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Posted on April 02 2024

Indians are the first choice for top 15 countries to fill skilled professional’s gap. Check your eligibility now!

By  Editor
Updated April 02 2024

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Highlights: India plays an important role in filling the demand for globally skilled workers!

  • India plays an important role in filling the demand-supply of skilled workers worldwide.
  • There is a high demand for IT professionals in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, GCC, and Eastern Europe.
  • Saudi Arabia has hired the maximum number of Indian skilled workers.
  • Dhriti Prasanna Mahanta, Business Head, said that Indian workers are expected to observe a growth rate of 28%-30% in the next five years.


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Indian workers have migrated worldwide.

India has become one of the preferred destinations for hiring skilled workers. According to the reports, India is a young nation with 554 million people between the 15-64 age group. There is a high demand for IT professionals in Qatar, GCC, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Eastern Europe. The labor agreements with few countries are also helping India increase its importance in the global labor market. Saudi Arabia has hired a maximum number of Indian workers.


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Indian International Skilling Centre

The Indian International Skilling Centre (IISC) Network aims to promote international workforce mobility by placing 1,00,000 skilled Indian candidates overseas, training 2,50,000 candidates through pre-trial orientation, and approving 25,000 workers through appreciation of prior learning assessment and certification overseas.


Japan and India signed an agreement of Cooperation

In January 2021, India and Japan signed an agreement of Cooperation to introduce 'Specified Skilled Worker' between Japan and India. Japan introduced 'Specified Skilled Workers' to address the country's workers shortages by accepting foreign skilled workers with certain expertise and skills.


List of top 15 countries Where Indians are the first choice

  1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Saudi Arabia
  3. Qatar
  4. Germany
  5. Netherlands
  6. UK
  7. Sweden
  8. Switzerland
  9. Singapore
  10. Australia
  11. New Zealand
  12. Canada
  13. USA
  14. Japan
  15. Malaysia


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According to the Skill Ministry data, the number of Indian skilled workers employed in various countries are:


No. of Individuals employed



Facility management


Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing skills





The most in-demand roles for Indian workers are

  • IT
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Data Analytics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Plumbing, mechanics
  • Hospitality
  • Sales
  • Marketing


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