Work in Norway

Worker in NorwayOSLO 20080218: Byggeplass. Bygningsarbeider. Akerselva Atrium. Arbeider. Tar seg en pause. Hvilepause. Rekkverk. Solen skinner. Foto: Jarl Fr. Erichsen / SCANPIX

If you are a foreign jobseeker wishing to work in Norway, you are probably wondering where to start. Where can you find vacant positions? You will find good information on that can help you.

Job seeking

The majority of vacancies in Norway are listed on the Internet. All job vacancies published in Norway can be found in the NAV job database. Most of the vacancies are written in Norwegian, but you can find a number of job vacancies in English by using the pre-defined search.

More information and guidance:

When you work in Norway, you automatically become a member of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme from your first day of work. You will not become a member though, if you are working temporarily for your foreign employer in Norway.

Membership of the National Insurance Scheme is the key to your entitlements from NAV. You can read more about membership in the menue to the right.

NAV’s services and benefits

What entitlements you can claim under the National Insurance Act depends on what kind of membership you have, or whether you are covered by a social security agreement.

You should be aware that some entitlements require that you have been a member of the National Insurance Scheme for a certain time. For questions about the wide range of benefits and requirements pertaining to specific countries/national insurance agreements, please contact NAV.