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Initial assessment for immigrants

  • Service
  • Nationwide except the Åland Islands
  • Public service

The TE Office will prepare an initial assessment for you after you have registered as a job seeker.

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, over the telephone 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

For the TE Office to prepare an initial assessment, you have to be registered as a job-seeker with the TE Office. If you have lived in Finland for over 3 years, you can ask the TE Office to determine whether they can draw up an initial assessment for you.

The service is free of charge.

Basic information

The service is provided byTE Office
Other responsible organisationsEtelä-Savo TE Office, Kaakkois-Suomi TE Office, Pohjanmaa TE Office, Varsinais-Suomi TE Office, Pirkanmaa TE Office, Pohjois-Karjala TE Office, Kainuu TE Office, Pohjois-Pohjanmaa TE Office, Etelä-Pohjanmaa TE Office, Pohjois-Savo TE Office, Satakunta TE Office, Lapland TE Office, Häme TE Office, Keski-Suomi TE Office, Uusimaa TE Office
Responsible for the serviceTE Office
Area Whole Finland (except Åland)
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: TE Office
Updated: 12/19/2019