Employment experts estimate that the real number of Ukrainians working in Poland is 1-1.5 million.
Vasily Voskoboynik, the President of the Ukrainian Association of Companies for International Employment, estimates that 3-5 million Ukrainian citizens now work abroad. For Ukrainian blue collar workers, the option of working in the EU is increasingly mainstream. Every six months, EWL Group, a Ukrainian-Polish job placement agency, polls Ukrainian workers in Poland. In September, 28% of respondents said it was their first time working abroad. By May, this portion had increased to 44%.