The government of Norway has updated the minimum salary requirements for non-EU work permit holders with higher education degrees.

Key Points:

  • Non-EU work permit holders with a higher education degree must be paid:
    • 407,900 Norwegian kroner annually for positions that require a bachelor’s degree.
    • 439,900 NOK annually for positions that require a master’s degree.

Additional Information: Employers must pay the collective wage rate to foreign nationals who are not from the EU and work in an industry where a collective agreement exists.

BAL Analysis: Employers must meet the new threshold as of Jan. 1. BAL will continue to monitor salary requirements and will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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