The Israeli government will grant work permits to import tech experts, foreign students, and encourage Jewish tech professionals to immigrate. Interior minister Ayelet Shaked and minister of science and technology Orit Farkash-Hacohen are promoting a new plan to bring foreign tech workers to Israel. The plan includes allowing foreign students studying engineering subjects in Israel to receive a visa to continue working in the country after receiving their qualifications.
Tech industry experts will also be granted visas to integrate into the industry, in order to meet the Israeli government’s target to have 15% of Israel’s workforce employed in the tech sector by 2026. The new plan will outline three tracks for
tech employees to immigrate to Israel. The first track allows visas to be given to non-Israeli tech professionals provided they will be employed by a tech organisation recognised by the Israeli government, and that their salary is twice that of the average Israeli salary. The second track allows for Jewish tech professionals to work in the country for a limited time before they decide to begin the Aliyah process.
On the third track, three-year work visas will be given to students who have learned technological subjects in Israel and want to stay and work in the field before returning to their native countries.