There are no jobs in Belize for foreigners; you won’t find one. There are no jobs because there is no economy, except if you want to pick bananas for $1 Belize per hour or a few weeks a year.
The private businesses may need some people, but that’s the tricky thing right now. We cannot find an IT manager or a marketing manager because that education doesn’t exist here in the country, but Belize is very protective of its own people to see that they get any job they can, before a foreigner.
For example, if I want to hire a foreign bartender who knows how to manage my hotel, the government in Belize is going to say, “No, we refuse to allow you to hire this foreigner, because there are many people here in Belize who can run a hotel.” However, if you present it to them in a different way, you may get a different result. For example, you may say, “We are going to hire a manager. The guy has to have a particular degree and he has this 15 cocktail shaking degree, a cappuccino-making specialty course, and he is going to train 60 people here in Belize. He will have local staff and teach them about cappuccino making and cocktail shaking.” If you do this, then the government will welcome your proposal. In order to get a job in Belize, you have to prove that you couldn’t find any Belizean who could do that job. You have to prove that no Belizean responded and you can’t find anyone for the job.
Yes there is a lot of opportunity for work in Belize, but not if you are not going to contribute to a certain niche that is already filled. For example, if you are going to come here and teach, they are going to kick you out because teaching is the only job here that is paid. However, if you come here and say that you want to open an engineering company, you have five degrees and you are going to train local engineers, they will say, “Welcome.”
In short, if you come to take a job in Belize, they don’t like it, but if you come to give job opportunities, you are welcome.