Albanians fleeing and foreigners coming! Each year an average of 3 thousand foreign nationals obtain permission to work in Albania
In recent years, Albania has high migratory flows towards the European Union and high demand for emigration towards the United States. Economic reasons are obviously aimed at the rapid increase in living standards. However, although it is more than 1/4 of the population that has indicated a willingness to leave, Albania seems to present an interesting place for foreign nationals emigrating. According to official data of the Ministry of Social Welfare during the period 2011-2015 the number of foreigners who emigrate to Albania labor has been growing. According to official data released on average each year about 3 thousand work permits for foreign nationals.
The region that has the highest number of foreign nationals that obtain a work permit is Tirana with about 50% of work permits. Referring to the study, in the first place are work permit requirements for the category of employees. In second place are the requirements of the self-employed, while in third place are the demands of investors. Most Wanted sector for foreigner employment is construction, followed by utilities, extractive industry and trade. According to nationality, the first place occupied by nationals of non-member countries of the European Union; Turkish, followed by the Chinese and Canadians. Referring study does not include immigrants from countries of the European Union, the United States and Kosovo have no obligation to obtain a work permit, foreigners that received work permits were mostly males from 86.2% -92%.
By type of work permit, dominates the category with 82% of employees work permits. Even in 2015, Turkish citizens hold the first place for work permits and had an increase of 55% of the total addition, the preferred has been building. As for requests to obtain employment certificates in the first place are the Italians, followed by Kosovo Albanians.