NB! This EMN study documents the labour market access of applicants for international protection between 2017 to 2022.
In Luxembourg on 1 September 2023 the law of 7 August 2023 modifying 1° the Labor Code; 2° the Immigration Law; 3° the amended law of December 18, 2015 relating to the reception of applicants for international protection and temporary protection entered into force. In accordance with the new law applicants for international protection in Luxembourg are exempt from the labour market test.
Please be aware of these changes if you are looking for information concerning the situation in Luxembourg.
This study offers a thorough and current examination of the legislation, policies and practices related to the integration of international protection applicants into the job market in EMN Member Countries. It offers an overview into the various stakeholders responsible for implementing labour market accessibility and highlights both the challenges encountered and examples of good practices.
This EMN study offers an analysis of how EMN Member Countries are supporting the integration of applicants for international protection in the labour market. Labour market integration is a crucial aspect of migrant integration and successful engagement in society. This is not only due to its role in providing economic independence but also because it has an impact on the health and overall well-being of the migrants. The importance of migrant integration in the labour market is notably more urgent considering the current labour and skills shortages across EMN Member States.
Over the period from 2017 to 2022, there were over three million applications for international protection, with the highest number recorded in 2022. The majority of these applicants were of working age, indicating a potential labour force for EMN Member Countries’ job markets. According to the 2023 economic survey conducted by Eurochambres, European businesses are facing significant challenges concerning labour and skill shortages. As a result, there may be an increased reliance on individuals from third countries to address the projected shortages.
French translation of the Inform was kindly provided by EMN France.
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