The Corporation is mandated to promote employment of professionals, highly skilled, skilled, semi-skilled and un-skilled manpower in foreign countries. In fulfillment of its mandate, the Corporation has so far provided around 142,000 workers to foreign employers in the public and private sector from 58 different countries of the world.
Apart from meeting the specific and exacting standards of foreign employers, the Corporation also acts as a protector of emigrants to ensure the welfare of emigrant personnel and to promote harmonious working relationship between the employers and the employees. The Corporation assists the employers in conducting tests and interviews of candidates. Those selected for employment abroad are assisted with their travel arrangements. If desired by the candidate, ticketing is undertaken by the OEC Travels a travel agency operating as the General Sales Agent of the Pakistan International Airlines in Islamabad.