GIP (Immigrant Job Centres Network)

GIP (Immigrant Job Centres Network) are employability support structures that, in close cooperation with the Job Centres, help unemployed youngsters and adults define and develop their path of integration or reintegration into the labour market.

The GIP plays an active role at several levels:

  • Provision of professional information for young people and unemployed adults;
  • Support in active job search;
  • Support in finding training courses;
  • Personalized follow-up of the unemployed people during the integration or reintegration phase.

What services are available?

At the GIP the immigrant has several services at his or her disposal:

  • Disclosure and referral to job offers and training;
  • Placement activities;
  • Information and referral to support measures for entrepreneurship, employment and training;
  • Information about community programs to promote mobility in employment and vocational training in Europe;
  • Motivation and support for participation in temporary occupations or activities on a voluntary basis;
  • Periodic presentation control of the beneficiaries of employment benefits.

How is the service processed in the GIP?

At the GIP, the service is done by registration, taking into account the area of ​​residence of the immigrant (see map), and monitoring is personalized, performed by a professional who will take note of his or her needs as well as the respective referral to job and / or qualification.

In addition to the services provided and the local proximity, its geographical distribution from North to South, this GIP (Immigrant Job Centres Network) works seamlessly, allowing the exchange and sharing of useful information to customers.

All professionals have specific and continuing education, as well as a privileged contact with CNAI and CLAIM (National and Local Immigrant Support Centres) so that they can provide complementary responses to the immigrant’s full integration.

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Migrant Support Line

808 257 257 (landline)
21 810 61 91 (mobile and abroad)

National Support Centres for the Integration of Migrants (CNAIM)

Face-to-face service at CNAIM Norte, Lisboa and Algarve is conditioned. Avoid unnecessary travel. Opt for the telephone service, through the Migrant Support Line, app My CNAIM or by email.

CNAIM Lisbon

Face-to-face service by appointment only
Rua Álvaro Coutinho, 14
1150-025 Lisboa
Fax: 21 810 61 17

Face-to-face service by appointment only
Av. de França, 316
Edifício Capitólio
4050-276 Porto

Tel: 22 207 38 10
Fax: 22 207 38 17

CNAIM Algarve
Face-to-face service by appointment only
Contact the Migrant Support Line
808 257 257
21 810 61 91
Loja do Cidadão
Mercado Municipal, 1.º Piso
Largo Dr. Francisco Sá Carneiro
8000-151 Faro



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