Top 10 Countries Where Nepalese People Have Migrated For Labour

Last updated on 2022-08-11
Top 10 Countries Where Nepalese People Have Migrated For Labour

It all started when the government founded after the King's direct reign ended was unable to deliver on its promises of economic and social rebirth. Corruption, mismanagement of resources, and the sheer incompetence of many organizations exacerbated the dissatisfaction of individuals desperate for a quality job.

*The ranking is done on the basis of research conducted by The Everest List and the reports of the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security and Center for the Study of Labour and Mobility.

10. Cyprus

Cyprus
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The Republic of Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean. Its major economic activities are in the sectors of finance, shipping and tourism. 0.7% of total Nepalese migrant workers have chosen Cyprus as their destination. The currency of Cyprus is Euro.

  • Total Labor Permits Issued : 3304
  • Percentage Of Nepalese Labour Force : 0.70%

9. Afghanistan

Afghanistan
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The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is a country that neighbors Pakistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. 0.80% of total Nepalese migrant workers worked in Afghanistan during 2017/2018. But at the present, the workers have been rescued following the Taliban insurgency. The currency of Afghanistan is Afghan afghani.

  • Total Labor Permits Issued : 3763
  • Percentage Of Nepalese Labour Force : 0.80%

8. Maldives

Maldives
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The tourism Industry is the main economic activity in the Maldives. Nepalese workers are seen in the tourism industry as well as serving as housemaids and in the hospitality sector. About 0.80 % of total migrant workers from Nepal work in the Maldives. The currency of Maldives is Maldivian Rufiyaa.

  • Total Labor Permits Issued : 3763
  • Percentage Of Nepalese Labour Force : 0.80%

7. Oman

Oman
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The Sultanate of Oman is a country in Western Asia neighboring The UAE, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia. A total of 5,713 labor permits were issued in 2017/2018. The statistics include both new and re-entries. The currency of Oman is Omani Rial.

  • Total Labor Permits Issued : 5,713
  • Percentage Of Nepalese Labour Force : 1.20%

6. Bahrain

Bahrain
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Like other countries in this list, Bahrain is also a country whose main source of economy is crude oil. Though the fact is the size of Bahrain is 0.51 % of Nepal (Bahrain’s Area: 760 km2 ). However, Bahrain manages to bring 2% of migrant workers to Nepal. The currency of Bahrain is Bahraini Dinar. As of 2017, 0.02% of total remittance received by Nepal was from Bahrain.

  • Total Labor Permits Issued : 8,454
  • Percentage Of Nepalese Labour Force : 2.00%

5. Malaysia

Malaysia
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Malaysia has historically been the primary destination for Nepalese migrant labor. However, the Nepalese government suspended labor migration to Malaysia for 16 months pending an agreement on recruiting costs and labor market conditions, as stipulated in an MoU signed by the two countries in October 2018. As a result, Qatar got a greater proportion of migrant workers (31.8%) in the fiscal year 2018/2019 whereas Malaysia was left with 4.20 %. The currency of Malaysia is the Malaysian ringgit.

  • Total Labor Permits Issued : 21370
  • Percentage Of Nepalese Labour Force : 4.20%

4. Kuwait

Kuwait
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Like various other oil-rich countries, Kuwait also has been demanding migrant workers. This is particularly done to satiate their needs for infrastructural development. 6.80% of the migrant workers from Nepal choose Kuwait as their destination. The currency of Kuwait is Kuwaiti Dinar.

  • Total Labor Permits Issued : 27,149
  • Percentage Of Nepalese Labour Force : 6.80%

3. Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia
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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a nation that ranks third in terms of oil production after the United States & Russia. In a country with such an economic boom due to oil production, many Nepalese go there for better employment opportunities. A total of 19.50% of the total migrant population go to Saudi Arabia. Most of them, are unskilled labor and work in industries like construction and gardening. The currency of Saudi Arabia is Saudi Riyal.

  • Total Labor Permits Issued : 108,414
  • Percentage Of Nepalese Labour Force : 19.50%

2. UAE

UAE
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The United Arab Emirates is an attractive destination for Nepalese laborers In fact it is one of the most popular destinations among Nepalese migrants outside of India. Of 236,208 immigrants, 26.5% have chosen UAE as their destination. According to the graphs, it is the top destination for female migrants. However post-pandemic a lot of workers have been left in misery. The currency of the UAE is the UAE dirham.

  • Total Labor Permits Issued : 114,941
  • Percentage Of Nepalese Labour Force : 26.50%

1. Qatar

Qatar
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Nepal is third after India and Bangladesh in terms of having the largest immigrants in Qatar. 31.8 % of the total immigrant population works in Qatar. The major working event right now is the World Cup 2022. Nepalese workers are suffering because of the world cup. Working extensively in extreme conditions for the construction of stadiums. This is tragic for the Nepalese people. The currency of Qatar is the Qatari Riyal.

  • Total Labor Permits Issued : 183,542
  • Percentage Of Nepalese Labour Force : 31.80%

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10. Cyprus

Cyprus
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The Republic of Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean. Its major economic activities are in the sectors of finance, shipping and tourism. 0.7% of total Nepalese migrant workers have chosen Cyprus as their destination. The currency of Cyprus is Euro.

  • Total Labor Permits Issued : 3304
  • Percentage Of Nepalese Labour Force : 0.70%

9. Afghanistan

Afghanistan
Image Source: Pexels

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is a country that neighbors Pakistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. 0.80% of total Nepalese migrant workers worked in Afghanistan during 2017/2018. But at the present, the workers have been rescued following the Taliban insurgency. The currency of Afghanistan is Afghan afghani.

  • Total Labor Permits Issued : 3763
  • Percentage Of Nepalese Labour Force : 0.80%

8. Maldives

Maldives
Image Source: Pexels

The tourism Industry is the main economic activity in the Maldives. Nepalese workers are seen in the tourism industry as well as serving as housemaids and in the hospitality sector. About 0.80 % of total migrant workers from Nepal work in the Maldives. The currency of Maldives is Maldivian Rufiyaa.

  • Total Labor Permits Issued : 3763
  • Percentage Of Nepalese Labour Force : 0.80%

7. Oman

Oman
Image Source: Pexels

The Sultanate of Oman is a country in Western Asia neighboring The UAE, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia. A total of 5,713 labor permits were issued in 2017/2018. The statistics include both new and re-entries. The currency of Oman is Omani Rial.

  • Total Labor Permits Issued : 5,713
  • Percentage Of Nepalese Labour Force : 1.20%

6. Bahrain

Bahrain
Image Source: Pexels

Like other countries in this list, Bahrain is also a country whose main source of economy is crude oil. Though the fact is the size of Bahrain is 0.51 % of Nepal (Bahrain’s Area: 760 km2 ). However, Bahrain manages to bring 2% of migrant workers to Nepal. The currency of Bahrain is Bahraini Dinar. As of 2017, 0.02% of total remittance received by Nepal was from Bahrain.

  • Total Labor Permits Issued : 8,454
  • Percentage Of Nepalese Labour Force : 2.00%

5. Malaysia

Malaysia
Image Source: Pexels

Malaysia has historically been the primary destination for Nepalese migrant labor. However, the Nepalese government suspended labor migration to Malaysia for 16 months pending an agreement on recruiting costs and labor market conditions, as stipulated in an MoU signed by the two countries in October 2018. As a result, Qatar got a greater proportion of migrant workers (31.8%) in the fiscal year 2018/2019 whereas Malaysia was left with 4.20 %. The currency of Malaysia is the Malaysian ringgit.

  • Total Labor Permits Issued : 21370
  • Percentage Of Nepalese Labour Force : 4.20%

4. Kuwait

Kuwait
Image Source: Pexels

Like various other oil-rich countries, Kuwait also has been demanding migrant workers. This is particularly done to satiate their needs for infrastructural development. 6.80% of the migrant workers from Nepal choose Kuwait as their destination. The currency of Kuwait is Kuwaiti Dinar.

  • Total Labor Permits Issued : 27,149
  • Percentage Of Nepalese Labour Force : 6.80%

3. Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia
Image Source: Pexels

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a nation that ranks third in terms of oil production after the United States & Russia. In a country with such an economic boom due to oil production, many Nepalese go there for better employment opportunities. A total of 19.50% of the total migrant population go to Saudi Arabia. Most of them, are unskilled labor and work in industries like construction and gardening. The currency of Saudi Arabia is Saudi Riyal.

  • Total Labor Permits Issued : 108,414
  • Percentage Of Nepalese Labour Force : 19.50%

2. UAE

UAE
Image Source: Pexels

The United Arab Emirates is an attractive destination for Nepalese laborers In fact it is one of the most popular destinations among Nepalese migrants outside of India. Of 236,208 immigrants, 26.5% have chosen UAE as their destination. According to the graphs, it is the top destination for female migrants. However post-pandemic a lot of workers have been left in misery. The currency of the UAE is the UAE dirham.

  • Total Labor Permits Issued : 114,941
  • Percentage Of Nepalese Labour Force : 26.50%

1. Qatar

Qatar
Image Source: Pexels

Nepal is third after India and Bangladesh in terms of having the largest immigrants in Qatar. 31.8 % of the total immigrant population works in Qatar. The major working event right now is the World Cup 2022. Nepalese workers are suffering because of the world cup. Working extensively in extreme conditions for the construction of stadiums. This is tragic for the Nepalese people. The currency of Qatar is the Qatari Riyal.

  • Total Labor Permits Issued : 183,542
  • Percentage Of Nepalese Labour Force : 31.80%

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