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January 13, 2023

Denmark Looking For Foreign Workers to Fill in These Jobs

The Danish government has published the list of professions for which it is looking for foreign workers to come to live in Denmark in fill in those jobs, in order to tackle the job shortage issue which has hit this country in specific sectors.

As of January 1, 2023, two new lists of workers have come into effect, that for people with higher education, and the other one for people who work in fields for which skilled workers are needed, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

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,” the Agency notes in a statement revealing the lists.

It also points out that the Positive List for People with a Higher Education consists of 40 job titles, while the Positive List for Skilled Work has 36 job titles. Both of them will be in effect until June 30, this year.

40 Job Titles for Position Open For Foreigners With Higher Education

The Positive List for People with a Higher Education consists of 40 job titles for professions which are experiencing a shortage of qualified workers in Denmark.

In order to qualify to move to Denmark under this list, the person must have educational background that qualifies him/her. The same also must have a job offer in that profession, before applying for a Danish work visa.

The open positions under this list are as follows:

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

The Positive List for Skilled Work

Denmark is also looking for foreigners who are experienced in highly skilled fields. The Positive List for Skilled Work consists of 36 professions, and it is open to those who have been offered a job included in this list that have the required expertise for working in that profession.

The open positions under this list are as follows:

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