Internet access is available free of charge in Finland, for example at local authority libraries. Although most of the material on Finnish websites is in the Finnish language, the following links to English materials were current at the time of printing this brochure. Some of these links are not direct, and you will have to click on a link to reach the English language materials.
Bank. The pages of Info Bank contain important basic information for immigrants on the functioning of society and opportunities in Finland. The links take you to information on the services of authorities and
- Public services in Finland.
- Ministry of
Employment and the Economy.
Employment offices and their services, work permit policy and practice, general migration information, office of the Ombudsman for Minorities.
- Labour Protection
Administration. Addresses of local labour protection offices in Finland. This site is
in Finnish only.
The principal immigration authority in Finland. Guidance for applicants, legislation, immigration statistics and useful links.
- Police. Addresses of local police stations, details of police services.
- Finnish National Tax Administration.
For details of income and other taxation in Finland, including a handy calculator for reckoning personal income tax
- Social Insurance Institution.
Details of social welfare benefits and conditions of eligibility.
- Finnish Centre for Pensions.
Details of Finnish pension schemes.
- The Finnish Pension Alliance TELA
- Ministry of Trade and Industry.
For information on the rights and duties of the self-employed.
- For information on educational opportunities in Finland www.oph.fi and www.opintoluotsi.fi
- For information on Finnish and
Swedish language courses
- Acceptance of foreign degrees in Finland
- Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions
SAK. A confederation of 24 trade unions with over one million members. For current affairs in English try the link to Trade Union News from Finland.
- Finnish Confederation of Salaried Employees
STTK. A confederation of 21 trade unions with nearly 650,000 members.
- Confederation of Unions for Academic Professionals in Finland
AKAVA. A confederation of 31 trade unions with over 400,000 members.
Confederation of Finnish Industries EK. It
represents the entire private sector, both
industry and services, and companies of all
sizes. EK covers 43 different branch
federations with a membership of 15.000
companies in all, which employ about 900 000
- European Parliament review of Finnish social policy
- The Embassy of Finland in Tallinn
- EU Information Centre.
- The Confederation of Estonian Trade Unions EAKL
- Estonian Employees' Union's Confederation TALO