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Information for you who are an employer

Employers face the occupational diversification of Finland, they can promote the receptiveness of society and influence what employment is like in the future.

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Employment and work-related immigration This section contains information on the world of work, employment and work-related immigration. Its content will be developed during the summer of 2021.
Working life diversity programme The objective of the working life diversity programme under the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment is for companies and organisations to benefit from diversity and improve the opportunities of immigrants to work according to their skills and to progress in their careers.
Partnership programme The integration partnership programme supports the effectiveness of the work promoting integration and social inclusion by bringing together operators and increasing multi-professional and diverse cooperation.
Learning about integration Learning about integration training provides you with comprehensive basic information and skills on immigrant integration. Online training is aimed at novice integration professionals.
Receptiveness of society Immigrant integration is multi-directional from the perspective of societal receptiveness. Integration can be viewed as a dynamic two-way process of mutual adaptation involving all the immigrants and residents of member states. InfoFinland is a multi-lingual website providing important information in one place for those planning to migrate to Finland or already living here. The website also serves the authorities in the dissemination of multi-lingual information.

News for employers

Preparation of an action plan to prevent and combat exploitation begins
13.9.2023 | News item
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment will begin the preparation of an action plan for preventing and combating exploitation. The aim is to tackle abuses in the labour market more effectively. The action plan, which is based on the objectives of the Government Programme, will be prepared by the end of 2023.
Ministry of Employment to prepare legislative amendments on work-based residence permits
8.9.2023 | News item
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment is preparing legislative amendments to clarify the effects of unemployment on valid work-based residence permits. In future, persons with a work-based residence permit will have to leave Finland if their employment relationship ends and no new employment relationship has been concluded within three months.
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment to study the labour market position and employment service use by Ukrainians receiving temporary protection
16.5.2023 | News item
A report commissioned by the Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment will collect information on the employment and future plans of those receiving temporary protection in Finland. The study also aims to find out how TE and integration services should be developed to better promote the employment and integration of beneficiaries of temporary protection. The first step will be to collect data from TE services experts, employers, Ukrainians receiving temporary protection and others, such as organisations. 
Number of unemployed foreign jobseekers on the rise
21.2.2023 | News item
In January, the number of unemployed foreign jobseekers totalled 35,792, which is 14% of all unemployed jobseekers. The number of unemployed foreign jobseekers increased by 16% (4,920 persons) from the previous year.
Amendments to the Aliens Act to ease work-based immigration
16.2.2023 | News item
The amendments to the Aliens Act, which will streamline work-based immigration, will enter into force on 23 February 2023. The amendments will promote the application and decision-making process for work-based residence permits. The reform is part of a broader package that aims to reduce the average processing time of permits to a maximum of one month. The new provisions will increase the automation of the application process and introduce a certification for employers.
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