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German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (GMAC) in Iraq

The German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (GMAC) supports you if you return to Iraq.

We provide:

  • Advice on working in Iraq and how to find a job.
  • Occupational training and information on the education system in Iraq.
  • Support with starting a small company in Iraq.
  • Psychosocial support and information on the health system in Iraq.
  • Information about programmes for those returning to Iraq.
  • Employability and soft skills training.

To make an appointment with our centers best call us on the phone. Our advisor team is also available to answer your questions by e-mail or Facebook Messenger. If you like to make a personal appointment, please arrange date and time in advance.

The advice is for free. It makes no difference if you returned to Iraq from Germany or from another country.

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Our centres in Bagdad and Erbil will be closed for visitors for the time being, consultations will only take place by telephone.
Due to COVID-19, our services might be limited.

Please check our Facebook page to see, if services can be offered without limitations.

Our centres in Bagdad and Erbil will be closed for visitors for the time being, consultations will only take place by telephone.
Due to COVID-19, our services might be limited.

Please check our Facebook page to see, if services can be offered without limitations.

Further opportunities

  • Training opportunities throughout Iraq

    Would you like to do some training? The Iraqi Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs offers training courses. They are free of charge and are available throughout Iraq.

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  • ETTC Trainings

    Would you like to learn to read and write? Or are you looking for a training opportunity in Iraq?
ETTC offers a number of different courses.

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  • Finding new educational opportunities

    Are you looking for a school for your children? Would you like to go to university? The government of the autonomous region of Kurdistan has a website where you can find a lot of information about educational opportunities.

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  • Vocational training

    The dual training system in Germany involves working in a company as well as theoretical learning. You attend a vocational college. Although you need a place and a visa.

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  • Basic course in plumbing, heating and air conditioning

    Here you learn the basics of plumbing, heating and air conditioning: professionals show you how to solder pipework. The course is taught in Osnabrück (Lower Saxony).

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  • Working without qualifications

    It is almost impossible to find a job in Germany without qualifications. This means you will probably not be granted a work visa. This is where you can find advice centres near you.

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  • Basic course in hairdressing and cosmetics

    Here you learn the basics of hairdressing and cosmetics. Professionals show you drying and dyeing techniques, for example. The course is taught in Osnabrück (Lower Saxony).

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  • Basic course in the building trade

    Here you learn the basics of the building trade. Professionals show you how to lay blocks and plaster walls, for example. The course is taught in Osnabrück (Lower Saxony).

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  • Start-ups for women

    Here you can gain the basic knowledge you need for a start-up in your country of origin. This course is intended for women. It is kept simple and is also suitable for those who can't read or write.

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  • English as a second and foreign language

    Here you can improve your English. This opens up new prospects for you. Good English is especially important in tourism and gastronomy.

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  • Working with qualifications

    Would you like to work as a specialist in Germany? Your options depend on your profession. You also need to speak German and have your qualifications recognised.

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  • Basics for hotel, gastronomy and tourism

    Here you can attend a course if you would like to work in gastronomy, in a hotel or in tourism.

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  • Advice on career opportunities

    Thinking of returning to your homeland? We can advise you. You will receive information on career opportunities and suitable training courses.

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  • Financial help to return home

    You might not have to pay to return to your home country. You might also be able to get some cash.

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  • Hairdressing and cosmetics

    Here you can learn the basics of hairdressing and cosmetics, for example cutting and colouring techniques. The course is taught in Duisburg (North Rhine-Westphalia).

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  • Help for women in need

    Are you seeking help because you feel threatened? Are you experiencing violence or being exploited?
    Women in need are helped at SOLWODI. The advice is free of charge and individual.

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  • Basic course in working with wood

    Here you learn the basics of woodworking. Professionals show you how to build cabinets, for example. The course is taught in Osnabrück (Lower Saxony).

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  • Find advice in your area

    Are you thinking about returning to your home country? Here you can look for a counselling centre to advise you on returning home.

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  • Basic course in painting and varnishing

    Here you can learn the basics of painting and varnishing. Professionals show you how to paint or wallpaper walls. The course is taught in Osnabrück (Lower Saxony).

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  • Introduction to gastronomy and cuisine

    Here you can learn the basics of gastronomy, for example various cooking and baking techniques. The course is taught in Duisburg (North Rhine-Westphalia).

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  • Computer course

    Here you can gain practical IT skills. You learn about the main programmes and find out how to search for something via the internet. That helps you both in your career and personally.

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  • Working with a university degree

    Are you an academic and interested in working in Germany? Your options depend on your area of expertise. You need to have your degree recognised.

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  • Tourism

    Here you gain a basic knowledge of tourism. This allows you to prepare for working in this sector.

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  • University studies

    Studying at a German university is definitely a good choice, although you do have to meet various requirements. This is where you can find information.

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  • Information telephone

    Are you thinking about returning to your home country? Here you can get some basic information about returning home.

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  • Basic course in working with metal

    Hier lernen Sie den Metallbau kennen. Profis zeigen Ihnen, wie man Metalle bearbeitet. Der Kurs findet in Osnabrück (Niedersachsen) statt.

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  • Bicycle mechanics

    Here you can learn the basics of bicycle mechanics. This involves a lot of practical work, learning key technical terms and extending your knowledge in mathematics.

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  • Setting up a business

    Want to set up your own business in Germany? This requires good start-up planning.

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  • Plumbing, heating and air conditioning

    This is where you can learn about plumbing, heating and air conditioning. Installing or maintaining systems, for example. The course is held in Duisburg (North Rhine-Westphalia).

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  • Introduction to electrical installation

    This is where you can learn the basics of electrical engineering, including tool design, key mathematics and the structure of circuits. The course is taught in Duisburg (North Rhine-Westphalia).

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  • Start-up opportunities

    Got a business concept? Want to become self-employed in your country of origin? Need help to start? At StartHope@Home you will find courses and advice.

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  • Introduction to painting and decorating

    Here you can learn the basics of painting and decorating, e.g. coating techniques. The course is taught in Duisburg (North Rhine-Westphalia).

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  • Introduction to metal construction

    Here you can learn the basics of metal construction, e.g. understanding materials and handling different tools and machines. The course is taught in Duisburg (North Rhine-Westphalia).

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  • Psychosocial health

    Are you finding everyday life difficult? Are you no longer able to cope on your own? The Ministry of Health of the autonomous region of Kurdistan can find help for you.

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  • Jobs in different fields

    Are you looking for a job? Here you will find various websites with lots of job listings.

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