Egypt: Information on restrictions and prohibitions for Palestinians regarding government employment at any level in hospitals and universities
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 July 1993|
|Citation / Document Symbol||EGY14775|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Egypt: Information on restrictions and prohibitions for Palestinians regarding government employment at any level in hospitals and universities, 1 July 1993, EGY14775, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac6d4b.html [accessed 17 December 2017]|
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According to an official of the Palestine Mission in Ottawa, there are no laws specifically excluding Palestinians from practising a liberal profession or from working for the government; however, Egyptian law prevents all non-nationals from practising a liberal profession, and this includes all medical personnel, lawyers, architects and other professionals (13 July 1993).
The official also added that this practice is common to many countries of the Arab League, and Egypt is therefore no exception in the region. According to the official, employment by the Egyptian government remains at the government's discretion, and there is no law stating that Palestinians cannot work for the government. He estimated, however, that given the 25 to 30 per cent unemployment rate in Egypt and the number of qualified Egyptians, the hiring of non-nationals would be quite limited.
Additional and/or corroborative information on the requested subject could not be found among the sources currently available to the DIRB in Ottawa.
Palestine Mission, Ottawa. 13 July 1993. Telephone interview with the official.