Integration training for immigrants
- Nationwide except the Åland Islands
- Public service
The aim of integration training is to help you acquire sufficient
- cultural and
- life management skills.
This will enable you independently to carry out daily routines such as shopping and dealing with authorities, to enter employment or take up skills development training or professional studies.
Integration training involves studying Finnish or Swedish. The training may also include the identification of your previous competence or recognition of your qualification. The aim of language learning is that your Finnish or Swedish language skills are at level B1.1.
The work experience periods provide you with experience of the Finnish world of work. You can also gain permits or passes needed for different tasks, such as an occupational safety card or hygiene passport.
The aim of the TE Office’s reading and writing skills courses (ABC course / LUKI course) is that you acquire basic Finnish or Swedish language reading and writing skills so that you can later move on to, for example, integration training courses.
Do the following
You can find integration training in the TE Services’ Current labour market trainings online service.
If you are wondering whether you can participate in integration training, please contact the TE Office or local government pilot.
To whom and on what terms
The TE Office or local government pilot will guide you to integration training if you are
- an immigrant and have lived in Finland for less than three years,
- at least 17 years old and
- unemployed job seeker or becoming unemployed.
The training must also correspond to your study skills and abilities and support your integration and employment goals.
The TE Office or local government pilot may advise you to take a language level test first before you are directed to integration training. Even though you may not speak Finnish or Swedish yet, the level test will assess what kind of integration training is best for you.
The service is free of charge.