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Moving to Sweden as an Orthodontist

EU diploma, Non-EU citizen

Lev19
post 9.Jan.2019, 01:14 PM
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Hello to all,

A bit of background: My name is Lava (pronounced as Leva) and I have finished my studies in Orthodontics ("specialisttandläkare ortodonti" in Swedish). I have gotten both my dentistry and orthodontics degree from an EU country (Romania, city of Cluj-Napoca). However, my citizenship is Canadian.
I would like to know if anyone can help me with the following questions:

1. How is the orthodontic job market in Sweden? I know they look for dentists, but is it the same type of demand for specializations?

2. As I am a non-EU citizen, I have to apply for an EU blue card (instead of a work visa). Do employers usually do the steps in order to hire a non-EU? Would they go through the headache?

3.I have to put my papers through Socialstyrelsen for equivalency. They require a C1 certificate in Swedish as part of the requirement for registration. Can I put the papers in, and then provide the language skills once I am in Sweden? I have started learning the language; however, it will take a while to reach C1, and then to apply, and then wait for the response. Unfortunately, I also can't apply for an EU blue card unless I have a job offer, which I am assuming requires my equivalency papers.

4. Do you know of any recruitment companies? (besides Medicarrera; they don't have jobs for orthodontists)

5. Which place should I start to work? I don't mind going to a more remote place, if that means that I will have more chances of job offers.

6. What is the minimum salary of an orthodontist and how many hours a day do they work?

Thank you in advance for your time in reading this and replying to it.

Sincerely,

Lava G.



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Bsmith
post 9.Jan.2019, 01:55 PM
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No offense, but I would have thought that you would have researched this before you went to the trouble of obtaining a degree. Doesn't your university help you with job placement?
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skogsbo
post 9.Jan.2019, 03:26 PM
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Think... What are the chances of a non Romanian speaking getting a dentist's job in Romania. Now apply that to Sweden.

At best if you get basic Swedish before arriving , you might get taken on as an assistant part time while you study Swedish for a couple of years.
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Lev19
post 9.Jan.2019, 03:45 PM
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Hello,
Thanks for both of your replies so far.

Just to clarify:

I have researched, hence coming up with these questions to ask on this forum. My diploma is accepted all over the EU and EEA. As a non-EU however, I need to get a work visa/EU blue card. The questions reflect this research.

Also, I am not able to work in Romania (even though I know Romanian) because of a law regarding non-EU. In Sweden it is different/ easier for non-EU citizens: EU blue card and recognition of the diploma.

I know I need Swedish and I am learning. I would like some information regarding the questions I asked (specific or general answers). If any of the questions are unclear, I will be more than happy to explain what I mean.

Thank you again.
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skogsbo
post 9.Jan.2019, 05:01 PM
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A big factor will be if you are Romanian or Canadian?

Have you the contact the professional bodies in sweden related to dentistry? You'll get more job specific answers from them.
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Svedallas
post 9.Jan.2019, 06:46 PM
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QUOTE (Lev19 @ 9.Jan.2019, 03:45 PM) *
Hello, Thanks for both of your replies so far. Just to clarify:I have researched, hence coming up with these questions to ask on this forum. My diploma is accepted all over th ... (show full quote)


Why Sweden? See the many fools who have failed and returned.
Sweden is not for anyone. Only move if your wife/husband is a Swede. Period.

Go to the UK.

You would have to get shit jobs for minimum 5/6 years whilst you try and get business Swedish.
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Bsmith
post 9.Jan.2019, 11:10 PM
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I agree with Svedvallas on this one.
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Saywhatwhat
post 9.Jan.2019, 11:30 PM
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Is your degree valid in Canada? Why not stay there if you are a citizen. Will save you a big headache.

Why Sweden?
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wallace1837
post 10.Jan.2019, 01:44 AM
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Would you move to Germany in 1935? The same answer should be used to Sweden in 2019.

The Uncomfortable Truth About Swedish Anti-Semitism

Caught between jihadists and neo-Nazis, Swedish Jews fear for their future

Swedish Jewish group shuts down after Nazi threats

Antisemitism in Sweden
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wallace1837
post 10.Jan.2019, 04:56 AM
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https://annikahernroth.com/category/articles/sweden/
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Lev19
post 12.Jan.2019, 02:49 PM
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Hello all,

Thank you so much for all your replies. It would be difficult for me to move back to Canada, as it requires a lot of money for the equivalency. I chose Sweden because I had Swedish colleagues, have been there a few times and generally liked the country. But visiting is different than living there and being a part of the society.

Thank you all for being honest with your replies and taking the time to give your opinions.
Appreciate it truly.

Much love,

Lev19
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nativeswedishengineer
post 12.Jan.2019, 05:54 PM
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QUOTE (Lev19 @ 12.Jan.2019, 02:49 PM) *
Hello all, Thank you so much for all your replies. It would be difficult for me to move back to Canada, as it requires a lot of money for the equivalency. I chose Sweden becau ... (show full quote)


Wallace has some kind of weird sour grapes relationship with Sweden. He hates it with a passion, and spares no expense digging up every single negative thing he can find, no matter how miniscule.
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wallace1837
post 12.Jan.2019, 07:33 PM
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QUOTE (nativeswedishengineer @ 12.Jan.2019, 05:54 PM) *
Wallace has some kind of weird sour grapes relationship with Sweden. He hates it with a passion, and spares no expense digging up every single negative thing he can find, no matter how miniscule.

You can undermine the discrimination and criminal action taken against minority in Sweden all you want. The facts remain the facts. Discrimination is not minuscule... Read the links.
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Svedallas
post 12.Jan.2019, 11:20 PM
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QUOTE (nativeswedishengineer @ 12.Jan.2019, 05:54 PM) *
Wallace has some kind of weird sour grapes relationship with Sweden. He hates it with a passion, and spares no expense digging up every single negative thing he can find, no matter how miniscule.


+1
As stated.
Wallace is one of those who failed, and is miserable...
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wallace1837
post 13.Jan.2019, 01:16 AM
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QUOTE (Svedallas @ 13.Jan.2019, 12:20 AM) *
+1. As stated.. Wallace is one of those who failed, and is miserable...

+1 for personal attack
-1 for facts checking
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