Hochqualifizierte Migration (Highly skilled migration)
In the international labour market, there is a growing demand for highly skilled workers and managers which often cannot be met by the local labour supply. In many instances, these workers are therefore sought abroad under targeted local and national recruitment strategies. The term "migration" is rarely applied to the influx of highly skilled workers.
Germany's new Immigration Act, which entered into force in 2005, contains provisions which make it easier for highly skilled workers and freelancers to enter Germany. In this way, new ways of looking at migration are developing, particularly in relation to high-status occupations and positions.