Germany, Europe’s most populous country, is the world’s fourth largest economy in terms of GDP, the world’s fifth largest economy in terms of purchasing power, the world’s second largest exporter and third largest importer. The Green Continent’s economic engine provides 20 percent of the EU budget and 8 percent of the United Nations budget (the third largest in the world). It is also one of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries with the fewest barriers for highly skilled immigrants.
Germany’s immigration system is more open than many other countries, such as the United States and European countries, and does not have an annual limit on the number of high-skilled immigrants. University graduates from other countries have relatively strong access to the German labor market.Germany’s immigration system is more open than many other countries, such as the United States and European countries, and does not have an annual limit on the number of high-skilled immigrants. University graduates from other countries have relatively strong access to the German labor market.
The number of migrant workers in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Denmark is five to ten times higher than in Germany. One of Germany’s challenges is that german employers hire foreign workers carefully. The need for german language skills also represents a difficult obstacle for many immigrants.
Germany is home to 50 percent of refugees immigrated in European countries, as well as a large number of Iranians. The fundamental transformation of german society after the end of second World War created new conditions in which it was impossible to avoid foreigners. Between 1955 and 1973, a significant number of foreign workers, as “guest workers” from Italy, Greece, Spain, Turkey and Morocco, settled in various parts of Germany to compensate for the severe shortage of manpower.
In 2019, Germany reported the highest number of immigrants living in the European Union. In recent years, despite the emergence of various phenomena that have occurred worldwide, especially in the Middle East, Germany has always tried to open the gates to skilled immigrants and investors. Germany’s support for immigration is a source of great hope for residents of many developing countries, including Iran.