Welcome to Bjurholm – Sweden’s smallest municipality and one of the most secure for you and your family. Bjurholm is one of seven collaborating municipalities, where Umeå is the largest. Finding your own flat here is quite simple. Many who choose to settle in Bjurholm work or study in one of the adjacent municipalities.



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, a library, Arbetsförmedlingen, charity shops, cafés, fitness centers, banks, adult educational associations, a pharmacy and a swimming pool. We continuously run projects of different kinds, together with other stakeholders, that focus on integration.


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.

Education opportunities

Sfi (Swedish for immigrants) is part of Komvux since the autumn of 2016, meaning that you can study levels A to D, and then basic Swedish, in the same place. We are working to be able to offer English and maths as well during the autumn. The refugee reception service is in the same building as classes are held, which means that you can easily get help from 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.

Interpreter assistance

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.

Public transport

Bjurholm is located 60 km from Umeå, and the bus takes about one hour. 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

The municipality is the biggest landlord in Bjurholm, with just over 170 flats. There are few private landlords. The municipality has a programme of new housing production starting in 2018.

Vacant jobs

Here you can see jobs that are vacant right now in the municipality and the surrounding area.

Write in any word to filter the list
Job headingProfession
Vik undersköterskor Undersköterska, hemtjänst och äldreboende
Sjuksköterska Sjuksköterska, grundutbildad
Te Crea Care söker sjuksköterskor till Bjurholm Sjuksköterska, grundutbildad
Vik. Skolsköterska Skolsköterska
Husvikarie i Grundskolan Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 7-9
Förskollärare Lärare i förskola/Förskollärare
Vikarier i förskola - fritidsverksamhet Barnskötare
Vikarier i Grundskolan Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 7-9
Avfallsstrateg Handläggare/Utredare, offentlig förvaltning
Tieto i Umeå söker Software - designer Systemutvecklare/Programmerare
Lärare omvårdnad , Viva komvux Lärare i gymnasiet - yrkesämnen
Mjukvaruutvecklare till Tieto Systemutvecklare/Programmerare
Umeå tingsrätt söker domstolshandläggare till mark - och miljödomstolen Domstolssekreterare
Varuhusmedarbetare deltid Butikssäljare, fackhandel
HEMTJÄNSTCHEF Enhetschef, hemtjänst/Områdeschef, hemtjänst
Städledare , First Camp Nydala - Umeå Städare/Lokalvårdare
Lönekonsult , Umeå Löneadministratör
Fysioterapeut till Neurokirurgen / NIVA och Neuromottagningen , Umeå Fysioterapeut/Sjukgymnast
Forskningsingenjör , 75% Idrottsinstruktör/Idrottstränare
Personlig assistent till funktionshinderomsorgen Personlig assistent

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Service map

Here you can see which services are available in the municipality. You can also use the search field in the map to find and mark a location, for example a residential address.

Choose what should be displayed on the map

There may be more jobs avaible

Some job ads lacks an address to the workplace and will not be displayed on the map, but can be found under the tab "Vacant jobs".


Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

2 419

Size by area

1 374 km2

Distance to larger towns

Umeå 60 km

Vännäs 30 km

Municipality’s website

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