The introduction programme
When you get settled in a municipality with help from the Norwegian authorities, you have both rights and obligations. If you are between the age of 18 and 55, you may participate in an introduction programme. The introduction programme is a training programme intended to prepare you for participation in Norwegian working life and the Norwegian language. The programme will correspond to an average working week. You will receive money while participating in the introduction programme, referred to as “introduction benefits”. You must pay tax on the money you receive as everyone else who works.