Labor market

Poland, like other countries, lacks qualified personnel. A high level of qualified personnel moves abroad. Those who have a good education and practice a profession in demand, should therefore not have any difficulty in finding a job with, however, a Work Permit in Poland.

In recent years, economic growth has held up positively and the unemployment rate is also very low. While the development of the labor market is largely positive, many Poles fear losing their jobs. Most employees therefore demonstrate an exemplary work ethic. It is important to take the job very seriously and to perform its tasks reliably. In many businesses, the tone of the conversation is generally fairly formal. It is recommended that you address coworkers early and use their last name so as not to appear disrespectful.

Well-known companies like Amazon, Google or Microsoft have branches in several big cities in Poland and can therefore offer good job opportunities for suitably qualified foreigners. Because knowledge of the English language is often more important than that of the Polish language. The most popular employees work in the IT sector. The very close relations between [France] and Poland are also found in companies. In order to achieve success in the [French] market, many companies are looking for employees who know this market well and have strong language skills and have a Work Permit in Poland. Permis de Travail en Pologne

Labor law

Generally speaking, in Poland, employees work 40 hours per week. At the start of a new employment contract, probation is for a maximum of three months. The notice periods depend on the limited or unlimited contracts and the previous duration of the contract. The number of vacation days is to be defined by the employer, but there is a minimum number that must be respected. Employees who are contracted for less than 10 years are entitled to a minimum of 20 days. A limited employment contract can be extended up to three times, but the time limits can be up to 33 months.

Contract under trial, Art. 34 KP:
with a probation of 2 weeks maximum: notice period of 3 days,
with a probation of more than two weeks but less than three months: notice period of one week,
with three months probation: two weeks notice period.
Unlimited employment contract, Art. 36 § 1 KP:
for a job lasting up to six months: notice period of two weeks,
for a job lasting more than six months: notice period of one month,
for a job of at least three years: notice period of three months.


Life in Poland


You can find advertisements for apartments in daily newspapers such as Gazeta Wyborcza or Rzeczpospolita, as well as on the Internet. The Gazeta Wyborcza can also be found on the Internet under,0.html. One of the most important portals for apartment advertisements is You can find the apartments here: Vocabulary:

Mieszkanie - apartment
Domy - house
Wynajem - rental
Sprzedaż - buy
Pokoj - bedroom
Powierzchnia - surface

Cost of life

The cost of living in Poland is very low. In addition, prices are higher in large cities than in rural areas.

Paris Warsaw
1 liter of milk 1,36 €   0,61€
1.5 liters of water 0,99 € 0,46 €
Potatoes 1 kg 1,60 € 0,44 €
Monthly card 75,00 € 26,18 €
Internet (per month) 28,22 € 10,75 €
Cinema 11,00 € 6,31 €
Fitness studio (per month) 48,36 € 25,80 €

The monthly expenses obviously depend on the individual lifestyle. Many companies give their employees benefits, such as support for travel expenses or the fitness studio. If in Paris you need 2,000 € to live, you will need around 1,295 € for the same lifestyle.The cost of living per month for one person is around 475 €, excluding the rent. The cost of rent-free for a one-room apartment is around € 350 to € 550, depending on the location, size and equipment. Especially in Warsaw, rents are more expensive than elsewhere. Generally, the city center of large cities should be avoided. The additional costs are around € 140 for one person in an apartment. Residential communities are good alternatives.


Even though public transport in the cities is well developed and the railway network is just as adequate and reliable, many Poles travel by car. This is why the roads in big cities are often blocked and the journeys to work are rather long. If you want to bring your own car to Poland, you have to register it again after six months at the latest. To do this, all the necessary documents (passport, vehicle card, purchase contract, etc.) must be translated into Polish by a certified translator.

French people in Poland

On Facebook, we often find groups for French emigrants or international expatriates, for example French and Francophones in Krakow or The French Zone in Warsaw. These groups are great for finding friends or asking questions.


Documentation required to obtain the permit to work in Poland with us.

○ Copy of passport

○ Proof of address less than 3 months old

○ Tax number in your current country of residence.


What we offer

○ Work Permit in Poland

○ Employment contract

○ PESEL **

○ A rental contract for an apartment

○ A real apartment where you can live (3 rooms)


** The Pesel

The PESEL (Universal Electronic Population Register System), established by the Law of April 10, 1974, is a register of the entire Polish population.

Is registered in the PESEL:

  • any Polish citizen, whether born on Polish territory or abroad to Polish parents (blood law applies in Poland).
  • any foreigner registered as a permanent resident or staying in Poland for a period exceeding two months.


The register is kept at two administrative levels: at the local level by the voivode (the equivalent of our prefect), appointed by the Minister of the Interior; at the central level, at the Ministry of the Interior, by the Directorate of National Registers which is placed under the authority of the Under-Secretary of State for the Interior.

The PESEL number is a “universal” number appearing on passports, identity cards, driving licenses and serving as an identifier for all administrations. Both social rights and civic rights are associated with the PESEL of each individual.

The PESEL is an 11-digit number that uniquely identifies a natural person. The first 6 digits are always made up of the year, month and day of birth of the holder. For example, if you were born on January 23, 1991, your PESEL will automatically start with 910123, completed by 5 other numbers. The number then registers the person in an electronic database from municipal registers.


Our prices:

Work permit: 1,500

Residence card + Work permit: € 2,500