International Migration 2006-2007 SOPEMI-report for Norway
SOPEMI report for Norway: Noreg sender kvart år ein rapport til OECD - Organisasjonen for økonomisk samarbeid og utvikling. Rapporten, International Migration 2006-2007, er eit bidrag til OECD sitt felles rapporteringssystem for migrasjonsutviklinga. A proposal for a new immigration act was submitted to the Norwegian parliament in June 2007. The main objective of the new act is to modernise the current legislation. In particular the intention is to clarify aspects of immigration legislation and the restrictions posed by international legal obligations. In 2006 labour immigration was the major reason for immigration from nonNordic countries to Norway, as much as 40 per cent. This was the first time during the period 1990 – 2006 that labour immigration was the major entry category. Furthermore, the number of registered non-Nordic immigrants in 2006 reached the ground breaking figure of 29 500. One third of the immigrants came from new EU member states, mainly from Poland.
Arbeids- og inkluderingsdepartementet
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