Stricter conditions for low-skilled labour immigration and improved conditions for highly skilled labour
The Government intends to make the conditions for low-skilled labour immigration, with requirements for little or no education, training or experience stricter. These stricter conditions will include minimum wage requirements to be granted a work permit, but also allow the possibility of prescribing a lower wage threshold for specific professional groups.
The ‘change of track’ system will be eliminated. In other words, it will no longer be possible to apply for a work permit following rejection of an asylum application without first leaving the country.
Sweden values highly skilled foreign workers, foreign researchers and foreign doctoral students – and the rules that apply to them need to be improved. The Government is therefore strengthening Sweden’s competitiveness as a research nation by making it easier for highly skilled foreign workers to come here.
Focus areas in Sweden's new migration policy
Information about current rules and regulations can be found on the Swedish Migration Agency's website.