Positive List

positive list features occupations of Denmark that are facing shortage of qualified and skilled professionals currently. Its significance lies in the fact that if the applicant has been offered a position/job in one of these shortage occupations and features the eligible skills, he or she will be granted a visa to work for the offered position/job. Also, the occupation falling under the positive list will fetch him additional scores for his work experience category. However, the qualification he holds must relate to the occupation chosen.

Following is an overview of all occupations that cover the Positive List, as of 1st January 2016.

(ref: nyidanmark.dk )

Engineering

Position Requirement
Mechanical Engineer Professional Bachelor’s Degree
Production Engineer Professional Bachelor’s Degree
Mechanical engineer Professional Bachelor’s degree
Building Engineer Professional Bachelor’s Degree
Environmental Engineer Professional Bachelor’s Degree
Energy engineer Professional Bachelor’s Degree
Electrical Engineer Professional Bachelor’s Degree
IT Engineer Professional Bachelor’s Degree

Medical

Position Requirement
Medical Consultant Master’s degree + Danish authorisation*
Medical Doctor Master’s degree + Danish authorisation*
Hospital doctor Master’s degree + Danish authorisation*
Consultant doctor/chief physician Master’s degree + Danish authorisation*
Dentist Master’s degree + Danish authorisation*

Health, healthcare and personal care

Position Requirement
Surgical nurse Professional Bachelor’s degree + Danish authorisation*
Anesthetic nurse Professional Bachelor’s degree + Danish authorisation*
Nurse Professional Bachelor’s degree + Danish authorisation*
Optician Professional Bachelor’s degree + Danish authorisation*

IT and Telecommunication

Position Requirement
IT architect At least three years’ IT education
Programmer and system developer At least three years’ IT education
IT consultant At least three years’ IT education

Teaching

Position Requirement
Upper secondary school teacher, natural science and physical education Master’s degree + Danish official recognition*

Teaching in elementary schools

Position Requirement
Primary and lower secondary school teacher Professional Bachelor’s degree + Danish official recognition*

Social Work

Position Requirement
Pedagogue Professional Bachelor’s degree
Social pedagogue Professional Bachelor’s degree
Social worker Professional Bachelor’s degree

Other Academic Work

Position Requirement
Pharmacist Master’s degree + Danish official recognition*
Pharmacologist Master’s degree
Auditor Master’s degree
Business controller At least three years’ education at university level or business school level
Financial controller At least three years’ education at university level or business school level
Attorney Danish Bachelor’s and Master’s degree + Danish official recognition*
Legal counselor Master’s degree

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