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Barbados has a 98% adult literacy rate and English is the national language. In a 2004 labour force survey, 22% of the population were classified as professionals or senior managers. The tourism sector is the leading employer, followed by financial services, manufacturing, agriculture and fisheries respectively. The country’s expatriate community is dominated mainly by the British, Americans and Canadians. Work permit visas are issued from a period of six months to three years and should be employer-sponsored. Recruitment opportunities are advertised online and can be found via the country’s leading newspapers, The Nation (www.nationnews.com) and the Barbados Advocate (www.barbadosadvocate.com).