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Information about Finland

How to find more information about living in Finland? Take a look at our list!

The links below will help you find the most important information that you may need while staying in Finland. 

Authorities and national offices

Kela, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland, provides social security coverage for Finnish residents and many Finns living abroad through the different stages of their lives. Among the social security benefits offered by Kela are family benefits, health insurance, rehabilitation, basic unemployment security, basic social assistance, housing benefits, financial aid for students, disability benefits and basic pensions. Read more

Vero is the Finnish Tax Administration. MyTax is the Tax Administration’s e-service for most of your tax matters.

Digital and population data services agency (previously Maistraatti or Magistrate's Office) will help you with registration to the Finnish Population System, getting life certificates and so forth. The service locations are listed here.

Finnish Immigration Service Migri provides information on residence permits and staying in Finland. Take care of the required permits and legal documents before applying for jobs in Finland. 

TEM (The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment) provides information on the Finnish work life. You will find latest news and information on, for example, how Finnish labour legislation is applied in different situations at work.

TE Services is a state agency which provides services for example for those who become unemployed or temporarily laid off. They also provide information for jobseekers and entrepreneurs. 

KOKO-kassa or The Unemploymend Fund for Highly Educated KOKO is an unemployment fund. You can join the KOKO fund if you have a salaried job. The KOKO fund membership fee is included in the full TEK membership fee. KOKO pays out earnings-related allowance for unemployment, temporary lay-off or labour market measures and alternation compensation for the duration of alternation leave to its members. Read more

Information on moving to and living in Finland

Welcome Guide is a guide to help you when moving to Finland. It gives you information about living and working in Finland, explains how Finnish authorities work and gives basic information about Finnish culture and society. Download the guide here (page in Finnish).

Work in Finland guide advises employees on the different stages of coming to Finland. In the guide, you can find the official matters related to moving to Finland in clear to-do lists: residence permits, necessary documents and registrations. There's also comprehensive information about applying for jobs and the Finnish working life as well as living in Finland. is a website that gathers information on living in Finland, its society and culture as well as practical tips in 12 different languages.

International House Helsinki provides a wide range of information and public authority services to meet the needs of international newcomers in the Helsinki metropolitan area. They also offer free advisory and counselling services to employers on issues related to international workforce. 

Migration Info Centre Mainio's services are available for all immigrants in Tampere region who wish to seek information and advice in their own language in different topics of everyday life. At the Info Centre, the customer can ask anything about living, working and studying in Tampere.

Expanding a business to Finland guide is intended for companies to assess the overall picture of expanding your business to Finland. The goal of the guide is to give the company information about the obligations related to business operations and hiring employees already at the tender stage. With the help of the guide, the company can estimate the costs of business operations even before entering Finland.

Finnish employment market

Töissä.fi provides statistical information about jobs, professions, incomes and more. The site also has hundreds of stories written by professionals in many different fields, that give students idea about the working life: what kind of skills are needed, what kind of tasks typical workday is made of, how to apply for jobs etc.  

Ammattibarometri (Occupational Barometer) tracks the labour market and shortage/surplus occupations. The barometer is the view of the TE offices about the development prospects in key occupations in the near future. 

Read more on where to look for a job in Finland

Work and business related media in Finland (in English)

Yle News

Helsinki Times

Daily Finland

Work and business related media (in Finnish)





Tekniikka & Talous

Additional information

Poliisi is the Finnish police. The national police helpline provides general advice on non-urgent matters regarding passports, identity cards, licensing matters, appointment bookings and electronic services. Advice is also provided on matters related to automatic traffic surveillance as well as traffic, crime reports and lost property. When you need urgent police assistance, call the emergency number 112.

The Finnish legislation is available at Some of the content is also available in English. 

Health care in Finland. You are entitled to use public health services in Finland if you have a municipality of residence (kotikunta) in Finland. Read more