1.Recruiting to Norway

NAV assists all types of employers with recruiting foreign labour.

NAV does not actively recruit labour from countries outside the EU/EEA other than for special projects.

3.Working conditions

Foreign workers employed in Norway have the same rights as Norwegian employees.

5.Staffing enterprises

If you intend to use a staffing enterprise you must use one registered with the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority. It is illegal to use unregistered staffing enterprises.

Special rules apply for hired workers If the hired workers are going to work in construction, shipbuilding, cleaning, agriculture and horticulture, you, as the client, are responsible for checking that the staffing enterprise guarantees the hired workers the same general pay and working conditions as those agreed to in relevant Norwegian collective pay agreements.
Read more about minimum wage – general application of collective agreement.

If you use a foreign staffing enterprises, this must be reported to the Tax Administration.

!The service centre helps foreign workers

At the Service Centre for Foreign Workers foreign nationals who are going to work in Norway may be issued a registration certificate, apply for a residence permit and tax deduction card, obtain a D number and information on rights and obligations as an employee in Norway.