Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions
- How do I find a job in Finland?
- What should I do if I want to become an entrepreneur in Finland?
- What permits do I need to live and work in Finland?
- How do I know if my qualification is eligible in Finland?
- What should I remember when I move to Finland?
- What is my municipality of residence?
- What is the wage level in Finland like?
- What should I take into account in my taxation?
- Where can I study Finnish or Swedish?
You will find currently Avoimet työpaikat (Vacancies) online at TE-palvelut.fi. You can also directly contact companies as many jobs are so-called hidden jobs that are not advertised publicly.
- Avoimet työpaikat (all places in Finnish)
- Avoimet työpaikat (places in English)
- Other employment service websites
Starting a business involves, among other things, permit and registration matters and measures related to taxation and insurances. You can find information on entrepreneurship and starting a business on
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If you are a non-EU/EEA national, you need an employee's residence permit or other residence permit entitling you to gainful employment. If you are an EU/EEA national, you must register your right of residence with the Finnish Immigration Service.
The citizens of all countries must submit a registration notification and a notification of move at their local register office if their stay in Finland will last at least one year. Please take into consideration that some professions require a recognition of qualifications decision.
See the following pages for further information
Some professions are regulated in Finland, which means that a certain educational qualification or certain studies as qualifications requirements have been specified by law. In these professions, you will need a decision on the recognition of your foreign qualification. The Finnish National Board of Education makes decisions on the recognition of foreign qualifications in Finland, and it has published a list of regulated professions
- Recognition and international comparability of qualifications (oph.fi)
- Find out is your qualification eligible in Finland
Moving involves permit and registration matters, moving your belongings, finding accommodation and making other practical arrangements. It is worth finding out which authority you should contact in different situations
Remember to take matters related to the legalisation of documents into consideration. Information on the official legalisation of documents is available in
You will be able to find the contact details of licensed or authorised translators in Finland through the following link
For ideas for checklists, see
Your municipality of residence is the municipality you permanently reside in. Remember to register at your local register office in order to be given a municipality of residence. See municipality and the nearest register office
- Associations of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities (kunnat.net)
- Local Register Offices (maistraatti.fi)
Statistics Finland provides information about the wages in Finland:
Find out about taxation in Finland:
Check has your employer been registered in Finland or some other country and take into account the duration of your employment relationship. Take into account that exceptions may occur due to tax treaties between Finland and other countries.
Contact your local tax office if you have questions concerning your taxation.
You can study Finnish or Swedish independently, on the internet and on courses. For tips on studying, see
- Finnish and Swedish courses
- Tervetuloa töihin! -learning material for foreign employees (elearning.fi)
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