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Work in Norway for Ukrainians: how much can you earn and what professions are in demand

Norway provides asylum to Ukrainian citizens. In particular, the country has provided employment opportunities for refugees. Learn more about where to look for work in Norway, what professions are in demand and what salaries are offered

An insurance policy is a guarantee of your safety and peaceful stay outside of Ukraine
An insurance policy is a guarantee of your safety and peaceful stay outside of Ukraine
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Ukrainians have found refuge around the world, and the Scandinavian countries are no exception. According to the Norwegian Ministry of Labor and Social Inclusion, more than 30,000 refugees settled in Norway in 2022.


Read more about what to consider before traveling to Norway here.


Citizens of Ukraine who have found refuge in the country are granted temporary protection status, which is valid for a year (it can be extended for another three years if necessary). This status allows you to work legally. We will tell you how to find a job and how much you can earn in Norway. 


Jobs for Ukrainians in Norway: is it easy to find?


There is a demand for both skilled workers and seasonal workers in Norway. However, full-time jobseekers will face a problem - knowledge of the local language.


In most cases, employers carefully check the knowledge of Norwegian, and also want to hire experienced workers with a high level of English.


However, do not be afraid. Norway is not a popular country for economic emigration, so there are few foreigners looking for work.


What professions are available for refugees in Norway?


There are also jobs for those who do not speak English or are just starting their career. There is a high demand for such specialists in Norway:


 Electricians;

 construction workers;

 welders;

 truck, bus and garbage truck drivers;

 mechanics;

 carpenters;

 production workers.


If you are looking for a seasonal job, you can get a job with the following positions:


 Maid;

 waiter, cook or kitchen assistant;

 assistant in fishing ports;

 assistant in painting summer houses.


Please note that work experience or knowledge of a foreign language is not required for seasonal work.  You can view seasonal job offers in Norway here.




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How much do you earn in Norway?


Norway has the second-highest wages in Europe. In 2022, the average salary in the country was 4700 euros (47,000 NOK). However, refugees and immigrants earn less - they mostly receive 4000 euros (40,000 NOK).


Let's take a look at the statistics of earnings of professions popular among expats:


- Nurse - 4700 euros;

- Electrician - 4200 euros;

- School teacher - 4130 euros;

- Plumber - 4120 euros;

- Construction equipment operator - 4100 euros;

- Cleaner - 4060 euros;

- Welder - 3900 euros;

- Truck driver - 3770 euros;

- Carpenter - 3700 euros;

- Bus driver - 3690 euros;

- Painter - 3690 euros;

- Cook - 3430 euros;

- Construction assistant - 3390 euros.


Will this money be enough for a comfortable life? The average monthly expenses of a Norwegian resident are as follows:


1. Rent: from 400 euros per room to 1600 euros for a three-room apartment;

2. Food: about 300 euros per person;

3. Transportation: a monthly pass in Oslo costs 79 euros, a single ticket is almost 4 euros.


Read more about the cost of living in the country here


Where to look for work in Norway?


When applying for a job, you should be careful not to run into fraudsters. To be sure of employers, look for offers on trusted websites: staffers.noeterni.no and nav.no.


Take care of your own safety while in Norway


Norway equates refugees from Ukraine with residents. Therefore, Ukrainians can receive free medical treatment and study in the country. Healthcare is not completely free, as visits to specialists, medical transportation, and medicines need to be paid for.


In order to have a 100% guarantee of receiving medical services, we recommend taking out a reliable insurance policy. You can do this in a few clicks here.

It will guarantee your peace of mind, because in case of an emergency, you will be provided with round-the-clock support. 


We remind you! Earlier we wrote that refugees who have taken refuge in Israel have every right to stay there legally until the end of the war. Find out how the country is helping Ukrainians and how many refugees are currently staying in Israel in our article.




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Green Card - compulsory car insurance for traveling abroad;

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