West Sweden is home to global companies such as Volvo, AstraZeneca, SKF and Nudie Jeans, world-class universities and innovative start-ups. Key business areas include the automotive, transport, life sciences, IT, renewable energy, creative and textile industries.
Find a job (post-arrival)
Depending on your profession and academic background, you may need to have your qualifications recognised in order to work in Sweden.
Foreign qualifications in Sweden
As a worker in Sweden you can expect strong workers’ rights and attractive employment conditions.
Workers' rights and conditions
West Sweden is one of the country’s fastest growing regions for new startups. If you have an idea or have noticed a gap in the market, or simply want to create your own job, starting your own business may be something for you. And the process is relatively straightforward.
Start a business
Like most places, the salaries here vary greatly depending on your profession, qualifications, experience and from company to company. To give you a rough idea of what to expect, here is a list of the average wage for a number of occupations.
Salaries in Sweden
Sweden is renowned for its high taxes. But as an individual living here, you get a lot in return, including a generous social welfare system, affordable preschools and healthcare, and world class public transport.
Taxes – what to expect
If you work and pay tax in Sweden then you will earn a Swedish retirement pension. You are entitled to the pension even if you live in another country.
Here we have gathered top insider tips from local experts and internationals to help you when working in Sweden.