Country and people
Germans commonly know Sweden as a prime holiday destination. We love the sense of stillness and peace. Everything seems a tad more relaxed. And given its beautiful landscape, it’s no wonder people dream of settling here.
Sweden is known for its innovative society. Among its successful international companies are IKEA, Spotify, Skype and H&M. Swedes tend to be open-minded and practice a lifelong learning mentality. The people are quite agreeable and can be willing to argue until everyone share an opinion.
Sweden is part of the EU and part of the European domestic market. EU citizens are thus able to travel and find work without any hindrances.
You will find relatively little bureaucracy in Norway. When you immigrate, however, you will have to work with authorities to receive the all-important Personal Number (“Personnummer”). For this, the one prerequisite is to have a job in the country, or be in arrangements that take care of one’s living expenses.
Even though most Swedes are fluent English-speakers, they expect immigrants to learn the language and speak with at least basic proficiency. If you look for work in the Swedish labour market, you won’t easily achieve success without solid language skills. The expected proficiency level differs among employers and industries. As a handyman, basic Swedish-skills are enough to get started. Health-care services demand a higher degree of fluency. In language-heavy position such as teaching-jobs, or occupations in commercial markets, it is hard to find success without good Norwegian language skills.
The Swedish language is quite similar to German and thus relatively easy to learn.
No matter if you seek to immigrate within the next couple months or years, no matter if you want to speak Norwegian for work or touristic purposes, we have fitting offers for every lifestyle. Feel free to explore this page for further information or contact us directly through our phone, E-Mail or social media.
Handymen, healthcare workers and mechatronic engineers are in especially high demand, but from experience, we know that mindset and motivation matters most. If these two factors are on solid ground, you can find your footing in any occupation.