banned jobs for expats in Oman

List of banned jobs for expats in Oman

As a part of Omanization which bring more banned jobs for expats in Oman, Oman has also restricted certain jobs for Omani nationals only and has issued a 6 month ban on issuance of work visa for expats in many sectors including IT, Engineering and Aviation and many technical professions.
Sultanate,s Minister of Manpower , Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Bakri, informed about the new rule which is under immediate effect.
This move is taken as a part of Omanization of the Labor market in Oman to encourage the private sector to hire skilled Omani nationals more than the expats within the country.
He also added that this is to direct the companies to put more efforts in hiring Omani nationals rather than expatriates as companies do not look for Omani nationals when hiring for some skilled jobs. 6 month ban period will help the companies to identify the skills of Omani nationals and to differentiate the skills of nationals and expats in the time said.
According to a survey, the number of expats working in the Sultanate has been increased by three times which is leading to the unemployment of skilled Omani nationals.

List of the banned jobs for expats in Oman is:

Information Systems
Marketing
Sales
Administration
Human Resource
Insurance
Airports
Media
Engineering
Technical professions