Why work in Sweden
With one of the highest standards of living in the world, Sweden offers its residents a good life. While this does not translate to a lot of wealthy people, Sweden remains one of the most egalitarian countries in terms of income distribution, and has one of the world’s lowest levels of poverty. Working conditions are safe and flexible, and most employee benefits are already negotiated and in place, from paid parental and sick leave to employment-based pension.
Swedish businesses embrace new perspectives and technologies, and several are among today’s world leaders, from H&M and Ikea to AstraZeneca. The Swedish labor market has long been known for combining business innovation, generous employment benefits and long-term job security.
Intended to attract workers to industries that have a hard time finding enough qualified employees, a recent law has made it easier for people outside of Europe to move to Sweden for work. If you receive an offer of employment from a Swedish company or organization you can then apply for a work permit.
For people with partners and children, moving from one country to another is never a simple task. Swedish law takes this into account, making it possible for family members to receive residence permits for the duration of your stay. If a Swedish employer needs your specific skills, a work permit and a life in Sweden is not far away.