Immigrants, Migrants, the Pomerania Perspective

Pomerania, due to its unique location has always been a melting pot. Foreigners have always been a part of our community, enriching our culture by bringing in bits of their culture and food. Between 2014-2019 the number of residence permits (of different types) granted increased by almost 2.5 times and continue to grow. The Office for Foreigners reports that 73% of applications for residence submitted in 2019 were related to work opportunities. The growing number of immigrants and migrants has created a need for strategies and solutions to help them legalise and integrate. This is especially true for migrants who are here or are looking at coming to Pomerania because it provides them with a safe haven and socio-economic opportunities.

Cost of living in Pomerania – young family

Do you dream of living by the sea? You are not the only one! Many young families with children see their future here. They are tempted by the vision of weekend walks on the beach and bike trips through Kashubian forests, clean air and countless attractions that Pomerania offers. However, apart from the attractive location, the cost of living in our region is of great importance when deciding to move here.

How much does student life in Pomerania cost?

Before deciding where to study, each student must analyze a number of factors: the level of the university, the availability of interesting specializations, employment prospects, and most of all the cost of living. Tricity is still an exceptionally attractive destination because it combines a rich educational offer with sustainable living costs.

Find out where to rent an apartment in Tricity

Would you like to live in an apartment in one of the newly built housing development? Or maybe a minimalistic studio in Gdynia, a hop away from the sea will make you happy as a clam at high tide? Wondering what will be the safest area for your family to live in? Which districts are the most popular and best rated by their residents? Perhaps you’ve been planning to move to Poland but are not sure which documents are required to sign a contract? If your answer is “yes” to at least one of these questions, read our article about flats in Ticity.

Students’ Societies and Associations in Pomerania

The program of your studies hasn’t been enough and you’re not satisfied with the knowledge you’ve gained in some specific areas? You want to meet interesting people while acquiring new skills, and gaining experience which will allow you to stand out in a competitive job market? Or maybe all you need is support and advice? Let’s take a closer look at a few chosen ones from a long list of students’ societies, organizations, and associations in Tricity and the Pomeranian Voivodeship.

Important Numbers in the Time of Emergency

Regardless of whether you are visiting or living in the region, it is very important for you to know the right emergency numbers. Knowing these numbers could mean the difference between life and death in some cases. The good news is that almost all emergency lines have English speakers Here are the numbers for Pomerania.

Basic Healthcare in Poland

The healthcare system in Poland is based on a public health insurance system which is represented by the National Health Fund (NFZ) and on the private healthcare benefits offered by the employer. The employer registers the new employee with the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) and pays for all necessary costs, for health and social insurances.

Pomerania – Job Hunting in times of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected … well.. everything! Including the job market which has gone through significant changes in the last few months. Even though sectors such as tourism, gastronomy or hotel industry as well as other service have seen a decline, most businesses are operating as before. However, employers are being cautious and adapting their remote working policies. To ensure that business growth does not slow down, almost all companies have moved to 100% online recruitment.

Legalisation of stay and employment of foreigners in Poland – FAQ

Issues related to the legalisation of employment and stay of foreigners in Poland still raise many doubts – both among employers and their foreign employees. In order to make it easier to navigate among statutory regulations, the Invest in Pomerania team in cooperation with specialists from the Pomeranian Voivodeship Office have created a publication containing a list of the most frequently asked questions regarding the procedure of applying for a residence and work permit in Poland.