Do not think that immigration to Norway automatically means that you will find a job. When looking for a job in Norway, you must consider a number of conditions that may or may not determine the success of your search.
One of the biggest difficulties for immigrants in finding a job in Norway is language, followed by professional qualifications and experience. The job market is highly competitive for both Norwegian-speaking and English-speaking positions.
Norway is not a member of the EU, but has signed the Agreement on the European Economic Area, which means that EU citizens can freely travel to Norway to work.
It is clear that it is much more difficult for a foreigner to find a job than for a Norwegian, but it is not impossible. It all depends on good language skills, qualifications, abilities, etc. For example, the health sector is one of the sectors with many job opportunities. But of course it is not possible to hire a doctor or nurse who is not fluent in the language and cannot communicate with patients.
For the vast majority of jobs in Norway, knowledge of Norwegian is usually a prerequisite, so in many cases foreign professionals first work in other jobs such as waiters, cleaners, etc., while they prepare themselves linguistically to get a job that matches their qualifications.
Immigration to Norway, jobsearch
First of all, I would like to refer to this guide, which contains all the information about how to find a job in Norway.
Work areas with more opportunities:
If you are looking for a seasonal job in Norway, have experience in the tourism sector and speak a good English, you have the possibility of finding work, with chances increasing depending on the number of languages you speak.
As more and more international tourists come to Norway every year, it is possible to find a job as a tour guide. You can also find work on some cruise ships: in the kitchen, in cleaning, in entertainment, as a bartender or in administration.
If you want to send your CV to work on a cruise, these are the main cruise companies in Norway:
Regarding jobs in the hospitality industry in Norway, I would like to point out this classifieds
There is a shortage of medical professionals in Norway. Therefore, nurses, pharmacists and doctors have good chances of finding a job, provided they know the Norwegian language.
Oil and gas
It seems that the critical period in the oil sector is over and job opportunities in this sector are increasing. This is still one of the sectors where most foreigners are likely to work.
This is one of the highest paid sectors in Norway, as highly skilled employees are needed. The reason for this is that it is a demanding job.
Many of the companies operating in the petroleum sector hire qualified workers from all over the world. However, they must have a good command of English
Job opportunities may vary from oil platform to oil platform. Also in this case I leave you some links of the main companies in the sector:
The construction sector is one of the sectors with great demand, but also one of the most volatile.
Skilled labor for manual jobs such as construction is hard to find in Norway’s sparse population. For this reason, companies in this sector turn to foreigners to obtain the necessary skills. However, it is important to speak Norwegian or at least good English, as this is a risky job and any misunderstanding can lead to serious problems.
If you are interested in this sector, you can take a look at Bygg
Immigration to Norway, conclusion
The advice I would give you is to gather as much information as you can before you move. Norway is a very expensive country and going on an adventure can be very risky. Many believe that employers will welcome them with open arms, as unemployment in the country is low, but unfortunately this is not the case.