IQ Brandenburg - Information Centre for skilled Labour Immigration


The Information Center for skilled Labour Immigration is the contact point for all questions concerning the labor market integration of international skilled workers.

In east- and south brandenburg, the most important labour market players (such as immigration department, Jobcenter) are joint for case-specific solutions to secure and integrat skilled workers into the labour market.


Specialized immigration is also an issue of ever increasing importance for Brandenburg companies. However, there is still a great deal of confusion around the subject of skilled worker recruitment and retention of international skilled workers. Spezially on legal issues, funding opportunities or the design of culture-sensitive induction processes. In addition, it is hardly possible for many companies to close these knowledge gaps independently. In response to these needs, the Information Center for skilled Labour Immigration has been developed. Since January 2019, it has been providing advice with its free offers for Brandenburg SMEs and international specialists in Germany and abroad.

Offers for Brandenburg SMEs:

  • Our support in the crises: advice on financial support (short-time work, Corona emergency aid etc.), unemployment benefits I & II and short-time work,  searching for, finding and retaining labour and skilled workers (e.g. applications for the Immigration Department, use of networks and labour market integration)
  • Advice on all matters relating to the employment of international specialists: entry, residence, German at work, funding opportunities
  • Further education on intercultural competence, communication and conflict management
  • Organizational development for diversity and HR management
  • Theme days, round tables & company meeting point for networking

Services for international skilled workers:

  • Advice on all questions on the topic: Working in Brandenburg
  • Advice from the first idea of immigration to the start of employment
  • Information about learing the German-Language at the workplace
  • Contacts to possible companies

HOTLINE: +49 335 500 88 690 

The “Integration through Qualification (IQ)” program aims to sustainably improve the labor market integration of adults with a migrant background. The program is funded by the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS). Partners in the implementation are the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Employment Agency (BA).

The Goethe-Institut’s web portal Mein Weg nach Deutschland (My Way to Germany) supports immigrants in their first orientation in Germany. You will find helpful information on everyday and professional life in Germany in 28 languages as well as German exercises at levels A1 to B2. The information is supplemented by infographics on the recognition of educational qualifications and important addresses of authorities and advice centres.

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