Order of the Minister of Labor No. 1356-19 adjusting the model of the employment contract for foreigners

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The Minister of Labour issued an ordinance on the issuance of a new model for the employment contract of foreigners in Morocco while allowing the employer and employee the flexibility to include in the contract specific clauses containing additional economic or social guarantees or advantages. Article 4 of the ordinance postulates that in accordance with the provisions of article 516 of Law no. 65-99, the employer undertakes to inform the government authority responsible for labour affairs about any modification occurring on the contract, which it submits for visa application. The new ordinance repeals the decree of the Minister of Labour and Professional Training No. 350-05 of 2005.

Morocco's Migration Policies and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (2018)

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Morocco's GCM report provides a brief overview of the country's policies against the GCM and further identifying key challenges and objectives for moving forward.

Morocco's National Strategy on Immigration and Asylum

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Morocco launched a four pronged, three-year strategy with a view to integrating regularized migrants, reviewing and adapting the legal, procedural and institutional framework in connection with migration, and basing migration management on human rights principles.

Mobility Partnership between Morocco and the EU

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Morocco's Mobility Partnership with the European Union (EU) seeks to better inform Moroccans about legal options for migration to the EU and to support Moroccan efforts, including with capacity-building, to prevent irregular migration and combat trafficking and smuggling networks. It aims to improve the exchange of information between Morocco and the EU and cooperation on the administrative, operational and technical levels to identify and dismantle such networks. The agreement also provides for cooperation to support “the socioeconomic development of regions with high migration potential”, and information exchange and technical cooperation on border management as well as an agreement to strengthen asylum authorities in Morocco, developing asylum legislation and protecting refugees.

Addressing Labour Shortages through Innovative Labour Migration Models

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Within the framework of the EU Pilot Projects on Legal Migration, Belgium and Morocco are implementing a Pilot Project Addressing Labour Shortages through Innovative Labour Migration Models (PALIM). The Project aims at facilitating the cooperation between Belgium and Morocco in the management of regular migration, by offering a safe and lawful alternative to young Moroccans willing to gain qualified work experience in the ICT sector in Belgium.