Published 01-01-2020 - Last updated: 10-01-2020

New positive list on 1 January 2020

SIRI has on 1. january 2020 published the new positive list, valid until 30 June 2020. If you apply for residence and work permit according to the positive list, then make sure that your job is on the new list.

The Danish agency for Labour Market and Recruitment has published the new Labour Market Balance. On the basis of this, SIRI has produced the new positive list serving as guideline to occupations with a shortage of highly qualified labour.

You can find the complete positive list valid from 1 January 2020 here.
The following jobs, which have been added on 1. january 2020, were not on the previous positive list in effect from 1 July 2019 until 31 December 2019:

Head of division
Research and development Manager
Farming adviser
Marine engineer
Industrial Designer
Hospital Doctor 
Health and wellness counsellor
Orthopedic Engineer 
Music therapist
Hearing aid consultant
Accounting controller
HR Consultant
Web developer
Civil Economist
Organist, cantor
Medical laboratory technician 


These jobs are from 1 January 2020 no longer on the positive list: 

Finance manager
Chief Accountant
Logistics manager
Marketing manager
Deputy manager, sales
Public relations manager
Area manager
Manufacturing manager
IT manager
Education manager
School principal
Environmental consultant
Environmental engineer
Engineer, design and innovation
Landscape architect
Land surveyor
Clinical dietician 
Lecturer at academy of technology and business
Lecturer at basic social care and healthcare college
Business school teacher
Adult Educational Center teacher
Information technology teacher
Teacher at public primary and lower secondary school
Teacher at independent boarding school for lower secondary school students
Head of preschool class
Education method specialist
Business controller
IT engineer
Legal officer
Pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark
Laboratory dental technician
Construction manager