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Danish Positive List: Exciting News About the New Denmark Critical Skills Employment Permit 2023

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The Danish Agency For International Recruitment And Integration (SIRI) has released a new Positive List for people with Skilled Work and Higher Education on the Denmark Critical Skills Employment Permit. This is supposed to kick into effect 1st of January 2023 and will be on until the 30th of June 2023. The Positive List is based on the labour market balance it received from the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment (STAR).

This list was developed for people with higher education and for skilled workers. The Positive List for people with a higher education contains 40 job titles in total and the Positive List for skilled work contains 36 job titles in total.

Production Engineers, Energy Engineers, Architects, and HR Consultants were taken out of the Higher Education list and Buyer and Construction Managers from the Skilled Worker List were taken out from the last positive list. 

Jobs on the Positive List for people with a Higher Education 2023

  •  Managers in the field of production and service 
  • Head of products and the required education is at least 3 years education bachelor’s degree 
  •  Hospitality retail and other service managers 
  •  Healthcare 
  •  Medical doctor and the required education is a master’s degree and Danish authorisation 
  • Hospital doctor and the required education is a master’s degree and Danish authorisation 
  •  Nurse and required education is a professional bachelor’s degree and Danish authorisation 
  •  Veterinarian and the required education is a master’s degree and Danish authorisation 
  •  Dentist and the required education is a master’s degree and Danish authorisation 
  •  Physiotherapist and the required education is a professional bachelor’s degree and Danish authorisation
  • Occupational therapist and the required education is a professional bachelor’s degree and also a Danish authorisation.
  • Managers in the social field 
  •  Natural science and engineering 
  • Mechanical engineers

The required education is a professional bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree 

  • Chemists 

The required education is a master’s degree 

  •  Environmental engineers

The required education is a professional bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree 

  • Town planner

The required education is a master’s degree 

  •  Biologists

The required education is a master’s degree 

  •  Civil engineers 

The required education is a professional bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree 

  •  Electronics engineers 
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The required education is a professional bachelor’s degree or master’s degree 

  • Technicians and assistants in healthcare 
  • Dental hygienists

The required education is a professional bachelor’s degree and Danish authorisation 

  • Law social science and culture 
  • Organist and cantor

The required education is at least 3 years of education at the bachelor’s level

  • Legal officer 

The required education is a master’s degree 

  • Social worker 

The required education is a professional bachelor’s degree 

  •  Psychologists 

The required education is a master’s degree and a danish official recognition 

  •  Priest

The required education is a master’s degree.

  •  Teaching and educational work 
  • Independent school teacher.

The required education is a professional bachelor’s degree

  • Childcare worker/ support worker. 

The required education is a professional bachelor’s degree 

  • PhD social sciences. 

The required education is a master’s degree

  • Upper secondary school teacher, natural sciences and sports. 

The required education is a master’s degree and Danish official recognition

  • Assistant Professor at a university college. 

The required education is a master’s degree.

  • Special education teacher. 

The required education is a professional bachelor’s degree and Danish special recognition

  • Primary school teacher. 

The required education is a professional bachelor’s degree and Danish official recognition

  • Social education worker. Required education is a professional bachelor’s degree
  • Independent school teacher. Required education is a professional bachelor’s degree 
  •  Subject teacher at a vocational upper secondary education. Required education is a professional bachelor’s degree and Danish official recognition.
  • Information and communication technology 
  •  IT architect enter required education is at least 3 years of IT education at the bachelor’s level 
  •  IT projects leader 

Required education is at least 3 years education at university or business school level

  • Programmer and system developer 

Required education is at least 3 years of IT education at the bachelor’s level. 

  • System administrator 

  Required education is at least 3 years of IT education at a bachelor’s level

  • IT Engineer 

  Required education is at least 3 years of IT education at a bachelor’s level

  • IT consultant 

  Required education is at least 3 years of IT education at a bachelor’s level 

  • Technician work in science, engineering and shipping and aviation
  • Architecture technology and construction manager

Required education is a professional bachelor’s degree.

  • Economics, administration and sales
  • Accounting controller

The required education is at least 3 years of education at the bachelor’s level

  • Financial analyst

It requires you to have at least 3 years of education at the bachelor’s level

  • Auditor

The required education is a master’s degree.

Positive List Jobs For Skilled Work

  • Personal services workers
  • Chef
  • Market-oriented skilled agricultural and nursery workers
  • Landscape gardeners
  • Electrical and electronic trades workers
  • Electrician
  • Operator work at stationery plants and machines
  • Science and engineering associate professionals
  • Machine constructor
  • Geotechnician
  • Foreman 
  •  Laboratory Assistant
  • Plumber
  • Legal, social, cultural and related associate professionals
  • Head chef
  • Parish clerk
  • Office and customer service clerks
  • Sales workers excluding agent workers
  • Metal, machinery and related trades workers
  • Crane mechanic, agriculture and industrial machines
  • Industrial technician
  • Welder
  • Agricultural machinery mechanic
  • CNC operator
  • Sheet metal worker
  • Mechanic, passenger cars and vans
  • Blacksmith
  • Food processing, wood making, garments and other crafts and related trades workers
  • Cabinet maker
  • Personal care workers 
  • Social and healthcare assistant and it requires a Danish authorisation 
  • Numerical and material recording clerks 
  •  Bookkeeping and accounting clerk 
  •  Payroll bookkeeper 
  •  Bookkeeper 
  •  Business and administration associates professionals 
  •  Legal Secretary 
  •  property manager
  • Shipping agent 
  •  Logistic employee, sales and purchasing
  • Medical Secretary
  • Import and export employee
  • Sales Consultant
  • Sales and account manager
  •  general and secretary clerks
  • Office Assistant 
  •  lead office clerk
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Requirements To Be Able To Apply For Jobs On The Positive List 

  • You must have gotten a job with a company where they start in Denmark to be able to apply for your residence permit 
  •  You must submit an application for a residence permit on the basis of work
  • Your level of education must be a match for the job education requirements on the list 
  • You must pay the processing fee of DKK 4,405 
  • You must submit documents. Documents like receipt of your payments, copy of all pages of your passport including all empty pages and the front and back cover of your passports, your job offer or employment contracts, educational documents, authorisation document,

Benefits Of Having A Danish Work Permit 

  • Your family is allowed to join you and can live work and study.
  • The permit allows you to stay in the Schengen zone for up to 90 days within 180 days period although you cannot work in other Schengen countries. Click here to read more about the Schengen Zone.

 

Other Important Information To Note About The Positive List

  • The duration of the work permit is 4 years 
  •  If you lose your job before your permit expires through no fault of yours, you will need to apply for an extra 6 months’ residence permit to be able to search for another job and you must apply for a job seeking permits no later than 2 days after you lose your job
  • You can’t work while you have a job-seeking permit instead you will need to apply for a new residence and work permit. You can start working after you have submitted your new application even though your permit hasn’t been granted yet 

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