Employment Sectors

The sectors in which employees can be admitted to the national territory have increased compared to previous years and are as follows:

-        road haulage for third parties and passenger transport by bus. Inthis case, the clearance can only be issued in favour of citizens of those countries that issue driving licences equivalent to the required category and convertible in Italy based on reciprocity agreements in force (currently existing with Albania, Algeria, Morocco, Moldova, Republic of Korea, Republic of North Macedonia, Tunisia and Ukraine). For further clarifications, see the circular of 27 October 2023 and the circular of 29 february 2024.

-        tourism-hotel sector

-        mechanics

-        telecommunications

-        food sector

-        shipbuilding

-        fishing

-        hairdressing, electricians and plumbers

-        family and socio-medical assistance: this worker category is allocated a quota of 9,500 entries per year. As specified in the circular, employment in the family care sector is possible either full-time or part-time, with the salary provided for by the sector's CCNL and, in any case, not less than the minimum provided for social allowance (503.27 euro per month). No special employer's income is required if the employer suffers from pathologies or disabilities that limit self-sufficiency and submits the application to hire a care worker. In other cases, as specified in the INL circular of 21 March 2023, the taxable income of the employer with a family unit consisting only of his person cannot be less than €20,000.00 per year, a limit that rises to €27,000.00 if the employer's registered family consists of several cohabiting family members. As a rule, the spouse's and relatives' income within the second degree of kinship may count towards the employer's income requirement, even if they are not cohabiting.

-        seasonal tourist-hotel sector.

The 'agricultural' employment sector also includes applications relating to the entry of non-EU seasonal/multi-year workers classified as 'flower and plant nursery workers' and 'animal breeding personnel', as provided for by the collective bargaining agreement for the sector.