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The EURES Services in Norway are delivered by NAV , Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration, the services include:
You can contact us at any time on firstname.lastname@example.org
NAV Service Centre EURES Phone: 0047 55 55 33 39 (press 2)
Searching for jobs in Norway requires at least good English skills, but in most cases it also requires Norwegian skills.
You should first of all read carefully the information that NAV has gathered for foreign job seekers on www.nav.no/en.
Another useful website to read is www.nyinorge.no, “New in Norway”. It contains lots of valuable information about the public services in Norway (moving to Norway, children and schools, health, taxation, etc)
The official guide Work In Norway gives you a step by step guidance for registering in Norway.
From March 2020, there was an increase in the number of completely unemployed within several sectors, with the highest unemployment in three occupational groups. These are:
At the end of April, the number of completely unemployed as a share of the workforce was highest in tourism and transport with 27.0 per cent of the workforce, and lowest in academic professions with 2.3 per cent of the workforce. The share of the completely unemployed as a percentage of the workforce was highest in the capital, Oslo.
The highest unemployment rate still remains in the category tourism and transport.
In April, 21 000 new vacancies were registered at nav.no. This is 40 per cent fewer new adverts per working day than in the same month last year. Broken down into sectors, there were the most new adverts in health, nursing and care, and education.
If we look at the NAV’s own overview for which categories of position are most advertised on the NAV’s job portal in the period from March 2020, the following occupations are among the categories with the most advertised vacancies:
Where to find the jobs
The easiest way if you don’t speak Norwegian is to search for jobs on the EURES portal www.eures.europa.eu. Indeed, all the job vacancies published by NAV are listed on this portal. You can then use the search function in your own language and access the job vacancies. Check first the job vacancies “with EURES flag, as this is an indicator that the employer is also looking for European candidates.
You can also access job vacancies in English which are listed on the NAV website www.arbeidsplassen.no. Use “english” as key word search.
The labour market in Norway is influenced by the extraordinary situation the world is in and unemployment figures are very different from what we would see in a normal situation. The unemployment figures have also varied greatly since March 2020, and the situation is still unstable. The unemployment rate in Norway for October was 6,6 % of the labour force, about 190 000 persons.
Population: 5 374 807 in the second quarter of 2020.
70.1% of the Norwegian population is in the workforce (aged 15-74) as at 22 July 2020.
Where to find the jobs
The easiest way if you don’t speak Norwegian is to search for jobs on the EURES portal www.eures.europa.eu. Indeed, all the job vacancies published by NAV are listed on this portal. You can then use the search function in your own language and access the job vacancies.
The private recruitment agencies have a big share of the job market in Norway, and there are numerous. You should consider registering at a few of them. A few examples: - www.manpower.no www.adecco.no www.proffice.no www.jobzone.no
www.nyinorge.no New in Norway guide - practical information from public administrations
www.nav.no/en the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration
https://helsenorge.no/foreigners-in-norway Healthcare and social security
www.sua.no Service Centers for Foreign Workers in the cities of Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim, Kirkenes
https://www.skatteetaten.no/en/person/foreign/Tax information for foreign workers in Norway
www.udi.no the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration
www.politi.no the Norwegian Police
www.arbeidstilsynet.no The Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority
www.grensetjansten.com Cross border service Sweden/Norway
www.innovasjonnorge.no Innovation Norway
www.ssb.no Statistics Norway
www.mattilsynet.no Norwegian Food/Animal Safety Authority
www.government.no Information from the Government and the Ministries
Cities & Municipalities
To find the website of any municipality: www.name-of-municipality.kommune.no
Recognition of Education and Qualifications
www.nokut.no Recognition of foreign education
www.helsedirektoratet.no/English Authorisation and Licence for Health personnel
www.lo.no The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions
www.akademikerne.no The Federation of Norwegian Professional Associations
www.ys.no The Confederation of Vocational Unions
www.unio.no The Confederation of Unions for Professionals
Start your own company in Norway
www.altinn.no/en see “start and run business”
Language courses in Norway
www.ntnu.edu/learnnow free online Norwegian language course
www.kompetansenorge.no/English See “Immigrant integration” for all the accredited language course providers in Norway
www.folkeuniversitetet.no/ Class room courses
www.aof.no Class room courses
https://felles.oslovo.no/ Courses in Oslo
Study in Norway
www.studyinnorway.no the guide to higher education in Norway
www.diku.no Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education
www.samordnaopptak.no/info/english/ The Norwegian Universities and College Admission service
Traineeships and Internships in Norway
www.trainee.no The Norwegian trainee guide
http://aiesec.org Student organization - Internships
www.karrierestart.no Job portal and lots of advice and other relevant information
www.europlacement.com (Intern and internship in Europe)
www.finn.no/eiendom market place for rental “bolig til leie” and purchase «bolig til salgs»
www.hybel.no rentals and home share agency
www.utleiemegleren.no rentals agency
www.visitnorway.com the official Travel guide to Norway
www.gulesider.no the Yellow Pages in Norway
www.petro.no News website for the oil and gas industry
Health care: nurses and specialized nurses (theatre nurses, intensive care nurses …); doctor specialists (mental health, substance abuse treatment, neurology, rheumatology, internal medicine, radiology…); pharmacists; optometrists.
Construction and civil works:
Carpenters; electricians; drivers of construction engines and cranes; roofers, plumbers.
Engineers ( civil works: roads, tunnels, bridges, railway)
Services: Car mechanics, heavy vehicle mechanics, construction engines mechanics
NB! Please note that most of these professions require a good knowledge of the Norwegian language, especially those which require a contact with customers, children/students or patients.
Looking for work
We recommend that you register your CV on the EURES portal www.eures.europa.eu, where Norwegian employers are likely to be looking for European candidates.