Admission to German Labor Market


The Federal Employment Agency (“Bundesagentur für Arbeit”) offers a perspective to foreign skilled workers in Germany. However, immigration from countries outside of the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland - meaning from the so-called third countries - must also be responsible regarding labor market and integration policy.

For this reason, an overview of professions in which the employment of third-country nationals in Germany is basically possible has been developed on the legal basis of Section 6 (2) Sentence 1 No. 2 of the Employment Regulation (“Beschäftigungsverordnung”), the so-called Whitelist.

Helpful and detailed information on finding a job and moving to Germany is provided below.

The current valid Whitelist (pdf download)

Employment of Foreign Workers in Germany (pdf download)

The JOB EXCHANGE (Jobbörse) (pdf download)

Training in Germany - Go your own way! (pdf download)

Guide to Living and Working in Germany (pdf download)

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