PuMa - Points-Based Model Project for Foreign Skilled Workers

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About the project

Since 1st October 2016, skilled workers from non-EU countries have a new possibility of working in Germany. With the Points-Based Model Project for Foreign Skilled Workers – German abbreviation PuMa – the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg intends to test a new immigration channel for a duration of three years. For the first time, this new immigration possibility provides skilled workers who have completed a vocational training with the possibility of taking up a job in any area of occupation* – as soon as they have found a suitable job. However PuMa is restricted to the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg in southwestern Germany.

The aim of this project is to facilitate the access of skilled workers from all over the world to the German labour market within the economically vibrant state of Baden-Württemberg. The approach of this project is to address both the economic necessities of the region as well as the social aspects by emphasizing on the ability of the PuMa participants to integrate into their new environment. In this context, PuMa offers skilled workers a professional perspective in a dynamic labour marked in a country with a high quality of living and social standards that are by international standards among the best in the world.

The PuMa project sponsors are the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) and the Federal Employment Agency (BA). Other important stakeholders who are closely engaged in the project are the employer associations, the trade unions, the chamber organisations, the Welcome Centres, and the “Integration by Qualification” network.

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*  Until now people outside of the Europe Union had only two possibilities to immigrate to Germany. The first possibility was to work in a profession that was listed on the so-called white list, the second possibility was designed for highly qualified workers with an in Germany accepted academic degree, who, for example can get the so-called Blue Card EU as a working permission. Now for the first time with the Points Based Model Project for Foreign Skilled Workers people who have completed a vocational training can work in all professions.