Toolkit visitors - Norway (Eng)
The EURES Services in Norway are delivered by NAV , Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration, the services include:
Information on living and working in Norway
Information on the situation on the labour market
Information on how to find jobs and about application letter and CV
Information on the relocation process to Norway
Recruitment and placement
You can contact us at any time on email@example.com
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.
For the latest information about Covid 19 and border entry restrictions in Norway, please take a look at:
From mid December 2021 till the end of January 2022 more 70. 00 new vacancies were registered at arbeidsplassen.no. This is 23 per cent more daily new adverts per working day in January 2022 than in the same month last year. Broken down into sectors, there were the most new adverts in health, nursing and care, and education.
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.
Short overview of the labour market:
The labour market in Norway has recovered since the setback due to covid, and there is now a lack of qualified personnell within many sectors. The hotels and restaurants are facing big challenges recruiting for the summer season and also the health sector has a lack of nurses, doctors and assistants. For the first mentioned sector a good comand of English language will be sufficient, but for the latter, Norwegian language is a must. The unemployment rate in Norway for January 2022 was 2,6 % of the labour force, about 74 000 persons.
Population: 5 415 166 as of Desember 2021.
70.3% of the Norwegian population is in the workforce (aged 15-74) as at 28 January 2021.
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.note.no/en - free online Norwegian language course
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
What is the demand for workers?
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.