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Old 08.04.2020, 08:38
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Re: Employment for non EU/EFTA citizens

Zainoo, as has been explained in your other threads on this topic, a non-EU citizen is at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to permits.

Swiss immigration law says that an employer must first demonstrate that no CH or EU citizen is available to take the job. Unless the job is in a highly specialised industry or niche or requires highly specialised qualifications, this regulation poses a pretty high barrier.

The process of hiring a non-EU employee can be long and expensive, a burden some employers are not keen to pursue if not strictly necessary. The law is designed exactly to throw up a roadblock to additional non-EU immigration.

Resident/EU labor market search aside, I don't think anyone can give you a check list of what it takes to be considered sufficiently expert to warrant a permit. Anecdotes might suggest cases are considered individually.

While no one knows what the future holds, looking at the current situation, I would guess that it will be even harder to immigrate in the next months/year or so, as the crisis has thrown many more people out of work. I suspect there will be increased social pressure to employ people aready here rather than bringing new people in. This is certainly not a easy time to a non-EU, non-niche , non-expert to try to immigrate here.

Also, be aware that in current political climate there is a fair amount of anti-immigrant sentiment.

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Why do you want to move to Switzerland? If by chance for a non-employment reason, such as marriage, that actually might be an easier route.

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A suggestion for clarity's sake:

It might be better to keep all your questions on this topic in one thread.
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