Poland, like most developed countries, faces the problem of an aging population. The dynamic
growth in the number of the oldest seniors will require eff ective formal and informal care over
the elderly. The aim of this study is to estimate the potential demand for immigrant work as carers
of the elderly. At the beginning, the scale of offi cial employment of foreigners on the Polish
labour market will be shown, followed by a review of research from selected European countries
and Poland regarding the employment estimates of immigrants as carers of the elderly. The second
part of this article will present a projection of the number of households potentially employing
immigrants as carers of the elderly.