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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.