Marine Industry Careers & Jobs
There are employment possibilities in Grenada but strict rules have to be followed if a non-citizen or non-resident wishes to work in Grenada.
The Government recognises that certain skills are not available on the island and it encourages investment in businesses on the island. Whether an employee or an investor in a business you are required to have a valid Work Permit. It is illegal to take part in any business or trade for hire or reward without a Work Permit. Any person who is not a citizen or a resident found working without a Work Permit is liable to a fine and immediate deportation.
Employers can equally be fined if they employ non-citizens or non-residents without valid Work Permits.
This is a link to the Ministry of Labour
This is the legislation (PDF format) for Foreign Nationals and Commonwealth Citizens (Employment) Act Cap 115
Our members are always on the lookout to recruit new skilled people and the range of positions is extensive. Our industry offers a rewarding career for many rather than just a job. The difference is the opportunity to advance up a career ladder based upon the attainment of additional competency-based qualifications, ultimately reaching the point where staff can apply for international positions. We are working with NTA on the design of National Vocational Qualifications. Grenada will be the first OECS country to have such standards for Leisure Craft, and we expect them to be adopted by the Region in due course.
The trades and skills available in MAYAG Companies include:
- Commercial Diving
- Electrical & electronics
- Engine & gearbox repair
- Marine surveying
- Metal work
- Project management
- Sail training
- Wood work
- Yacht Charter
- Yacht crew
- Yard services