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Your next EURES adventure in Norway!

Norway is Europe's northernmost country, with some of the most wonderful scenery, ranging from lowlands in the southeast to dramatic fjords, high mountains, and stunning coastline in the west and north, Including northern Lights (aurora borealis) and the midnight sun.

Norway’s nature offers great potential for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, skiing and kayaking to mention some few.

Norway has a strong economy, offering a high standard of living and many job opportunities across various sectors.

You can combine interesting jobs and enjoying life and your leisure time while living and working in Norway.


We invite you to read carefully the information Looking for work in Norway and the other information listed under Websites.

The gateway to digital public services New in Norway | 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, taxation and social security.


Where are the available jobs?

Health care: general nurses to hospitals, care homes and home-based health care; ​specialized nurses (theatre nurses, intensive care nurses …); doctor specialists (gastroenterology, oncology, neurology, rheumatology, internal medicine, radiology…); general practitioners (especially to smaller places); pharmacists; optometrists; midwives; psychologists and psychiatrists​

Tourism and hospitality: cooks and chefs; waiters/waitresses; bartenders; sommeliers; both permanent staff and seasonal staff (summer and winter)​

Seasonal staff: nature guides; river & rafting guides; ski instructors; ski resort workers (like snowcat operators; ski lift operators)​

Transport: bus drivers D/DE; lorry drivers C/CE​ - with CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence)

IT: professionals within software development/ system development; digital communication; information security and computer security; data analysis; AI; machine learning; service design. ​

Services: mechanics for cars, buses, trucks and for construction engines; machine mechanics ; hairdressers and barbers​

Child care and education: pre-school/ kindergarten teachers; school teachers. ​

Industry: electricians; mechanics; automaticians; plumbers; welders; sheet metal workers; process operators and machine operators; logistic workers; meat cutters; ​

And engineers in various fields: electrical; mechanical; automation and instrument; subsea; piping; structure; geoscience …​

Green industry: The near future job opportunities in Norway are in the rapidly developing Green Industry. Green industry is nothing new in Norway, which has long traditions with hydropower, forestry and wood building, and solar energy. And as pr 2022, Norway is the country with the most electric cars pr capita in the world. ​ New battery factories, factories for carbon capture and production of offshore wind turbines are under development. 

The Norwegian government, in its roadmap THE GREEN INDUSTRIAL INITIATIVE, emphasizes the developement in these sectors:  Offshore wind, Battery, Hydrogen, Carbone Capture and Storage, Maritime Sector, Forestry, Power systems and smart charging of vehicles, and sustainable buildings. ​

The needs for workers is increasingly high, from process operators, skilled workers, drivers of heavy vehicles to technologists, engineers, IT specialists and more. The competencies that are needed are numerous: 

Electrical; electronics, automation and instrument; electric power technology; mechanics; process engineering; piping and structures; construction and civil works; Building technology; wood technology and construction; BIM (Building Information Modelling); reuse and efficient restauration of buildings; carpentry, masonry, building electricity and plumbing; architecture; landscape architecture and urban planning; marine technology; maritime operations; ship building; technical safety/QHSE; hydropower technology; wind power technology; materials technology; chemistry; carbon capture and storage; circular economy, waste management and recycling; forest and wood technology; wood processing; fiber chemistry; biorefining; energy systems; energy disposition; energy planning; energy efficiency; machine learning; product development; statistics and analysis; finance and market economics; climate economics and emission accounting; geology; ecology; environmental advice; digitalization and optimization; life cycle analysis; climate footprint and resource efficiency

Construction and civil works: Skilled/professional Electricians; flooring workers; plumbers; drivers of construction engines and cranes; service technicians electronics; welders / sheet metal workers. Engineers (HVAC in construction, and otherwise in civil works). ​
Note that there has been a downturn in the Construction sector since 2022, with increasing unemployment and a lower demand for workers is expected during 2024. ​


NB! Please note that many of these professions and jobs require a good knowledge of the Norwegian language, especially those which require contact and interaction with patients, children and pupils, customers, clients or passengers.​


Short overview of the labour market

Population:  5,5 million (5 562 363 by Q1 2024)

The unemployment rate is  low (2,4 % in May 2024) but it is expected to increase throughout the year. High price increase, especially because of increased prices of energy and food, inflation, increased policy rate and the war in Ukraine are all factors that contribute to the increase in unemployment.

But at the same time, the demand for workers is quite high, and in many sectors. See above. 

Employment rate: 69.6 % of the population (15-74 yrs) is in employment (May 2024). 

Event participation(s)

22 October 2024
30 years of moving abroad with EURES
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15 February 2024
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24 November 2023
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13 September 2023
Find your job opportunity in Norway!
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04 April 2023
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16 February 2023
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