Austria has low levels of labour migration from non-EU/EFTA countries. At the same
time, intra-EU free mobility has grown significantly and since 2011, overall migration
for employment is above the OECD average. It recently reformed its labour migration
system, making it more ready to accept labour migrants where they are needed, especially
in medium-skilled occupations in which there were limited admission possibilities
previously. This publication analyses the reform and the Austrian labour migration
management system in international comparison.