Jobsplus is the national public employment agency. It provides job advisory services, training courses, as well as several employment support schemes. It is also the agency responsible for issuing employment licences (work permits) for asylum-seekers, refugees and beneficiaries of subsidiary protection.


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Job Brokerage Office

Job Brokerage Office (within Jobsplus) provides services to asylum seekers, beneficiaries of international protection (refugee status and subsidiary protection). The office provides short-term job exposure opportunities, career guidance, profiling and CV drafting, courses in basic English and Maltese for employment, and facilitates access to other professional services, courses and schemes.

Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers (AWAS)

The Migrant Advice Unit within AWAS is responsible for providing information about employment within reception centres.

Intakes take place in Marsa Initial Reception Centre.

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Social Security Department

The Social Security Department is the government authority responsible for providing social welfare benefits.

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National Commission for the Promotion of Equality

Receives and investigates complaints of discrimination.

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Department of Inland Revenue

Income Tax


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Department for Industrial and Employment Relations (DIER)

Receives complaints on employment conditions

Opening Hours

Winter (​1st October – 15th June)

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 8:00 – 15:30
  • Wednesday – 8:00 – 12:00

Summer (16th June – 30th September)

  • Monday to Friday – 8:00-12:00

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Business First

Support for start-up companies and business


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Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS)

JRS provides services related to legal assistance, employment services, social work, psychological and health care support to refugees in reception centres and the community.

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Integra Foundation

Integra foundation provides basic integration support through language lessons and drop-in centres.

Peace Lab Information Centre

CV and job-search support

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