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Initial assessment for immigrants

  • Service
  • Nationwide except the Åland Islands
  • Public service

An initial assessment is an interview to find out about your study and work experience and other circumstances affecting your integration and employment.  If necessary, it may also include more specific measures, such as testing language, reading and writing skills. An initial assessment aims to determine the services that best promote your integration and employment as well as the need for an integration plan. Your initial assessment will be conducted within two months after you have been registered as a job seeker or after you have requested an initial assessment.

Do the following

  1. Register as a job seeker.
  2. Once you have registered as a job seeker, you will be contacted by phone, text message, email or letter.
  3. The initial assessment will be conducted at the TE Office or remotely. Please note that if you do not participate in the agreed initial assessment, it may affect your unemployment benefits.

To whom and on what terms

The TE Office will assess whether an initial assessment should be prepared for you.

The preparation of the initial assessment of the TE Office requires that you have registered as a job seeker with the TE Office. The assessment requires that you have a valid residence permit in Finland, or, alternatively, that your right of residence is registered or you have been issued a residence card. You can ask the TE Office to find out if an initial assessment can be prepared for you.

You will be transferred to your home municipality if you are a customer of the local government pilot. If you are a customer of the local government pilot, your home municipality is responsible for conducting the initial assessment.

The service is free of charge.

Basic information

The service is provided byTE Office
Other responsible organisationsVarsinais-Suomi TE Office, Pirkanmaa TE Office, Pohjois-Karjala TE Office, Etelä-Savo TE Office, Kaakkois-Suomi TE Office, Pohjanmaa TE Office, Kainuu TE Office, Pohjois-Pohjanmaa TE Office, Etelä-Pohjanmaa TE Office, Häme TE Office, Keski-Suomi TE Office, Uusimaa TE Office, Pohjois-Savo TE Office, Satakunta TE Office, Lapland TE Office
Responsible for the serviceTE Office
Area Whole Finland (except Åland)
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: TE Office
Updated: 2/5/2022