Living in Finland

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Maahanmuuttajana Kalajoella ja Merijärvellä

Living as an immigrant in Kalajoki and Merijärvi

Information and integration services for immigrants

The staff of the Kalajoki social welfare office (sosiaalitoimisto) provide advice to immigrants in the Kalajoki and Merijärvi regions.

Kalajoki social welfare office (Kalajoen sosiaalitoimisto)
Address:
Perusturvakeskus
Tohtorintie 4, 2nd Floor, 85100 Kalajoki

Himanka services office (Himangan palvelutoimisto)
Raumankarintie 2, 68100 Himanka

Social welfare office telephone times – Mon to Fri 12 noon–1 pm:

Merijärvi
Tel. 044 469 1260

Himanka
Tel. 044 469 1855

Kalajoki:
- If your last name begins with a letter between A and M (inclusive), tel. 044 469 1260
- If your last name begins with a letter between N and Ö (inclusive), tel. 044 469 1725

linkkiTE Services:
Public services provided by the Employment and Economic Development Office (TE Office)Finnish | Swedish | English

linkkiOmbudsman for Minorities:
Help and information for persons experiencing ethnic discriminationFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian | Estonian | French | Spanish | Turkish

linkkiMinistry of Employment and the Economy:
Welcome to Finland brochure(pdf, 10Mb)Finnish | Swedish | English | Russian | Estonian | French | Spanish | Chinese | Persian | Arabic | Thai

Initial assessment and integration plan

An initial assessment evaluates an immigrant's prospects of finding employment or a place of study, and his or her preparedness for integration in other ways, as well as the need for language lessons and other measures and services which will help the immigrant to integrate.

The staff of the Kalajoki social welfare office (sosiaalitoimisto) provide advice to immigrants in the Kalajoki and Merijärvi regions.

Read more: Integration into Finland.

Do you need an interpreter?

Living as an immigrant in the Raahe-Kalajoki region (see the section Do you need an interpreter?).