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Access to highly qualified and international talents

Magnet for international talents

Percentage of personen holding an university degree

Magnet for international talents

Zug is a dynamic center for international companies and attracts a large number of qualified professionals. The Canton of Zug offers access to a talent pool of around 1 million people from the greater Zurich area and over 100 million people in the European region. Thanks to the Canton's excellent location, over 38,000 skilled workers commute to Zug every day, more than commute away to surrounding cantons.

World renowned research and knowledge location

The greater Zurich area is home to world-renowned universities and research institutions, with ETH Zurich consistently ranking in the top 10 globally and holding the coveted #1 position in Europe for many years.

The Lucerne School of Computer Science and Information Technology offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, applied research and development, and continuing education programs in Computer Science, Information Technology and Business Information Technology.


Lucerne School of Information Technology | Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (



The Institute of Financial Services Zug (IFZ) has been creating value for the financial sector and corporate finance experts from all industries through continuing education, applied research and consulting service.


Institute of Financial Services

WERZ is a institute for energy and resource efficiency. They conduct cross-disciplinary and cross-method research on current climate and environmental issues. In close cooperation with companies, they develop forward-looking and viable solutions to pressing future issues.


WERZ Institut für Wissen, Energie und Rohstoffe Zug | OST

ETH Zurich is one of the world's leading universities in science and technology, and is known for its cutting-edge research and innovation.


ETH Zurich - Homepage | ETH Zurich



The University of Zürich is located in the City of Zurich. It is the largest university and offers the widest range of subject and courses in Switzerland.


University of Zurich | University of Zurich | UZH

Topics relating to people and their institutions are at the centre of research and teaching at the University of Lucerne. The University of Lucerne’s focus on human sciences makes it unique in Switzerland.


University of Lucerne (



The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts HSLU is the university of applied sciences of the six Central Swiss cantons.


Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (

Switzerland ranks top for labor market efficiency

Labour Market Efficiency

Switzerland ranks top for labor market efficiency

Switzerland's highly liberal and efficient labor market enables companies to swiftly hire diverse, international, and highly qualified talent.

Employer Costs

Nettoeinkommen von Arbeitnehmenden

Employer Costs

When comparing scenarios with the same gross income, Switzerland ranks third lowest in employer costs. It remains a cost-effective choice for employer social charges.

Working in Switzerland as a foreign national

Swiss passport holders need no work permit. EU/EFTA citizens also have labor market access. For non-Swiss/EU/EFTA nationals, work permits depend on quotas. Refer to "Zug: Doing Business" brochure, Chapter 4, pages 13-17 for specifics.

Contacts for professionals with foreign nationality

For essential information regarding work permits, please visit the Office for Migration of the Canton of Zug's website.


Office for Migration AfM
Aabachstrasse 1 6301
Tel. 041 728 50 71
Amt für Migration (

Citizens of EU/EFTA states (except Croatia) can apply for a residence and work permit with a signed Swiss working contract or by expressing their intent to establish a Swiss business. The Office for Migration approves residence based on an employment contract presentation.


Office for Migration AfM
Aabachstrasse 1 6301
Tel. 041 728 50 71
Amt für Migration (

Non-EU/EFTA citizens are subject to the Swiss immigration quota system.


Office for Economy and Labor 
Aabachstrasse 5
6301 Zug
Tel. 041 728 55 20
Amt für Wirtschaft und Arbeit (