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In Zurich because of love

Online information events for newcomers in family reunification and binational couples

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 19:00 - 20:30
Migrating because of love: Wishes and reality

Thursday, 5 November 2020, 19:00 - 20:30
Legal aspects of marriage

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 19:00 - 20:30
Stay tuned! Job search and career development
(Please note: This event will be held both in English and German. You can register here directly for the event in english.)

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 19:00 - 20:30
Living as couple or family in expensive Zurich

All information events will be held in German with translation into English and Spanish (Exept for 12 November, also in English with translation into Russian, registration here). 

Please register until four days before each event here (page in German, registration at the bottom of the page)

Attention: All events will be held online only (on zoom). If you have regsitered for an event, you will receive the link to participate online by email. 

More information and online registration (in German)

Caritas Info Event «How to find a job in Zurich»

Are you looking for a job? Do you feel insecure about using a computer and writing an application in German? Do you need assistance creating your job application?

The tour covers various locations and you will gain insight into interesting advice and support offers and learn where to get useful help on your individual questions around the topics job search, application and employment law.

Upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday, 20th October 2020 (Translation in Albanian, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish available)

8.45–11.00 a.m.

Schreibdienst Stadt Zürich
Sozialzentrum Helvetiaplatz
Molkenstr. 5/9
8004 Zurich 
(6th floor)

This event is only for residents of the City of Zurich and free of charge. For information and registration, please contact: or 044 366 68 83

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Caritas Info Event «Learn how to access the job market»

What are the requirements in the Swiss working environment? What are the possibilities and the ways to enter the job market? Where can I get support?

We will visit the career centre Stadt Zürich Laufbahnzentrum, where you will learn more about the Swiss education system and receive information about career entry and possible fields of work. Ask your individual questions regarding training and further education opportunities, search for employment as well as recognition of diplomas.

Upcoming dates:

  • Thursday, 5th of November 2020 (with translation into Albanian, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish)

2 - 4 p.m.

Stadt Zürich Laufbahnzentrum (City of Zurich Careers Centre)
Konradstrasse 58
8005 Zürich

This event is only for residents of the City of Zurich and free of charge. For information and registration, please contact: or 044 366 68 83

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Living and Working in Zurich

Usefull information in English for new residents

Information event on the following subjects:

  • Zurich – who lives here, who are the «Zurichers»?
  • Employment, Job search
  • Living in Zurich, useful things to know for your daily life (taxes, social security, health, public transport, waste disposal etc.)
  • Leisure time activities
  • Learning German

Upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday, 11 November 2020
  • Wednesday, 25 November 2020

The events take place at 7 - 8.30 p.m.

City Hall Zurich
Music Hall (Musiksaal), 3rd floor
Stadthausquai 17
8001 Zurich

or online as live streaming!

This event is designed for newcomers who have been living in the city of Zurich six months or less.

Registration for the information event in the City Hall

Registration for the live streaming

Flyer «Living and working in Zurich»

Free Walk: New in Zurich Tour

An informative and entertaining tour with all you need to know plus insider information about Zurich. Get acquainted with Zurich's culture and life, learn what is important when living in Zurich. Meet and chat with other newcomers, learn about taxes, the political system, recycling, cultural specificities, services offered by the city of Zurich and try some basic words in Swiss German.

Upcoming dates:
Every Sunday at 11am

Meeting point:
Paradeplatz (in front of Credit Suisse)

More information 

Free Walk Switzerland is a not-for-profit association that is offering guided tours on a tip-basis. This tour is supported by the City of Zurich and therefore no tip is expected. 

Course for Women - Daily Life in Zurich

This integration course provides women with an introduction to the cultural and historical aspects, as well as the political system of the city. Practical issues such as community life, insurances, job market, health and school system will also be addressed in order to enable participants to cope with daily life in Zurich more easily. In addition, it is a good opportunity to make new contacts. Child care will be provided.

Course start:
3 march 2021

Wednesdays from 8:45 to 11:15

Registration for the course «Daily Life in Zurich»

Course programme

More courses and events

The Integration Office of Zurich offers courses, information and other events for the city's foreign population in different languages and is planning to extend this offer in the future. All courses and events in English will be published on this website. A overview of all the events in various languages can be found here.

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