As of November 1, 2021, 16,059 foreigners are working in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the permission of local executive bodies, according to the national portal "Adyrna".
Among the permits issued to attract foreign labor, there are the following categories: the first category - 647 (managers and their deputies), the second category - 3 222 (heads of departments).
The main part of the involved foreign labor force belongs to the third (specialists) and fourth (skilled workers) categories, which number 7,746 people and 718 people, respectively. In addition, 1,769 people were involved in seasonal work, and 1,957 people were involved in corporate relocation.
Currently, there are 1,739 employers in Kazakhstan using foreign labor. They employ more than 458 thousand citizens of Kazakhstan, which is 97% of the total number of employees.
The main countries of origin of migrant workers are: China - 4,068 people, Turkey - 2,069 people, Uzbekistan - 1,782 people, India - 1,212 people, the United Kingdom - 1,047 people.
It should be reminded that in order to protect the domestic labor market, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Kazakhstan annually sets a quota for attracting foreign specialists to the country. In 2021, the quota for the labor force was 0.31% or 29.3 thousand units.
National portal "Adyrna".