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Denmark Needs Foreign Employees to Fill These Positions in 2023

In order to address the issue of job shortages in some industries, the Danish government has issued a list of the professions for which it is searching for foreign workers to move to Denmark and fill those positions.

Two new lists of employees went into effect on January 1, 2023: one was for those with higher education, and the other was for people who work in professions that require skilled workers.


According to a statement released by the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI), "The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) has, on the basis of a list based on the Labour Market Balance received from The Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment (STAR), developed new guiding positive lists for people with a higher education and for skilled work that will take effect on January 1, 2023."


It also notes that there are 40 job titles on the Positive List for People with a Higher Education, compared to 36 on the Positive List for Skilled Work. They both will be in force through June 30 of this year.

The 40 job titles on the Positive List for People with a Higher Education are for occupations where there is a shortage of skilled workers in Denmark.


A person must have an educational background that qualifies them to move to Denmark under this list. Before applying for a Danish work visa, the same person must also have a job offer in that field.


These are the open positions on this list:


Managers in the field of production and service

  • Head of Product with at least three years education at bachelor level

  • Natural Science and engineering

  • Chemist with a Master’s degree

  • Biologist with a Master’s degree

  • Mechanical Engineer with a professional Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree

  • Civil Engineer with a professional Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree

  • Environmental Engineer with a professional Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree

  • Electronics Engineer with a professional Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree

  • Town Planner with a Master’s degree

Healthcare

  • Medical Doctor with a Master’s degree + Danish authorization

  • Hospital Doctor with a Master’s degree + Danish authorization

  • Nurse with a professional Bachelor’s degree + Danish authorization

  • Veterinarian with a Master’s degree + Danish authorization

  • Dentist with a Master’s degree + Danish authorization

  • Physiotherapist with a professional Bachelor’s degree + Danish authorization

  • Occupational therapist with a professional Bachelor’s degree + Danish authorization*

Teaching and educational work

  • D., Social Sciences with a Master’s degree

  • Assistant Professor at a University College with a Master’s degree

  • Subject Teacher at a Vocational Upper Secondary Education with a professional Bachelor’s degree + Danish official recognition*

  • Upper Secondary School Teacher, Natural Sciences and Sports with a Master’s degree + Danish official recognition

  • Independent School Teacher with a professional Bachelor’s degree

  • Primary School Teacher with a professional Bachelor’s degree + Danish official recognition*

  • Child Care Worker/Support Worker with a professional Bachelor’s degree

  • Social Education Worker with a professional Bachelor’s degree

  • Special Education Teacher with a professional Bachelor’s degree + Danish official recognition*

Economics, administration and sales

  • Auditor with a Master’s degree

  • Accounting Controller with at least three years education at bachelor level

  • Financial Analyst with at least three years education at bachelor level

Information and communication technology

  • IT Architect with at least three years IT education at bachelor level

  • IT Engineer with at least three years IT education at bachelor level

  • IT Project Leader with at least three years education at university or business school level

  • IT Consultant with at least three years IT education at bachelor level

  • Programmer and System Developer with at least three years IT education at bachelor level

  • System Administrator with at least three years IT education at bachelor level

Law, social science and culture

  • Legal Officer with a Master’s degree

  • Psychologist with a Master’s degree + Danish official recognition

  • Social Worker with a Professional Bachelor’s degree

  • Priest with a Master’s degree

  • Organist, cantor with at least three years education at bachelor level

Technician work in science, engineering and shipping and aviation

  • Architectural Technology and Construction Manager with a professional Bachelor’s degree

Technicians and assistants in healthcare

  • Dental Hygienist with a professional Bachelor’s degree + Danish authorisation

Additionally, Denmark is seeking foreign nationals with experience in highly specialized fields. The 36 occupations on the Positive List for Skilled Work are open to anyone who has been given a position in one of those professions and who possesses the necessary skills.


These are the open positions on this list:


Science and engineering associate professionals

  • Laboratory Assistant

  • Geotechnician

  • Plumber

  • Machine Constructor

  • Foreman

Business and administration associate professionals

  • Import and Export Employee

  • Sales and Account Manager

  • Sales Consultant

  • Shipping Agent

  • Property Manager

  • Logistic Employee, sales and purchasing

  • Legal Secretary

  • Medical Secretary

Legal, social, cultural and related associate professionals

  • Parish Clerk

  • Head Chef

  • General and secretary clerks

  • Lead Office Clerk

  • Office Assistant

Numerical and material recording clerks

  • Bookkeeper

  • Bookkeeping and Accounting Clerk

  • Payroll Bookkeeper

Personal care workers

  • Social and Health Care Assistant with a Danish authorisation

  • Market-oriented skilled agricultural and nursery workers

  • Landscape Gardener

Building and related trades workers (excluding electricians)

  • Bricklayer

  • Carpenter

  • Building Painter and Decorator

Metal, machinery and related trades workers

  • Welder

  • Blacksmith

  • Sheet Metal Worker

  • Industrial Technician

  • CNC-operator

  • Mechanic, passenger cars and vans

  • Crane Mechanic, agriculture and industrial machines

  • Agricultural Machinery Mechanic

Other:

  • Personal services workers: Chef

  • Electrical and electronic trades workers: Electrician

  • Food processing, woodworking, garment and other craft and related trades workers: Cabinetmaker

By fLEXI tEAM


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