Gällivare

Gällivare lies 100 km north of the Arctic Circle. Around 18,000 persons live in the municipality, and are close to work, services and nature. There is a hospital here, well-established childcare, good schools, lots of associations and a varied range of cultural events on offer. In addition to a differentiated business sector, mineral extraction has been the primary industry for decades. The country’s greatest societal transformation of its kind is in progress here. 250,000 square metres of new housing, municipal facilities and commercial premises will be built over the next 20 years.

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View over Gällivare in summer

Housing

There is a great lack of housing in Gällivare. There are the following housing companies: Topbostäder, HSB, Riksbyggen, Hemåt Fastigheter, LKAB Fastigheter and Focusfastigheter. Once you have received a permanent residence permit, you should joint the housing companies’ housing queues straight away.

Language groups in the locality

In Gällivare, Swedish, Sami, Tornedalian and Finnish are spoken. Some of the largest languages among new arrivals are Dari, Persian, Somali, Tigrinya, Amharic, English, Russian and Thai.

People celebrating midsummer's eve

Associations and organisations

Gällivare has many and active associations, offering a large range of leisure activities, such as sports, music, theatre, arts, dance, cultural and political associations. There are several churches in Gällivare: Church of Sweden, West Laestadian Prayer House, Pentecostal Church, Salvation Army, Jehova’s Witnesses, Mission Covenant Church of Sweden and New Life. The nearest Muslim congregation is in Luleå.

Being active in an association is fun, and you get to know new people with the same interest. Many associations also have activities for children and young persons. If you want help to find the association/church that suits you in particular, please contact the integration coordinator via telephone or email integration@gallivare.se.

View over Gällivare in the winter

What is available in the immediate area

Gällevare centre has shops, the Swedish Migration Board, social insurance office, employment service, tax office, an indoor swimming pool and library. There are also shops around 1 km north of Gällivare (ICA, Coop and others), and a bus departs from Gällivare centre.

People having a coffee at a café

Childcare

Childcare is available in Gällivare. You can apply for a nursery school place for you child if you are working, studying, on parental leave or are actively seeking work. More information about nursery schools and how to apply is available on the municipality’s website. If you want help with applying for a nursery school place, please contact the integration coordinator via telephone or email integration@gallivare.se.

Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

Gällivare municipality has several comprehensive schools for years 1-9. The upper secondary school invests in new technology, and all pupils and teachers have their own portable computer for use in the school work. All pupils are also entitled to read the courses needed to qualify them for further education.

Education opportunities

Adult education, Swedish for Immigrants and a neighbourhood college, as well as social orientation for new arrivals, is available in Malmberget, around 5 km north of Gällivare.

Health and medical care

Gällivare has a hospital, medical centre, ante-natal clinic, youth clinic, child healthcare clinic, emergency room and dental clinic.

Public transport

Gällivare is connected via plane, traine and bus. The flight time to Stockholm is around 2.5 hours. Trains to Luleå take 2.5 hours and trains to Kiruna 1 hour. There are daily bus connections between Gällivare centre and Malmberget.

Aeroplane on the ground surrounded by people

Work and entrepreneurship

Major employers in Gällivare are Gällivare municipality, LKAB, Boliden and Norrbotten county council. Gällivare has many small companies within technology, mining industry and services.

Vacant jobs

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

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Job headingProfession
Områdesförvaltare Områdesförvaltare
Undersköterskor till Enen Undersköterska, hemtjänst och äldreboende
Grundskollärare till Mariaskolan Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 1-3
Grundskollärare till Mariaskolan Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 1-3
Grundskollärare till Mariaskolan Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 4-6
Elevassistent till Grundsärskolan Elevassistent
Lärare till Mellanstadiet Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 4-6
Distriksköterska / Barnsjuksköterska till Barnhälsovården Barnsjuksköterska
Iris Hadar söker pedagogiskt stöd till Gällivare Pedagogassistent
Lastmaskinsförare för lastning av järnmalm i Malmbergets underjordsgruva Lastmaskinförare
Serviceman verkservice SMA Saneringsarbetare
Administrativ assistent till Psykiatrin Gällivare Läkarsekreterare/Vårdadmin/Medicinsk sekreterare
Utbildnings - och kompetenssamordnare Utbildningshandläggare
Djursjukskötare till Distriktsveterinärerna i Gällivare Djursjukskötare
Undersköterska till Hedgården Undersköterska, hemtjänst och äldreboende
Butiksbiträde Butikssäljare, fackhandel
Arbetsledare Svetshallen till underhållsavdelningen Arbetsledare, maskintillv.-verkstadsprodukter
Butikssäljare Butikssäljare, fackhandel
Enhetschef till Barnmedicin , Barnkliniken Gällivare - Kiruna Enhetschef, hälso- och sjukvård
Undersköterskor till Forsgläntan Nord Undersköterska, hemtjänst och äldreboende

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Gällivare

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

ca 18 300

Size by area

16 000 km2

Distance to larger towns

Kiruna 100 km

Luleå 250 km

Stockholm 1200 km

Municipality’s website

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