Working in France

France is a popular choice for finance professionals from all over the world as a location to live and work. Morgan McKinley are experts in global professional services recruitment and we can not only advise you before you depart for France, but can also provide support when you arrive, via our Paris office.

Living in France – Fast Facts
  •  The currency is the euro, 1 euro = 100 cents
  •  Population: 62.6 million
  •  Main exports: Machinery and transport equipment, agricultural products, including wine.
  •  With at least 75 million foreign visitors per year. France is the most visited country in the world and maintains the third largest income in the world through tourism.
  •  France borders: Andorra, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain and Switzerland.
  •  French business hours are regulated by a 35-hour work week limit.
  •  The major industrial sectors in France are still government monopolies (telecommunications, railways, airlines and gas and electricity).
Visa Requirements in France
EU nationals have an automatic right to work in France. Non-EU citizens will need to apply for a work permit, for which they first need a carte de séjour or a Working Holiday Visa, as well as a written promise of employment. Permits can be refused on the grounds of high local unemployment. You can find more information about visa requirements online via your local French Embassy website.

Thinking about Moving to France?

If you are considering working abroad, international recruitment specialists Morgan McKinley can give you advice and guidance on a number of locations worldwide, including France.