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Promotion of integration in figures

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Immigration of foreign citizens in 2022

•    A total of 42,470 foreign citizens moved to Finland (Statistics Finland). 
•    Work was the most common reason for the first residence permit (Finnish Immigration Service).

Quota refugees and asylum seekers granted residence permits in 2022

  • Municipalities offered places to 2,109 refugees.
  • A total of 1,098 quota refugees were placed in municipalities.
  • 1,992 asylum seekers who had been granted a residence permit moved to municipalities from reception centres.
  • In all, 45,358 residence permits were granted on the basis of temporary protection.

Welcome to Finland guide

  • Distributed to everyone moving to Finland
  • The guide is available in 12 languages and the brochure in 15 languages.

  • Information for those planning to move to Finland or already living here.
  • 12 different language versions.
  • 5.5 million page views (between August 2022 when the updated website was launched and September 2023).
  • Most popular content:
    • Work in Finlan
    • Finnish education system.

Multilingual guidance and counselling services in municipalities in 2021

  • In 35 locations
  • 41,328 contacts by individual customers
  • 59% of customers were men, 41% women. 

Centres of expertise for immigrants in 2021

  • In 7 cities
  • Total of 5,716 new customers 
  • 68% of the customers transferred from the centres to education, work or work trial (January 2020–July 2021).

Integration plans by employment services in 2022

  • Employment services prepared 13,106 first integration plans for jobseekers.

Immigrants in education in 2022

  • On average 5,814 integration students in labour market training each month
  • 6,274 integration students in self-motivated studies

Cost of integration training in 2022

  • Total of EUR 47,868,278.62 was spent on labour market training.
  • Average cost of integration training was EUR 7,454 per customer/year.

More information:
Welcome to Finland guide
Municipal guidance and counselling services
Integration plans