ANNOUNCEMENT 11 Aug 2011In August 2011, the government of France announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Ministry of Labor. (2011). Shortage occupations. Available at http://www.immigration-professionnelle.gouv.fr/en/procedures/shortage-occupations
On the cancellation:
Fragomen Global Client Alert, "More occupations qualify for Labor Market Test Exemption", http://www.fragomen.com/newsresources/xprNewsDetailFrag.aspx?xpST=GlobalAlerts&news=1932
Conseil d'Etat, decision no. 353288 of December 26, 2012 (in French): http://arianeinternet.conseil-etat.fr/arianeinternet/getdoc.asp?id=196244&fonds=DCE&item=1
On 11 August 2011, the government of France shortened the list of shortage occupations for non-EU/EFTA citizens. The list now contains 14 occupations, down from 30 prior to the change in regulation.
Jobs offered in the listed occupations are not subject to a labour market test required by French authorities for the employment of citizens from non-EU/EFTA countries, in which the employer needs to demonstrate that no suitable French or EU candidate can be found to fill up the vacancy.
Update February 15, 2013:
On December 26, 2012, the Conseil d'Etat - the supreme judicial body in matters of administrative law - has overruled this decision following a legal challenge. As a result, the previous list of about 30 shortage occupations, varying by region, is now back in effect.