Moving to Germany will be easier if you can fill any of these skill gaps
To woo skilled foreign workers, Germany simplifies its immigration system.
Following a growth labor shortagethe country is “looking for people willing to come to Germany to bring their skills, expertise and passions,” said Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck.
Plans for a new point base Visa system could facilitate the resettlement of skilled workers in the country.
But what professions do they hope to attract?
Germany targets both academic and professional skills
At a skilled labor summit this month, the German government stressed that education and vocational training were of equal importance.
Specifically aimed at skilled craftsmen, electrical engineers, IT professionals, caregivers, nurses, catering and hospitality professionals in a speech on the government’s YouTube channel “Make it in Germany”, adds Habeck: “We welcome people from all over the world”.
Other on request occupations listed on the government website include doctors and scientists. A shortage of metalworkers and builders has already been reported.
Germany wants to remove bureaucratic obstacles for skilled migrant workers
In November 2021, Germany announced its intention to allow dual citizenship for non-EU citizens for the first time. Previously, this was only allowed in very specific circumstances.
He also pledged to simplify the application process and hinted at reducing the time a person must live in Germany before applying for citizenship.
The move is part of Germany’s modernization plan immigration laws and removing bureaucratic obstacles to facilitate access to the German labor market.
Cutting red tape isn’t Germany’s only attraction. Habeck emphasizes the good working conditions, high salaries, training opportunities, high quality of lifeaffordable education and democratic leadership as reasons to consider moving there.
Citizenship applications could also be accelerated as part of the strategy to retain migrants workers.
Although it has not yet been confirmed, some reports suggest that skilled migrants could soon be eligible for German citizenship in just three years if they complete a integration course or demonstrate level B1 (lower intermediate) Language skills. This is compared to the current five years, or eight without the integration course.
By simplifying the recognition of professional qualifications and facilitating visa and citizenship processes, the country hopes to attract and retain a strong foreign workforce.