Eased entry for expat doctors, researchers

6th October 2006, Comments 0 comments

6 October 2006, AMSTERDAM — Expat doctors and researchers who study to become a specialist in the Netherlands will find it easier to obtain work here after 1 November.

6 October 2006

AMSTERDAM — Expat doctors and researchers who study to become a specialist in the Netherlands will find it easier to obtain work here after 1 November.

The Cabinet decided on Friday to ease regulations governing 'knowledge workers' to stimulate the skills economy.

The government hopes the easing of regulations will lead to a fall in the shortage of high-educated workers, RTL reported.

Currently, employers can only employ staff from outside of Europe if they can't find workers within Europe.

But in future, they will no longer need to obtain a permit to employ workers from outside the EU if they are recruiting doctors or researchers.

The move represents an expansion in the current regulations for knowledge workers. The system allows high-educated expats to work in the Netherlands for five years.

However, they need to meet salary requirements: anyone older than 30 needs to earn at least EUR 45,500 annually.

Meanwhile, the cabinet will also cut the wage requirement for university lecturers and academics wanting to study a post-doctoral degree in the Netherlands.

It will also become easier for non-EU students to undergo the necessary workplace training that accompanies their studies in the Netherlands.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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