Countries Offering Skill Shortage Jobs With Work VISA in 2024
What causes skill shortages?
Skill shortages happen when things change quickly in technology, the world becomes more connected, there are shifts in the population, education and training don’t match what’s needed, people can’t easily move to different jobs, and there are strict rules about who can come into a country to work. This affects the workforce, making it not have the right skills for the jobs that are available, especially in areas like IT, Healthcare, and Robotics.
In this article, we look at which specific jobs are having a hard time finding enough people in each country and how these countries are using special immigration programs to try to fill the gap in their job markets.
1. Japan Skill Shortages
- Introduction of ‘Opportunity Card’:
- Germany has implemented an innovative ‘opportunity card,’ utilizing a points-based system.
- Aimed at streamlining the immigration process for workers possessing the necessary skills.
- Broader Strategy to Address Labor Shortages:
- Part of Germany’s comprehensive approach to tackle shortages across various sectors.
- Targeted professions include skilled craftspeople, electrical engineers, IT specialists, carers, nurses, and professionals in catering, hospitality, and manufacturing.
- New Immigration Policies:
- Geared towards welcoming professionals with recognized job experience and qualifications from their native countries.
- Special provisions for IT professionals lacking formal education but with relevant job experience, including pathways through the EU Blue Card.
- Shortened Duration for Permanent Residence: Skilled workers and EU Blue Card holders benefit from a shortened duration to acquire permanent residence.
Sources: Euronews.com, Fragomen.com.