In accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine, foreigners and stateless persons, who legally stay in Ukraine, enjoy the same rights and freedoms as well as carry the same responsibilities as citizens of Ukraine – with the exceptions established by the Constitution, laws or international treaties of Ukraine.
This guarantee also applies to the right for work of foreigners and stateless persons.
In order to work, a foreigner shall speak Ukrainian or Russian, because these languages are widely used in Ukraine, and Ukrainian is the state and official language in Ukraine.
Knowledge of other languages, in particular English, will be an advantage for you before other applicants for a vacancy, as for some professions and activities of companies knowledge of English can be provided as a mandatory condition for participation in the selection to take a vacant position.
Therefore, if, along with higher education, there is also a goal of employment in Ukraine, the primary goal after arrival shall be the study of Ukrainian or Russian language.
Having acquired the education, knowledge and skills of a future profession, being proficient in the language of country of residence and along with this English or other foreign language used in the world, you have a good chance of getting a job and fair wage in international companies and companies, specializing in the production of information technology products.
The Law of Ukraine “On Employment of Population” stipulates that employers have the right to use the work of foreigners and stateless persons under the terms of an employment agreement only if the Public Employment Service has issued to the employer a permit to use the work of foreigners and stateless persons, unless otherwise provided by international treaties with Ukraine.
Involvement of highly skilled foreign specialists and workers, who are necessary for the national economy, is carried out on the grounds determined by the Law of Ukraine "On Immigration".
The registration of documents, necessary for obtaining a permit for the employment of foreigners, is carried out by the employer who invites a foreigner to work.
This permit gives the employer the right to temporarily use of work of a particular foreigner at a particular workplace or position.
The permit for the use of labour is fixed-term, issued for a period from 6 months to 3 years, which depends on the duration of agreement with the employer.
There is also a fee for obtaining a work permit from 2 to 6 living wages for able-bodied persons.
The payment is made by the employer.
After the expiration of permit, it can be extended indefinitely if the person continues to work.