Quota for foreign employees for 2021

Mongolia • No. 06/2020 •  November 2020

The Government of Mongolia (the “Cabinet”) updates the foreign worker quota for entities operating in Mongolia annually. For 2021, the Cabinet updated the quota by issuing the Resolution #123 dated 30 September 2020 (the “Resolution #123”).

In connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, the work permit for foreign employees shall be issued on a basis of the National Emergency Commission’s decision for 2021.

Under the Resolution #123, the quota for most of the sectors remains the same. However, some industries have been removed from the list as follows:

  • Mining construction installation (the quota was 10 – 35%);
  • Catering services (the quota was 10%);
  • Professional and skill training activities (the quota was 20%).