Leaving Brazil seems to be a tendency. This is what is shown by recent data from the IRS (Receita Federal): only last year 22.4 thousand people left the country definitively, presenting the obligatory definitive exiting statement for those who are going to live abroad. The 5% rise relative to 2017 (21.2 thousand expatriates) is directly related to the rise in unemployment and the low expectation for improvement in the economy, but is a figure that has been growing since 2014, when Brazilians began to feel the first signs of the economic recession.
At the time, the number of Definitive Country Exiting statements did not exceed 10 thousand. If you are planning to collaborate with the rise of this percentage, first find out how necessary it is to plan carefully, especially with regard to the financial issue. Before anything else, you must understand that leaving Brazil and starting a new life abroad is an investment. It is ideal to leave the country already having a job abroad, or at least knowing people in the destination country who can help you find one. To that end, you must dominate the language of the country where you have decided to start over, as well as knowing about – and adapting to – the local customs and culture.
Before leaving Brazil, besides the Definitive Exit Statement to be delivered to the IRS, keep your documentation in order, both here – such as debt settlements and pending judicial decisions – as well as in the destination country, especially with regard to your work visa. An important tip is to choose a country that adopts a policy of incentives to foreign workers, such as Japan and Canada, for example, countries that need manpower due to a combination of low unemployment and an aging population. Although the migratory process for these two countries is bureaucratic, Japan, for instance, recruits workers from other countries for functions in 14 different areas.
According to the Japanese consulate in Brazil, the areas most sought after are in cleaning and domestic tasks, besides in electronic, automotive, and manufacturing industries, as well as in construction and agriculture. Canada has an Express Entry program to facilitate things for those who wish to live and work in the country. The program has grown considerably since 2015, when it employed 250 Brazilians, as compared to the 1.3 thousand new registers in 2018. According to data from the Canadian government, the areas that offer the most jobs to foreigners range from electrical engineering to nursing, sales, cashier, workman, welder, receptionist, motorist, and administrative assistant.