It’s not easy moving to a new country, and although the challenge is certainly part of the experience most people want to know as much as they can before they arrive.
We’ll keep updating this list with relevant resources which will help you to understand the situation on the ground and make informed choices.
Wechat is China’s ubiquitous instant messaging and payment platform.
Prevent against fraud, we chat requires you to register with your local phone number and have a friend verify your identity. The recruitment team can support you with this. Reference below while MLES prepares its internal guide.
It’s also an important virtual gathering place for expatriates who are on the ground. Wechat is free to download and you can subscribe to the following official accounts for more ‘on the ground’ information:
- 外籍招聘网 eChinacities
- MapleLeafGlobalRecruitment – official channel of Maple Leaf’s recruitment office, and the only official resource for MLES teaching jobs in China
Be sure to type the name exactly in the search bar. These are unofficial sources, but they are often translating news directly from local sources. These are semi-commercial groups, often owned by recruitment agencies.
The semi-official outlets from the Chinese government in English are:
These outlets have Mobile apps and Wechat channels with highlights.