To relieve unemployment in country of origin while relieving labour shortage in country of destination.
To enable participating countries to be actors in the global right of free movement of persons across international boundaries as provided for in the International General Agreement on Trade (GAT) mode 4 of trade in the services sector.
To bring into the Nation the economic benefit of export earnings through remittances repatriated by migrant workers.
To help fulfill the desire to travel and obtain an international exposure and experience for the workers.
To facilitate acquisition from abroad new skills, entrepreneurship and technology by the migrant workers.
To be a channel for creating a pool of internationally competitive labourers.