In Bjurholm, the municipality is the largest landlord. The municipality has just over 170 flats. There are few private landlords.
Language groups in the locality
There are many who speak a language other than Swedish. There are 32 different nationalities in Bjurholm. The largest refugee languages are Arabic, Tigrinya and Somali.
Associations and organisations
Bjurholm has a number of churches, among them the Church of Sweden, the Pentecostal Church and the Swedish Evangelical Mission.
What is available in the immediate area
Here you can find shops, library, employment service, second-hand shops, cafés, gym, bank, study association, pharmacy and a swimming pool.
Bjurholm has short waiting lists for nursery school places, so you child can quickly get a place.
Comprehensive and upper secondary schools
Castorskolan is the municipality’s school for pre-school to year 9, and is located in central Bjurholm close to the library and swimming pool.
There is Swedish for Immigrants (SfI) for levels A-D, and this is carried out daily Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 15.30. There are good communications in the municipality for practical sessions. All other education is done elsewhere. In the same house where the SfI teaching is done, there is also the municipality’s refugee coordinator.
Health and medical care
Bjurholm’s medical centre has both doctors and dentists. Read more on Västerbotten county council’s website.
There are opportunities to get help from an interpreter for contacts with public authorities. Many public authorities today publish lots of information in several languages.
Bjurholm is located 60 km from Umeå, and the bus takes about one hour. Tabussen.nu is a portal for public transport in Västerbotten. Umeå airport is around 65 km away. It takes one hour to fly from Umeå to Stockholm.
Work and entrepreneurship
Bjurholm municipality is the largest employer, and within the private sector Nyåkers Pepparkakor is the largest. Many commute for work to Umeå. You can search for employers in the municipalities of Vännäs and Umeå.