Refugees and provisionally admitted persons are permitted to work in Switzerland and are also eager to do so. As an employer, you can give them an opportunity by offering them:
- an initial job lasting several months, so they can become familiar with the Swiss labour market;
- a one-year pre-apprenticeship;
- a regular apprenticeship; or
- a permanent job.
Displaced people generally have a job coach who will also support your company regarding administrative or intercultural matters.
The contact point for employers in your canton will be happy to help you:
Cantonal contact points for employers of refugees and provisionally admitted persons (PDF, 153 kB, 28.08.2023)
The following link provides more information on one-year pre-apprenticeships for refugees and provisionally admitted persons:
(Pre-apprenticeship pilot programme to support integration. Available in German, French and Italian)
Refugees and provisionally admitted persons are permitted to work anywhere in Switzerland. A simple notification to the competent cantonal authority is sufficient.
Form for reporting employment and list of addresses of the competent cantonal authorities
Last modification 16.12.2020