QMAS visa - Talent list | BOI Services
QMAS visa - Talent list | BOI Services


Hong Kong is one of the fastest-growing nations in the Asian continent. We all will agree that it takes a lot to develop or grow a nation as a global power. To grow a nation, labour force plays an important role. Countries like Hong Kong and Canada where there is a shortage of skilled workforce, try different ways to attract overseas skilled workers. Hong Kong’s new international talent list is trying to attract overseas skilled professionals to relocate to Hong Kong and give their important contribution to the economy of the nation.

Why choose Hong Kong?

Why choose Hong Kong?

Hong Kong is known for being lenient, cheerful, and a great place for talented people to live or settle abroad. Hong Kong’s economy boasts the characteristics of free trade, low taxation, and minimal government intervention, making it one of the world’s 8th largest economies. It also delivers great career prospects, financial flexibility, excellent lifestyle, and health & education benefits. 

Professions in Hong Kong Talent List

Professions in Hong Kong Talent List

Hong Kong’s talent list determines the professionals or talents that Hong Kong is looking for. A total of 11 top professions will help to develop Hong Kong into a high value-added and diverse economy. Through Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS) HKSAR only invites required talents from overseas to work and settle in Hong Kong.

The 11 professions of the Hong Kong Talent List are mentioned below:

1. Asset Management Professionals

Professional analysts and specialists who work in the investment field have the ability to research investment opportunities and build portfolios of investments. In simple words, they are financial professionals who manage money or securities on behalf of a client and aim to maximize the valuation of the client’s assets.

2. Waste Treatment Specialists:

Waste Treatment specialists’ primary goals are to maximize the prospects for reuse, recycling, and waste prevention through planning, implementing, coordinating, and assessing a comprehensive waste management system.

3. Actuaries

Actuaries are business professionals who analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty. Actuaries are basically statisticians who deal with the pricing of the products, risk management, inspecting the formation of the valuations, and management of assets and liabilities. They help their clients to make policies that can reduce the cost of the risk.

4. Marine Insurance Professionals

Marine Insurance Professionals are trained in marine insurance and are capable of handling the preparation of valuations and reports, in addition to managing the formulation of insurance policies, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the underwriting team, taking care of new business, monitoring daily progress, and affirming management. They also look for ways to expand the account through serious evaluation and excellent service.

5. Data Scientists and Cyber Security Specialists

High-skilled professionals with specializations in data science and cyber security with expertise in working with enormous datasets (big data), adopting machine learning & statistical methods to meet the needs of their client’s businesses. Creating and implementing statistical tools to create anticipating models. 

Cybersecurity specialists are proficient in managing information security standards, policies, and technologies, boosting front-line defense, conducting evaluations, and auditing security implementation.

6. Fintech Professionals

Fintech professionals are proficient in the direction of a wide range of tasks related to the application of technology to financial services and consistent research and development, including cybersecurity, big data, distributed ledger technologies, and artificial intelligence.

 7. Marine Engineers

The field of marine engineering involves the construction and operation of mechanical equipment for seagoing craft, docks, and harbor installations. Marine engineers are responsible for designing, building, and maintaining vehicles and structures used on or around water. It includes aircraft carriers, tankers, ships, submarines, sailboats, etc.

Marine engineers are responsible for the ship’s internal systems including electrical, refrigeration, steering systems, and propulsion.

8. Innovation and Technology Experts

Innovation and Technology professionals handle a wide range of tasks related to research and development in pertinent innovation fields, including yet not limited to pharmaceutical and biotechnology/life science/medical and healthcare sciences; data engineering (e.g. data analytics/data mining); robotics, artificial intelligence, biometric technologies; distributed ledger technologies, industrial/chemical engineering; integrated circuit design, materials science/nanotechnology; and microelectronics.

9. Dispute Resolution Professionals & Transactional Lawyers

Dispute resolution specialists assist in resolving global monetary and financial specialist state disputes, recognizing authorities with the ability to provide last, in addition to, limiting options at the conclusion of arbitral procedures. Basically, they are intermediaries who are skilled at assisting the parties to the debate to come to an agreement.

Transactional Lawyers from outside Hong Kong who specialize in and have experience with cross-border transactions from contributing or host states.

10. Marine Designers and Administrators of Ships

Marine designers and administrators of ships manage and operate fleets in a safe and profitable manner, as well as conducting statutory certifications and surveys throughout a ship’s life at classification societies or as private surveyors.

11. Creative Industries Experts

The creative industries experts category includes several occupations, some of the most popular occupations are mentioned below: 

  • Recording engineers are professionals, skilled at capturing, modifying, and fusing sound.
  • Dominant designers are skilled at calibrating recorded music.
  • Cutting/squeezing engineers who master the art of creating high-quality records and long plates.
  • Experts in different parts of a game’s creation (game software engineers, game architects, realistic game creators).
  • Game designers manage the creative team and ensure quality.
  • Experts in the entertainment industry who are proficient in various tasks for film pre-production, production, and post-creation.

12. Naval Architects

A naval architect has expertise in studying and obtaining determinations regarding the structure, change, or repair of boats or seaward structures, naval architects manage their general design, construction, maintenance, and repair, and advise on vessel certification and enrollment.

13. Financial Professionals in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

ESG experts track, report, and analyze ESG data and help companies improve their ESG performance by defining the right policies and frameworks. Professionals working in the investment world will look at ESG metrics and integrate them into the investment process. Every effort is aimed at assisting corporates, investors, and other stakeholders in making business decisions that are net-positive.