Quota system for issuing work visas may stop soon
The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is in the process of dissolving the nationality-wise quota system for work visa issuance.
According to a report in The Peninsula, Qatar Chamber has said that companies will face fewer restrictions on the number and nationality of workers that they plan to recruit. This new regulation is said to help private companies function better.
In a new population statistics issued by the Ministry of Development and Planning, it has been estimated that over 53,000 people (mostly newly-recruited workers) entered Qatar in November this year, increasing the country’s population to about 2.26 million people.