Greencard scheme criteria does not match the industry demands with highly skilled foreigners.

Article is published in Politiken, translated using google translate:

It should be business demand, which determines whether foreigners can get greencard in Denmark, said DI.

Greencard scheme criteria does not match the industry demands with highly skilled foreigners.

That is the verdict of Danish Industries, which recommends the government to add a criterion of the scheme points system, so foreigners who have skills that are in short supply – such as engineers – will be easier to get greencard to Denmark.

The announcement comes after the publication of a thesis at Roskilde University, shows that 7 out of 10 greencard-holders are either unemployed or in unskilled jobs.

According to the report, it means that the system has failed for approximately 2,100 highly skilled foreigners, writes Politiken.

Opportunity for more points
as it is now based criteria in greencard scheme scoring primarily on education, work experience and English skills.

But you must do hope to get more of greencard-holders out of a job that matches their qualifications, according to labor market consultant at DI Claus Aastrup Seidelin add one more criteria:

“You could screw the system follow that, if you come to Denmark with skills that are demanded in the labor market, so you get some more points compared to those who belong to the areas where the need for labor is not as acute.”

Greencard scheme was introduced in 2008 to attract skilled foreign labor to Denmark and to help industry in global competition. And even though one of the DI can see gaps in the system, it is believed not that it be discontinued.

“It’s super important to have attracted the high-skilled foreigners, because the clean signal in terms of a competitive barometer relative to other countries, and because it creates growth,” said Claus Aastrup Seidelin.

Government prepares to embark on a reform of the autumn.


4 responses to “Greencard scheme criteria does not match the industry demands with highly skilled foreigners.

  1. Lets hope it is start of addressing GC holders problems

  2. Hopefully something shd b done! otherwise Danmark will have increased number of highly qualified depressed people!

  3. I’ve also applied for green card scheme but after two month when i didn’t hear from Danish Immgration service I contacted them they said they sent back my application and didn’t give any reason . I haven’t get their letter yet . should I take it as a rejection or what ?

  4. First off I would like to say excellent blog!
    I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your head before writing. I’ve had difficulty clearing my thoughts in getting my
    ideas out there. I truly do take pleasure in writing however
    it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are generally wasted
    just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or tips?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s