Securing skilled labor and integration

The BQ-Portal offers comprehensive information on recognition of foreign professional qualifications as well as on recruitment and integration of foreign skilled workers. Below you can see an overview of our central contents for companies.

Accompanying the recognition process

The section Accompanying the recognition process explains the recognition procedure in detail and its advantages. You will find information on steps and modules involved in the recognition process and on various offers of information and advice. Furthermore, you will find an overview of the costs of the recognition procedure and available funding options as well as answers to the frequently asked questions about professional recognition in this section.

Foreign Skilled Workers

Information on the Skilled Immigration Act, the recognition potentials of vocational diplomas from selected focus countries and contact points for companies are presented in the section Foreign Skilled Workers.

Refugee Qualifications

You can get an overview of the Qualifications of Refugees in Germany and information on different aspects of their integration in companies in this section. This section also contains our compact country overviews with information on vocational training in the main countries of origin of the refugees and an overview of the contact points for the integration of refugees in companies.

Fachkräftesicherung und Integration
Further initiatives for integration and securing a skilled workforce in Germany

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ): GIZ supports the German government in achieving its goals in international cooperation. One focus of its activities is on projects that support companies in recruiting foreign skilled workers.

Mein Weg nach Deutschland: the Goethe-Institut's web portal helps immigrants with their first orientation in Germany. You will find helpful information on everyday and working life in Germany in 27 languages. The offer is supplemented by important addresses of authorities and counseling centers.

Jobstarter- Für die Zukunft gestalten: the project promotes dual vocational training to strengthen small and medium-sized companies for the future. It also includes the Coordination Office for Training and Migration (KAUSA). The goals of KAUSA are attracting self-employed people with a migration background to vocational training and increasing the participation of young migrants and refugees in vocational training.  32 KAUSA service points offer local advice and support.

Erfolgsfaktor Familie: the corporate network informs companies about family-conscious HR policies and serves as a knowledge platform on topics such as working time arrangements, family-conscious management, and HR marketing.

Initiative Neue Qualität der Arbeit (INQA): INQA makes work better! This is the motto of the New Quality of Work initiative, which supports companies, administrations, and their employees in the transformation of the work environment. It promotes a healthy, safe, and successful work culture that benefits companies and employees equally.

unternehmensWert: Mensch: the nationwide program supports small and medium-sized companies in developing a sustainable and employee-oriented HR policy. To this purpose, consulting services are funded in four key areas HR Management, Equal Opportunity & Diversity, Health, and Knowledge & Competence. In these areas, professional consultants work with company management and employees to develop tailored concepts and measures for a successful HR policy.

Offensive Mittelstand- Gut für Deutschland: the initiative promotes the terms for action for small and medium-sized companies, supports companies in increasing their competitiveness and helps them to design their processes in an innovative and prevention-oriented way. It contributes to coping with demographic change by providing concepts for successful HR development, bundles energies for effective support of small and medium-sized enterprises and underlines the importance of small and medium-sized enterprises as an economic engine.