Society • 05 December, 2019

How many foreigners work in Kazakhstan?

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The capital hosts a national round table on "Migration in Kazakhstan: challenges, trends, prospects».

The event was organized by the Ministry of labor and social protection of the population of Kazakhstan together with the International organization for migration.

It was noted that according to the Ministry of internal Affairs, 5.6 million foreign citizens from 200 countries have entered Kazakhstan and 5.3 million have left (as of 01.11.2019).

"We have implemented a policy to attract foreign labor, in the country about 21 thousand foreign specialists work in more than 2 200 enterprises, receiving official permission. Moreover, in our country there is a mechanism for attracting foreign labor by individuals, the so-called labor patent, on labor patents this year issued 362 thousand," Minister of labor and social protection Birzhan Nurymbetov said.

According to the Ministry, 1.2 million foreigners are registered in the internal Affairs bodies, including: CIS countries – 1.1 million, foreign countries - 95 thousand people.

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