In the list of 29 professions, including the leader in the manufacturing industry, physicist, astronomer, mathematician, statistician, engineer, production and manufacturing, engineer, programmer, system administrator, developer and database administrator, the doctor, the master and pilot, aircraft pilot, air traffic Manager, specialist diagnostic equipment and others.

The Ministry explains that the labour shortage in these professions may affect the development of the economy in the near future. From the original list were selected profession, where problems with filling vacancies are directly related to the shortage of labor, not with low wages.

In compiling the list, we used data of State Agency of employment. As necessary, the list will be updated.

According to Management on Affairs of citizenship and migration, March 31, 2017 in Latvia was in force 4257 of work permits to foreigners.