Work in Cayman
Discover a little more about the key Cayman markets, what it is like to work in Cayman, and the Cayman way of life.
The Cayman Islands has a world leading international financial centre and serves as the leading domicile for offshore hedge funds. The Cayman Islands’ financial industry also includes global banking, captive insurance, trust management and emerging markets such as fintech. As a result of this global finance portfolio, the Cayman Islands also benefits from well-developed financial infrastructure and services, including many renowned law firms, corporate services and accountants, as well as marketing, communications, IT, HR services… all the industries needed to support the financial services sector and the thriving workforce.
Getting that first job in Cayman can be daunting, especially if you are applying for a role from abroad, as the Islands benefit from a strong and educated local workforce. The Cayman Islands economy is growing and therefore it is highly possible to secure work in Cayman, as long as you are prepared to be flexible and have the patience required to wait for the right opportunity.
It is important to note that strict immigration laws are in place to ensure that Caymanians, their spouses, Permanent Residents and existing residents are given preference for any available position. Please see our page on Cayman Work Permits for an overview of the processes involved in securing a job.
Once you have successfully secured work in Cayman and made the move to the tropics, you will experience a healthy work/life balance, spending more time with your family or out doing your favourite activities. There is a very time-limited commute! The sun and sea are more than a little tempting at the end of your working week and the outdoor lifestyle is a big part of Cayman life. The corporate office scene is collaborative and professional – being welcoming, friendly and inclusive is an expectation, so new employees are supported once they arrive in Cayman. Caymanians are always willing to offer assistance, even if they have just met you – “CaymanKind” is knitted into the local heritage and you feel this warm influence as soon as you step off the plane.
Cayman offers a diverse workplace, rich in culture from both Caymanians and expats alike. Your colleagues will be Caymanian, American, Jamaican, Canadian, British, Australian or even South African. There is always a new sport to get familiar with, a national holiday to celebrate, or a new traditional meal to try. Working here means living an international lifestyle, meeting people from all corners of the globe and embracing the expat life to the fullest. One of the best outcomes from all this diversity is the amazing food offering that can be found on Island – simply, Cayman is a foodie’s dream.
Living and working in the Cayman Islands involves adapting to a way of life – the atmosphere, when compared to the fast paced lifestyle some are used to in Europe or North America, is more relaxed and has a definite Caribbean feel. Things take a little longer to process, for example, your internet connection can take up to 10 days to be installed. However, things do get done, one must simply adjust to “Cayman time”.
To find work in Cayman contact our experienced recruiters.