A blog from the University of Borås

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Engineers remain a popular occupation among labour immigrants


It has now been four months since the conception of the new labour immigration laws in Sweden.

During this time the Migrations Board has granted The Migrations Board have presented new statistics regarding labour immigration and Stockholm is the clearly the most popular city for labour immigrations with 873 employees working in Stockholm. Gothenburg is in a distant second place with 73 employees.

84% of the applications for work permits have been successful.

Engineers make up a large percentage of employees though IT specialists lead the way.

- IT specialists, 711 permits granted
- Masters of Engineering, 205 permits granted
- Restaurant employees, 150 permits granted
- Engineers and technicians, 100 permits granted
- Business economists, 64 permits granted

Statistics from February were written about here.

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