Get a job
The first step in moving to Sweden for work is of course to find a job. To qualify, the job must be listed on the EURES site, a job database run by the EU Public Employment Service. Sweden is rich with career opportunities. The Swedish labor market has long been known for combining business innovation, generous employment benefits and long-term job security. Together with one of the highest living standards in the world, Sweden now sets a new standard for labor migration laws, making it easier than ever for non-EU citizens to live and work in Sweden.
More liberal Swedish labor migration laws came into force in December 2008, making it much easier to move to Sweden for work. By following the simplified rules, it is possible to find a job from abroad, receive an offer of employment and receive a Swedish work permit. In short, if a Swedish employer needs your skills, a work permit is not far behind.
Click through the sub-sections in the left-hand column to search for available jobs on the EURES site and see which types of position are on Sweden’s occupational needs list; find out if your profession is on the labor shortage list or if it is regulated and requires additional permits. Once you identify a job, you can get to know the local region and pick up tips for writing your CV and cover letter. You can also find links to help you start your own business in Sweden.