Ireland: Expanded Work Permit Quotas for Foreign Nationals in Specific Occupations

December 27, 2022 Jessie Butchley

Key Points  

  • Additional employment permits were introduced for foreign nationals from countries located outside of the European Economic Area filling roles in specific occupations  

Overview 

The government of Ireland will introduce additional employment permits for foreign nationals from countries located outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) to address specific labor shortages in the country. Specifically, these permits will be directed at workers in the agriculture, transportation and home care sectors. For specific information on employment quota numbers in these sectors, check here.  

What are the Changes?  

The government of Ireland expanded employment permit numbers for certain occupations. The government also published further information on qualification requirements for these occupations.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Ireland’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information. 


Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.

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