To protect the domestic labor market, Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan yearly establishes the quota for attracting foreign experts to the republic.
For 2014, the quota is established at 0.7% to economically active population, making up 63 thousand units (in 2013– 1.2 % or 108.1 thousand).
As of June 1, 2014, authorized by the local executive bodies 26.0 thousand foreign people were employed in the Republic of Kazakhstan, following the categories:
first (heads and their deputies) – 1,806 people;
second (heads of structural subdivisions) – 5,515 people;
third (experts) – 11,745 people;
fourth (qualified workers) – 5,970 people;
Attracted to seasonal agricultural works – 1,041 people. Employers attracting foreign labor for the end of the reporting period – 2,482 in total.
Enterprises attracting foreign labor employ 389.6 thousand citizens of Kazakhstan, making up 93.4% of the total staff.
Basic countries of origin for labor migrants remain China – 22.4% and Turkey – 17.5%).
Employers attracting foreign labor created 7,375 working places for citizens of Kazakhstan, re-educated 1,917 citizens of Kazakhstan, providing advanced training for 8,024 local workers, professional training for 482 Kazakh workers, 27 foreign experts were replaced by Kazakh personnel.