Looking for work
If you are unemployed, you can find job advertisements and advice on how to apply for jobs on Nav.no. On the same website, you can register your CV and information that might be relevant for employers looking for new employees.
When you have registered yourself as a job seeker with NAV, your need for assistance will be assessed to help you get a job as quickly as possible.
You can find more information about what to do if you find yourself unemployed on Nav.no
Starting your own business?
You can get financial support and advice from Innovation Norway to start your own business.
Unemployment benefit is partly a compensation for lost income. In order to qualify for unemployment benefit, your working hours must have been reduced and you must have had a minimum income. You must also be an active job seeker and live in Norway.
Citizens from EEA countries who have had a Norwegian employment contract may apply for Norwegian unemployment benefit.
Employment status report
As a job seeker, you must submit an employment status report every 14 days to NAV. The report describes what you have done the past 14 days to find work. The status report can be submitted electronically via Nav.no.
You can find information about your rights as a worker on the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority’s website.
Financial assistance (social assistance)
If you do not qualify for unemployment benefit, you may apply for financial assistance by contacting your local NAV office. The assistance is intended to secure people an income on a temporary basis, so they may be financially independent. You may also be entitled to housing allowance.