Recruit from abroad
Foreign employees do not need to visit a tax office because of a tax card or a tax number
This year, a foreign employee working in Finland for the first time may, by way of exception, receive a tax card without visiting a tax office in person due to the coronavirus situation. The Tax Administration provides the employee with a tax number and a tax card based on information submitted in a form by the customer.
The procedure is valid until September 30th 2021.
Labor from abroad
If the employer has not found a suitable employee in Finland, they can search for labour abroad. The employer can also utilise a labour market area larger than Finland in larger-scale recruitments. However, keep in mind that hiring a foreign employee may require a permit.
The employer may also hire a foreign trainee for the company.
Hiring an employee from Europe
Hiring an employee from outside EU/EEA countries
Experts at TE Offices and employer services can also advice you in matters related to the recruitment of workers in countries outside Europe.
The employment of non-EU, EEA and Swiss nationals in Finland usually requires an employee's residence permit. In addition, employment usually requires a valid residence permit even if the employee's residence permit is not required.
The same terms of employment and occupational safety requirements apply to foreign and Finnish workers.