How to Find Jobs in Scandinavia

If you're trying to find a job in Scandinavia, you've come to the right place, no matter what type of job in Scandinavia you need.

Keep in mind that when you look for a job abroad, work visa law can be complex. One of your first steps when looking for a job abroad should be to contact one of the Scandinavian embassies near you to find out more about your work visa options. Most Europeans residing in Scandinavia more than six months need a residence certificate. Others may need a residence and work permit.

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    Job Searches Across Scandinavia

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    These three websites have job listings from all Scandinavian countries. If you have a particular country in mind, scroll down to search for jobs by country.

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    A work permit for Sweden can be granted without labor shortages, and it is valid for a maximum of two years at a time.

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    Jobs in Denmark
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    Jobs in Denmark are easier to come by if you are trained or experienced in a specialized field of work, no matter which one. The rate of immigration is quite low.

    • Jobindex is Denmark's largest job website.
    • Career Guide 2 Denmark is aimed at skilled workers looking for jobs in Denmark.
    • Jobs in Copenhagen lists employment opportunities in the Danish capital.
    • AMS Denmark is the government's job bank.
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    Jobs in Norway offer a wide variety of benefits, steady employment, and high pay.

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    Find out if you need a work permit for Finland, and where you can find the most jobs depending on whether you speak only English or both English and Finnish.

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    Jobs in Iceland aren't very hard to come by if you're a good, helpful worker. You have much better chances if you speak Icelandic, though. Learn which websites are best for your search.