Kafala system, recruitment and working conditions in Qatar

  1. Labour mobility

    What is the procedure to change jobs in Qatar?

    12 May 2022

    All workers in Qatar are able to change employers without having to first obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC). This flowchart explains the steps to follow when changing jobs.

  2. Labour mobility

    Changing jobs in Qatar - Key information for workers

    12 May 2022

    All workers in Qatar can change jobs without having to obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) anytime during their contract period. These FAQs provide helpful information for workers regarding the procedures to change employers.

  3. Labour mobility

    Labour mobility in Qatar - Key information for employers

    12 May 2022

    All workers in Qatar can change jobs without having to obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) anytime during their contract period. This document provides helpful information for employers on the new changes.

  4. Qatar's construction sector

    Fair recruitment matters for business

    20 September 2021

    This brochure presents the lessons from a pilot to promote fair recruitment in Qatar's construction sector. The pilot showed implementing fair recruitment is possible with commitment and transparency amongst all actors involved.

  5. Domestic work

    Why is it important to celebrate International Domestic Workers' Day?

    16 June 2021

    On 16 June, as we celebrate International Domestic Workers’ Day, we asked workers, employers and other partners in Qatar why we need to promote decent work for domestic workers and why it’s important to celebrate International Domestic Workers’ Day.

  6. Publication

    Know your rights: A booklet for domestic workers in Qatar

    16 June 2021

    This booklet highlights the main aspects of Qatar's Domestic Workers and Immigration Laws. It is intended to help domestic workers understand their rights and responsibilities.

  7. Publication

    Guide to employing a migrant domestic worker in Qatar

    16 June 2021

    This guide provides useful information for employers of domestic workers to help build a just and healthy employment relationship, in full respect of Qatar's Domestic Workers and Immigration Laws.

  8. Domestic Work

    Qatar celebrates International Domestic Workers’ Day 2021

    On 16 June, join us to hear from domestic workers, employers, government representatives, and partners in Qatar what International Domestic Workers’ Day means to them and how we can work towards realizing decent work for all domestic workers.

  9. Webinar

    From Bangladesh to Qatar: Lessons from a fair recruitment pilot in the construction sector

    Join a discussion with the partners involved in the pilot, and hear about the lessons and the replicability for other industries and countries.

  10. Publication

    Promising practices for fair recruitment: Piloting fair recruitment from Bangladesh to Qatar in the construction sector

    07 April 2021

    This promising practice is part of a series, and results from a stocktaking exercise undertaken five years after the launch of the Fair Recruitment Initiative (FRI).