In the statement made by the German Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, it was stated that the Council of Ministers approved the qualified immigrant strategy created to facilitate skilled labor migration in Germany.
In the statement, it was stated that many German companies have had serious difficulties in finding qualified employees for a long time, and the qualified employee shortage was at the level of 1.98 million in 2022.
The statement said, “The lack of skilled labor affects many sectors and companies. The lack of skilled workers has become a risk to prosperity in Germany.”
Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Hubertus Heil, in his assessment on the subject, stated that securing a qualified workforce is one of Germany’s biggest economic tasks for the next 10 years, and stated that they laid the foundations of a modern immigration country with the new Skilled Immigration Law.
Germany’s new Skilled Immigration Law introduces a point system for skilled immigrants, in addition to various simplifications such as family reunification and recognition of professional qualifications. Language skills, professional experience, age and links with Germany are among the criteria taken into account when calculating the number of points.