Work and Enterprise in Helsinki
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Find a job in Helsinki
The Business Finland website lets you view job advertisements in Finland based on your area or field. You can also search for jobs where the working language is English in the Helsinki region.
City of Helsinki helsinkirekry.fiVacancies of the City of HelsinkiLink redirects to another website
Ministry of Economic Affairs and EmploymentVacanciesLink redirects to another website
Seure is an HR services company providing short-term jobs in the employment of the cities of Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo and Kauniainen. The jobs are at schools, day-care centres and hospitals, for example.
TE Office and the City of Helsinki’s employment services support job search
The Employment and Economic Development Office or TE office (TE-toimisto) and the City of Helsinki’s employment services provide you with guidance on employment seeking and information on vacancies and trainings. If you need advice and support for finding work or Finnish language training, contact the City of Helsinki’s employment services.
If you are unemployed and looking for a job, you need to register as a job-seeker at the TE Office. Also register if you are laid off, your training ends or your pay-subsidised job ends. You can register as a jobseeker via the online service of the TE Services, at the nearest TE Office or by phone.
Citizens of EU member states, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland can register as job seekers through the online service of the TE Office. The citizens of other countries must register personally at a TE Office. Bring along your identity card and residence permit.
Address: Asiakkaankatu 3 A, 4th floor
Tel. 0295 025 500
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 09.00–16.00
Address: Ratapihantie 7 (entrance on the Veturitori side)
Tel. 0295 025 500
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 09.00–16.00
Read more about the services of the Employment and Economic Development Office, or TE Office, on the InfoFinland page If you become unemployed. You can find information about looking for work in Finland on the InfoFinland page Find a job in Finland.
You can find information on applying for unemployment benefit on the InfoFinland page Unemployment benefit.
Help in finding work
MONIKA - Multicultural Women’s Association
Integration Center Monika assists unemployed immigrant women in finding work. You can receive assistance in writing a CV or job application, study everyday Finnish and digital skills.
Luckan Integration is a guidance service that provides individual counselling for immigrants and organises, for example, events and group meetings related to finding work. Events are organised in English.
Family Federation of Finland (Väestöliitto)
Career mentoring organised by Väestöliitto is intended for educated immigrants. A mentor will support you in finding work or a student position or starting a business. This operation is organised in Finnish.
If you are under the age of 30, you can ask for advice from Ohjaamo on finding work. Ohjaamo is an advice service targeted at young adults.
Helsinki skills centre (Stadin osaamiskeskus) provides job market coaching for immigrants and helps with finding a job or an internship. The skills centre services include Finnish lessons and vocational training. If you wish to use the skills centre services, register through the Public Employment and Business Services Office (TE-toimisto) or Department of Social Services and Health Care. The target group for the services are immigrants over 17 years of age who have a residence permit.
Starting a business
You can obtain advice and help in starting a business from Business Helsinki.
You can obtain personal advice on starting a business in Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian, Arabic, Estonian, German and Italian.
Business Helsinki organises briefings for immigrants on how to start a business. These briefings are organised in Finnish, English, Russian, Arabic and Estonian The briefings are free of charge. You can find more information and enrol on the Business Helsinki website.
Business Helsinki organises entrepreneurship training in Finnish, English and Russian. Some of the courses are intended for people starting a business and some are for people who already have a business. The courses are held in Finnish, English and Russian. You can find more information and enrol on the Business Helsinki website.
Business Helsinki also organises networking events for entrepreneurs who have just started their business.
Business Helsinki also offers assistance for developing growth companies.
If you have a business in Helsinki, you can become a member of Helsingin Yrittäjät. Helsingin Yrittäjät is an interest and service organisation for entrepreneurs, which offers its members training, networks and counselling, for example. You can find more information on the organisation’s website.
Read more: Starting a business in Finland.
Suomi.fiImmigrant Entrepreneurs: How to become an entrepreneur in Finland?Link redirects to another website
Business HelsinkiThe Becoming an Entrepreneur in Finland guideLink redirects to another website
The Tax Office has a service point in the centre of Helsinki. The contact information of other Tax Office service points and telephone service can be found on the website of the Tax Administration.
Immigrants can also use the International House Helsinki service point. At the service point, experts from Kela and the Tax Administration provide guidance for immigrants coming to work in Finland in matters concerning taxation and social security.
Contact information of the Tax Office:
Contact information of the International House Helsinki service point:
Lintulahdenkuja 2D, 2nd floor
Read more: Taxation.