A host of opportunities
If you are looking for work you first have to ask yourself what type of work you are interested in. Most people in Belgium work in the private sector. There are also many opportunities in the public sector. Some people like being self-employed, whereas others prefer temporary work. Every type of work has its own employment conditions.
To work in Belgium, foreign nationals need a valid work permit (unless they are exempt from it) and a professional card if they want to work as self-employed professionals.
To find work abroad, follow the guide.
Looking for work
Several bodies can help you in your job search in the Brussels-Capital Region. Actiris is the employment office for the Brussels-Capital Region. The first step is to register as a jobseeker at Actiris. Actiris also has an international section, , which can help you (BIJOB) .
The Missions Locales and 'Werkwinkels' provide help on the job market to people who need it.
Without a job - career breaks
You may sometimes need to take a career break to ensure you maintain a good life-work balance. Various types of leave and time credit allow you to take a break from work.
After having worked all your life you can take a well-earned retirement. We explain how the system works in practice.
Assistance and support
There are several bodies that can answer all your questions with respect to work.