The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area ("GBA") creates huge development opportunities for Hong Kong enterprises and young persons. The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region launched the pilot Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme ("the Scheme") in 2021 and gained very favourable feedback from both the participating enterprises and young persons. To foster career development of young persons and the exchange of talents in the GBA, the Labour Department launched the regularised Scheme since 2023 to continue encouraging enterprises to offer jobs and engage Hong Kong young persons to work in the Mainland cities of GBA.

The 2024 Scheme is now commenced. Enterprises with businesses in both Hong Kong and the Mainland cities of GBA to employ Hong Kong young persons in accordance with Hong Kong laws with a monthly salary of not less than HK$18,000 and station them in the Mainland cities of GBA to work and receive on-the-job training may join the Scheme. The Labour Department will provide enterprises with a monthly allowance of HK$10,000 for each employed young person for a maximum of 18 months.

Young persons who are Hong Kong residents legally employable in Hong Kong and holding bachelor's degrees or above awarded by universities / tertiary institutions within or outside Hong Kong in 2022 to 2024 are eligible for the Scheme.

Information on GBA Mainland Cities (Provided by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Development Office)

Practical Information on Greater Bay Area

Living in the Mainland

Social Security Scheme

Contact the Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Division of the Labour Department