Connect with Like-Minded Expatriates

Our team of experts is ready to help you find a home abroad, move your household goods, and settle into your new country.

Join Now

Working in Casablanca

Find out how to get a job and work in Casablanca

There are many job opportunities available in industrial, education, IT, and service sectors. Expats seeking employment could use online resources to look up job information. Check out our Relocation Guide for more information about working in Casablanca.

Employment in Casablanca

Casablanca is experiencing a period of growth and development, meaning there is work available for expatriates moving to Casablanca in large corporations, industry, education, IT and customer service, as well as in private tutoring and nannying. Expatriates moving to Casablanca who speak French or Arabic may find working in the city easier.

Local Economy

Many leading Moroccan corporations have their headquarters and manufacturing plants in Casablanca, leading to a good local economy. Around 56% of industrial labor is accounted for in the city, contributing around 44% of the industrial output for Morocco.

The main export is phosphate, but other industries in Casablanca include fishing and fish canning, furniture production, building materials, electronics, food processing, drinks manufacturing and cigarette production.

Aside from manufacturing, expatriates moving to Casablanca for work will also find 30% of the Moroccan banking network and many other service-based organizations based in the city. The Casablanca Technopark is Morocco’s first industrial park and has a mission to develop Morocco’s information technology offering. On top of this, there is a consistent tourist trade, leading to a decent hospitality industry within the city.

Job Hunting in Casablanca

Although not entirely essential if working in a large corporation, one key skill to have when job hunting in Casablanca is speaking French or Arabic. Expatriates moving to Casablanca with only English as a first language can find work, mainly in teaching English, in international schools, or working in call centers or the hospitality industry.

Most job vacancies are posted online, either on portals, including the Department of Labor website, called Anapec, or directly on the job pages of specific companies. Roles are typically posted in French, which is a good indication that some modicum of French will be required.

Income Taxation in Casablanca

Expatriates living in Casablanca are considered full-time residents if they stay in Morocco for a minimum of 183 days in any given year. They will be taxed on worldwide income above 30,000 MAD to include salaries and wages, investment, income from property rent or sales, capital gains, annuities and pensions. Income tax rates vary between 10% and 38%, dependent on total income.

Other taxes that expats living in Casablanca should be aware of include property tax, which is figured out proportionally, and VAT. Morocco holds reciprocal tax agreements with a number of other nations to ensure that expats living in Morocco are not taxed twice on their income by both their home country and Morocco. Moreover, social security contributions are withheld monthly from the salary.

Do you want to relocate? If you have never moved abroad, the process will be overwhelming, and if you have, you know the burden that lies ahead. Whatever stage you are at, InterNations GO! can help you with a complete set of relocation services, such as home finding, school search, visa solutions, and even pet relocation. Our expert expat team is ready to get your relocation going, so why not jump-start your move abroad and contact us today? Best to start early!

Updated on: December 02, 2021
Moving to

Moving to Casablanca

As the main port for Morocco, Casablanca has been a key industrial, business and financial center for centuries. Casa...

Read Guide Arrow

Living in Casablanca

Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco and is considered to be the economic and business center of the country. Li...

Read Guide Arrow

Join Our Exciting Events in Casablanca

Once we've helped you move to Casablanca, we can make you feel at home by introducing you to other expats who have already settled and are part of our Casablanca Community. Attend our monthly events and activities in Casablanca and get to know like-minded expats in real life.


Start date Dec 3, 2021, 7:00 PM

Attendees 7

Feel Good Movie

Start date Dec 4, 2021, 4:00 PM

Attendees 4

Nadia Mehadji "Ligne de vie" Art Exhibition

Start date Dec 7, 2021, 6:30 PM

Attendees 7

Brunch Munch

Start date Dec 12, 2021, 10:30 AM

Attendees 7

Connect with Fellow Expats