With your residence permit, you can occupy a paid job like all Dutch citizens. If you still live in a COA reception center and have a paid job, you must pay COA for part of the money you earn. This way you pay for the costs of the childcare. For information about the level of the personal contribution, you always ask your COA contact person. Below you will find an overview of links with more information about working in the Netherlands:
Beroepen in Beeld (externe link)
Beroepen in Beeld offers information about all practical professions. On this website you will find videos and descriptions of these professions, but also information about the Dutch labour market.
Dress for Success (externe link)
It is important to be well dressed during a job interview. That is why the volunteer organization Dress for Success supports people with a minimum income. Dress for Success can help you to dress well for your job interview and increase your chances of getting a job.
On this website you can look up the professions with which you have a good chance of finding work according to Dutch regions.
Studieperspectief (externe link)
Do you want to know whether you can easily find a job in the Netherlands with your profession? Do you want to know with which study you have the best chances of finding work? On this website you can see the opportunities for employment per education and per region.
Refugee Start Force (externe link)
In the Facebook groups and LinkedIn page of Refugee Start Force, you can easily get in touch with Dutch professionals and volunteers in your area. That way you can build a network and improve your Dutch. You can participate in joint activities and are kept informed of interesting projects and vacancies.
Refugee Talent Hub (externe link)
Refugee Talent Hub is an online platform where refugees are matched with employers. You can upload your CV and make a selection of mentors and trainings.
Do you already have a Dutch HBO diploma or a university degree, and speak Dutch (almost) at level B2? Then you can register with UAF Jobsupport for help with finding a job.
This website is for anyone looking for work in the Netherlands. Through this website you can search for vacancies, apply for a job, and apply for a benefit at the UWV.
Werkwijzer Vluchtelingen (externe link)
On this website you will find a lot of information about working and studying in the Netherlands. You will also find examples of organizations and projects that help permit holders to find work.
Wetten en regels voor werken in Nederland (externe link)
In this section of the Werkwijzer Vluchtenlingen you will find a summary of the rules that apply to refugees and the labour market. You will also find links to information from the Dutch government.