They look for better employment opportunities.
Secretary General of the Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce Jahanbakhsh Sanjabi Shirazi said that due to the similar language and culture and Iraq's progress in terms of domestic and foreign investment, migration of Iranian workers to Iraq and the Kurdistan Region has increased.
He said the Iranians have realized that their economic situation in Iraq will be better than in Iran. Because companies and businesses in Iraq pay better salaries than companies and businesses in Iran, the secretary added.
The Iranian official said the adoption of a large-scale budget law by Iraq and the growth of oil revenues and the need for workers are the other reasons for workers to migrate to Iraq.