In series:Recruiting Immigrant Workersview more titles
Published on November 27, 2014
|Foreword and Acknowledgements|
|Acronyms and abbreviations|
|Assessment and recommendations|
|Context for labour migration in Norway|
|Evolution and characteristics of labour migration to Norway|
|Evolution of Norwegian labour migration policy|
|Key issues in the legal and administrative framework for non-EEA labour migration in Norway|
|Improving attraction and retention of labour migrants in Norway|
|International graduates: An underutilised labour source in Norway|
|Supplementary figures and tables|
Norway is second only to Switzerland in terms of inflows of labour migrants as a share of population, according to a new OECD review of the labour market integration of migrants in Norway. Most migrants come from the European Union, with free movement accounting for about 40 000 in 2012, compared with fewer than 5 000 non-European workers admitted.
“Recruiting Immigrant Workers – Norway” says that Norway is less affected by concern over the global competition for talent, over imminent skills shortages or over the dramatic population ageing faced by many other OECD countries such as Germany or Japan.
This, says the OECD, highlights the role for discretionary labour migration, which already feeds certain key sectors and occupations in Norway, and may play a growing role in the future. Future demand is likely to increase for certain categories of skilled workers. Technology, engineering and the extraction industry are global fields in which Norwegian employers compete worldwide. Other sectors such as healthcare are also expected to look abroad for labour in the future.
The report recommends that Norway: