"Work is a teacher to a worker."
On these pages you will find information on Finnish working culture and on how to look for work, apply for jobs and get support if you become unemployed. The pages also contain information on different professions, different forms of work, how to set up a business, job vacancies, trade unions, taxes, pensions and occupational health care.
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Information on the rules of working life in Finland from the Finnwork webpages (Finnwork-sivuilla tietoa työelämän säännöistä Suomessa)
The Ministry of Employment and the Economy's Finnwork webpages contain information for employers hiring foreign workers and for aliens coming to Finland to work or who are already resident in Finland.
The website explains the rules of working life, the permits you need to work in Finland and the Finnish work culture. Information includes the concluding of employment contracts and the minimum wage, as well as taxation and social security.
Information is available in the following languages:
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Recognition of a foreign degree in Finland
Are you looking for work in Finland and wish to use your degree, which has been obtained in another country? You can request recognition of your degree in Finland from the Finnish National Board of Education. Information on the recognition of foreign degrees in Finland can be obtained at the website of the Finnish National Board of Education.
The Right to Practise a Profession (Ammatinharjoittamisoikeus)
To practise certain professions, A Right to Practise a Profession is required in Finland. An example of such a profession is health care. The website of the National Board of Education (opetushallitus) contains information on these professions and the authorities you must contact to apply for a Right to Practise a Profession.
Non-discrimination and equality in the workplace(Yhdenvertaisuus ja tasa-arvo työelämässä)
The Non-Discrimination Act (yhdenvertaisuuslaki) forbids discrimination in recruitment and training. Information on the topic in the following languages (pdf, 345 kb, 18 pages):
For information on working life, check työmarkkina-avain.
According to Finnish law, men and women are equal. Men and women shall be treated equally in work life. People shall not be placed in an inferior position in work life on the basis of pregnancy or parenthood. The website of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (Sosiaali- ja terveysministeriö) contains more information on equality in work life in Finnish, Swedishand English.
The Info Bank Racism and Discrimination webpages contain information on where to seek help in situations involving discrimination.