuals and entrepreneurs from overseas and the Mainland to work in Hong Kong, enabling them to leverage their talent and contribute to the city’s development in a wide variety of sectors.

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Employment Visas

To meet local human resources needs, Hong Kong offers several immigration schemes that aim to attract and retain a diverse international workforce. 

  • The General Employment Policy (GEP) enables local employers to recruit overseas talent with professional skills not readily available in Hong Kong. Entrepreneurs who plan to start or join a business in Hong Kong can also apply for entry under the GEP.
  • To attract and facilitate the recruitment of I&T expertise, initiatives include the Technology Talent Admission Scheme which enables eligible technology companies and research institutions to recruit R&D talent from the Mainland and overseas. 

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General Employment Policy

Introduction of Admission Schemes for Talent, Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Quality Migrant Admission Scheme

Admission Schemes for Talents and Professionals

Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates

Technology Talent Admission Scheme

Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals

Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent Residents

Native-speaking English Teacher Scheme

Interactive Employment Service

Last revision date: 09/06/2022

Talent List

A Talent List for Hong Kong identifies specific priority sectors and professions for attracting experienced and accomplished talents who can help to propel the development of relevant sectors while, at the same time, advancing their own careers in a dynamic and fast-moving business environment. 

The Talent List comprises 51 professions under 9 industry segments, namely business support; creative industries, arts and culture, performing arts; development and construction; environmental technology services; financial services; healthcare services; innovation and technology; legal and dispute resolution services; and maritime services.

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Talents Service Unit online platform

Talent List of Hong Kong

Immigration services

Aspire to Achieve More @HK

Living and Investing in Hong Kong


Last revision date: 17/05/2023

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