The Skilled Workers Immigration Act came into force on 1 March 2020 and expands the possibilities for the immigration of skilled workers. The Skilled Workers Immigration Act comprehensively regulates the entire area of migration for the purpose of "training" and "gainful employment". The focus is on skilled workers.Skilled workers are foreignerswho have a German university degree, a recognised foreign university degree or a foreign university degree comparable to a German university degree (= skilled workers with academic training) ordomestic qualified vocational training or an equivalent foreign vocational qualification (= skilled workers with vocational training).have.Foreigners who are third-country nationals generally require a residence title to take up employment in Germany. Since 1 March 2020, every third-country national who is in possession of a residence title is allowed to pursue gainful employment, unless there is a legal prohibition.For skilled workers (see above), the following applies: if an employment contract and a recognised qualification (university degree or qualified vocational training) are available, they can work in all occupations to which their qualification qualifies them under the new regulation.Furthermore, since 1 March 2020 it has been possible, under certain conditions, to obtain a residence permit to look for a job and to look for a training place within the framework of potential immigration for skilled workers (see above). In this context, proof of the existence of a specific job before entering Germany to take up gainful employment is not required.In addition, third-country nationals may, under certain conditions, immigrate to Germany to take up employment, irrespective of whether they are qualified.As a rule, the Federal Employment Agency continues to be involved in the granting of a residence permit. However, as a matter of principle, there is no check as to whether the job could be filled by a German or a Union citizen living in the Federal territory (priority check). In the case of skilled workers with vocational training, the previous restriction to shortage occupations no longer applies.Residence permits for skilled workers with training acquired abroad generally require the equivalence of the qualification. Since foreign qualifications and German requirements often do not correspond exactly, equivalence must be determined within the framework of a recognition procedure. If it was not possible to establish the full equivalence of the training acquired abroad prior to entry, it is possible, under certain conditions, to obtain a residence permit for subsequent qualification for the purpose of recognising the qualification acquired abroad and to take up qualified employment while still undergoing qualification. Appropriate service centres are set up for skilled workers seeking recognition.