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Work in Finland international recruitment advice service for employers

  • Service
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

The Work in Finland employer advice for international recruitment is a national and centralised service that provides employers with general advice on international recruitment and work-based immigration.

Experts in the service help employers operating in Finland at all stages of international recruitment, such as the recruitment of international experts, pay and permit processes and settling in.

We advice on matters related to the Finnish Immigration Service, the Tax Administration, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, TE Offices, Business Finland, the Digital and Population Data Services Agency, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland Kela, the Finnish National Board of Education and, if necessary, we will help you identify the right authority.

The service is free of charge, except for calls that are priced according to the caller’s subscription.

The service languages are Finnish and English. From October 2022, the service will also be available in Swedish.

You can contact the employer advisory services at a low threshold when planning international recruitment and needing help in understanding the overall picture of the international recruitment process and identifying the necessary measures.

Our goal is to provide value by personally assisting you with the international recruitment process and by providing up-to-date and customer-oriented advice on your international recruitment issues. We will also help you understand the phases and responsibilities of the overall processes of international recruitment.

You can ask the following from the employer advisory services:

  • What should I take into account when hiring a foreign employee?
  • In which phase of the international recruitment process should the possible identification of professional qualifications be taken into account?
  • When does an international expert need a visa, residence permit or registration of an EU citizen’s right of residence?
  • Where can I get help in finding and recruiting experts?
  • How can I streamline the early stages of the entry of an employee moving to Finland?

The service is part of the new Work in Finland package that crosses organisational boundaries and is led by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

Do the following

You can also reach the advisors by email at

To whom and on what terms

The service is available to private, public and third sector employers regardless of their sector. We help both employers starting international recruitment and employers who have gained experience in international recruitment.

The service is free of charge.

Basic information

The service is provided byTE Office
Responsible for the serviceTE Office
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesEnglish, Finnish
Text edited by: TE Office
Updated: 24/8/2022