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Where do foreign workers come from

People from all over the world come to work in Cyprus as economic migrants mainly from third countries, seeing the island as the Land of Promise. The figures presented by Phileleftheros show that they come to Cyprus to work mainly in agriculture and other auxiliary work from the most distant parts of the planet.

Immigration Department data from 2017 to the first 10 days of October 2018 show that 119,303 documents for residency have been issued. Cyprus accommodates workers from Egypt, Vietnam, Georgia, the Dominican Republic, Zimbabwe, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Iran, Ecuador, Israel, Kazakhstan, Cameroon, Canada, Kenya, China, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, Congo, Belarus, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Montenegro, Mexico, Mozambique, Moldova, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia , Serbia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tanzania and the Philippines.

Apart from general employment, foreign nationals from third countries come to Cyprus to work in foreign companies. Based on 2018 figures, permits for residency have been issued to nationals from Azerbaijan, Egypt, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Cote d’Ivoire, Venezuela, Vietnam, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Georgia, the Republic of Korea, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Japan, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Canada, China, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, Costa Rica, Belarus, Lebanon, Libya, Liberia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Morocco, Montenegro, Mexico, Moldova, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Malawi, Mali, Malta, Morocco, Mongolia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, South Africa, Nepal, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Pakistan, the Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Cape Verde, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, the Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Jamaica, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Yemen, the Philippines and Chile.

441 Europeans who came to work in Cyprus during the first quarter of 2018 account for 10% of all new entries in Cyprus’ labor market. 39% of these Europeans come from Greece, 17% from Romania, 18% from Bulgaria and 9% from Great Britain.

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