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International Talent Taiwan Office opens to attract and retain foreign professionals

The International Talent Taiwan Office was launched by the Cabinet-level National Development Council Nov. 1 in Taipei City, underscoring the government’s commitment to providing comprehensive services to professionals from around the world to encourage them to permanently move to the country.

The office, an expansion of the Taiwan Employment Gold Card Office (TGC) established in October 2020, offers in-person, phone and online consultations to all overseas white collar workers and their families, according to the NDC.

During the inauguration ceremony, NDC Minister Kung Ming-hsin said that during President Tsai Ing-wen’s time in office, major policies like the six core strategic industries initiative and the Pathway to Net-Zero Emissions in 2050 have been established, adding that fulfilling the goals of such plans will require additional international specialists. It is estimated that Taiwan will need 400,000 more skilled workers by 2030, a matter that greatly concerns the president, Kung said.

To address the problem, the NDC is leaving no stone unturned in recruiting a larger international workforce while ensuring the office is equipped to solve problems foreign nationals may encounter in Taiwan. Supporting the NDC’s efforts are the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Labor, Overseas Chinese Affairs Council, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of the Interior, National Science and Technology Council and Ministry of Digital Affairs.


Kung added that TGC served about 6000 gold card holders, but with the establishment of ITTO, the services will benefit over 56,000 foreign professionals, entrepreneurs and their families residing in Taiwan. Legal and accounting services will also be available in the newly founded office. (POC-E)

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