Issuance of work permits for unskilled labour will restricted. Highly skilled migrants are welcomed. The newly installed government did some proposals to change the Act on Employment of Foreigners:
– Quota / limit for the number of work permits issued in certain sectors;
– Maximum duration of 1 year for a work permit;
– Renewal of work permits not possible;
– Work permit can be refused if company has been fined for employment related offence;|
– Free access to Dutch labour market after 5 years.
Source: TK 2012-2013, 33475, nr. 2.