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Updated November 2022

Overseas Filipino Workers, commonly referred to as OFWs, are Filipino nationals who are currently working abroad. OFW is a somewhat broad term, encompassing individuals working as domestic workers, construction workers, nurses, engineers, and others.

Here is everything you need to know about OFWs in Qatar.

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With Qatar currently hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022, migrant workers from the Philippines will have more employment prospects in the Gulf country as a result of the international event.

Do note that it is crucial for OFWs planning to work or return to Qatar as an OFW to obtain an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) before leaving the Philippines. The Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) is a requirement for OFWs leaving the Philippines and serves as proof of being legally recruited for work overseas.

OFW Qatar salary

According to a Philippine government website, the minimum salary of OFW in Qatar is set at QAR 1,500 or equivalent to USD 400 (around PHP 20,000).

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It’s also been reported that salaries for some job openings for OFWs, such as Electricians or Mechanical Engineers, can be as much as QAR 6,000 or PHP 80,000.

Meanwhile, in-demand nurses could be paid as much as QAR 3,200 or PHP 40,000. For laborers, welders, masons, carpenters, and foremen, the salary could reach QAR 1,700 or PHP 23,000.

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