Jobseekers toolkit for Sweden

On this page you will find useful information about living and working in Sweden.

A basic introduction about Sweden from the Swedish public employment service. This page covers various topics related to residency, labor market, taxation, social security and learning the language.


Arbetsförmedlingen – the Swedish public employment service and our national job portal Platsbanken.


The official site of Sweden administered by the Swedish Institute, offering you the facts and stories of our country.



Skatteverket - the Swedish Tax Agency manages civil registration of private individuals and collects taxes such as personal income tax, corporate tax, VAT and excise tax.


Social insurance

Försäkringskassan is a government agency that administers social insurance. Swedish social insurance includes insurance and contributions to families with children, to people with a disability or illness, and to the elderly.


Unemployment benefits

Everyone who works in Sweden has a right to insure their income by becoming a member of an unemployment insurance fund.

Recognition of qualifications

UHR – the Swedish council for Higher Education evaluates foreign qualifications in order to provide support for people looking for work in Sweden, people who wish to continue studying, or for employers who wish to employ someone with foreign qualifications.



Migrationsverket – the Swedish Migration Agency is the authority that considers applications from people who want to take up permanent residence in Sweden, come for a visit, seek protection from persecution or become Swedish citizens.


Learning Swedish

Information about learning Swedish, both free and paid courses, online and onsite.