Question by Severin: What do I have to do to live, go to school and work in Norway?
I am an u.s. citizen currently looking to move to Norway. I’m not exactly well versed on the process of moving to other countries. I hear school is practically free for all students including international and I’ve heard that a green card is not needed to work in Norway.. This can’t be right.. That would be great if it is though. Please help.
Perhaps I should specify that I’m looking for what the legal route is to be able to perform said things.. not looking for citizenship just yet. And yes, I do speak Norwegian.
Answer by Maricris Jereza
first find out what do you like to do then think if it is reasonable for you .
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Question by prava ljubezen: What kinds of companies should I work in to work in Scandinavia?
I want to work in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Siberia, or Poland.
Maybe, automobile, or Gas, oil?
Answer by Elizabeth
You don’t say where you are from, if it’s the EU you have a wider choice of possibilities since you can move to the Nordic countries to look for work.
If you are from outside the EU, you’ll need specialised, in-demand skills to find work here. It’s very difficult to get a work permit for general labor or unskilled work. There is a lot of offshore/petroleum work available, especially in Norway, so that would be a good choice. Here are some possibilities, the more education and experience you have in that field, the better:
-Engineering (petroleum/offshore, mechanical, chemical, electrical/electronic would probably be the best choices).
-Some sciences (chemistry, geology).
-Some technology, although you’ll need extensive education/experience because there are many lower-level tech workers.
-Healthcare professions (nurses, doctors, etc) are in high demand.
-Qualified teaching, a graduate degree is best.
If you want to work in the Nordic countries long term, it would make things much easier for you to learn a local language. While it’s possible to get oil/gas work with only English, this usually means working for a British company in Norway. If you speak a Scandinavian language, you have more chance to be hired directly.
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