In accordance with labor code and “employment of the population” law, foreign labor is attracted by employers to performing work in Kazakhstan on a basis of permits issued by local executive body of relevant administrative-territorial unit.

Quota for attracting foreign labor is set as a percentage of the workforce and includes:1) quota for attracting foreign labor by types of economic activity;

2) quota for attracting foreign labor in countries of origin, with presence of ratified international agreements on cooperation in a field of labor migration and social protection of migrant workers;

3) quota for attracting labor immigrants.