Ukrainians want to work in Germany, Poland, U.S. and Canada – poll
KYIV. Oct 3 (Interfax-Ukraine) – A total of 37% of Ukrainians from among those who would like to work abroad want to work in Germany, 26% in Poland, 22% in the U.S. and 21% in Canada, according to a poll conducted by the Rating sociological group.
Some 15% of respondents would like to work in Italy, 14% in Britain, 12% in France, 12% in Sweden, 11% in Israel, 9% in Spain, 7% in the Netherlands, 6% in Russia. Less than 5% of respondents would like to work in other countries.
At the same time, the percentage of people who want to work in any particular country does not depend very much on the region. Thus, among those who want to work in Germany, 43% live in Ukraine's west, 34% in the center, 37% in the south and 30% in the east. Among those who want to work in Poland, the majority come from in the center of Ukraine (29%), the east of Ukraine (27%), and the west of the country (25%). Almost identical numbers of Ukrainians from different regions want to work in Canada. More people in the west and in the center of Ukraine than in the rest of the country want to work in the U.S. More people from eastern Ukraine want to work in Russia.
All in all, 44% of Ukrainians would like to work abroad (a year ago this figure was 41%), 53% would not want to work abroad (a year ago this indicator was 52%).
Some 41% of the respondents said that even if they had a permanent job abroad, they would definitely return to Ukraine after a while, 24% would rather return home. A total of 13% said having a permanent job abroad they would never return to Ukraine, 10% would rather not return.
According to the poll, 33% of Ukrainians were interested in job opportunities abroad, 67% were not interested in this matter.
At the same time, only 17% consider their chances to go to work abroad in the future to be high, 30% consider them insignificant, 44% do not see such prospects at all.
Only 14% of the polled Ukrainians used to work abroad, 86% did not have such experience.
The survey was conducted by the Rating sociological group on September 8 - September 18, 2017, and was commissioned by the All-Ukrainian Association of International Employment Companies. A total of 1,200 respondents were interviewed. The poll's margin of error is under 2.8%.