Belgium attracts relatively few highly qualified immigrantsWednesday, 16 August 2017 11:22
According to the study, the countries which attract the highest share of qualified immigrants are Canada (55%), Great Britain (48%), Australia (43%) and Ireland (39%). While The Netherlands and France also stand at 24% and Germany at 19%.
According to the researchers, three factors play a critical and positive role in the attractiveness of the country for highly qualified immigrants. The average salary, the use of English language to get by in the country and a low average tax rate. Belgium scores average to low when it comes to these factors compared to other OECD countries.
The study forecasts that by 2030, over 40% of the Belgian population will be “highly qualified” while the proportion of low-skilled workers will fall below 20%. Belgium is one of the fastest growing countries (with Sweden and France) in this regard.
The Brussels Times
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