Coming to live in Paris
Coming to live in Paris? What an exciting thought!
However, changing countries can present complications and challenges, even if you know an interesting job is waiting for you. The aim of the information on these pages is to help you (and your family if applicable) - in your transition from your home country to France and to help you, as a future staff member, both before and during your early days at the OECD.
Today there are approximately 2800 people working at the OECD at various sites in Paris and its near suburbs. More than thirty nationalities are represented and our official languages are English and French.
The time it takes to adapt to this special environment can vary according to your nationality, your previous experience and your knowledge of both the OECD and also life in France. Before taking up duty and during your first weeks in France, you will need to familiarize yourself with a lot of new facts and information concerning your work and home environment. We hope that these pages will provide you and your family with useful information which will help you adapt to these changes successfully. In particular you will find:
- A checklist of issues to deal with once you accept your contract
- Benefits and what we offer
- Practical guides on how to find accommodation and schools
- Spouse/partner employment
- The Staff Manual
For any queries contact: HRM Welcome