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To get help with finding a job, you can contact the TE Office. 

Assistance for finding work

TE Offices can give you advice on how to look for work and offer you services that will help you find employment. The services of TE Offices include, for instance, language courses in Finnish or Swedish. 

Additionally, TE Offices have a lot of information about jobs available. You can also find jobs in Finland via online services:

Right to work

Before you start working, you must make sure that you have the right to work. Check that you have the right to work before you start a job. For more information about the right to work in different situations, see the page What type of permit do you need?.

  • There are a limited number of jobs in which you may work without a residence permit. If you are in Finland without a visa and want to work, you can work subject to certain conditions. Read more about the conditions on the page Work without a residence permit.

Remember your rights

In Finland, everyone has the right to fair terms of employment. To find information about wages, working hours and holidays, for example, you can refer to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's guide:

  • As a foreign employee in Finland

If someone is trying to blackmail you for a broker’s commission or is pressuring you to work under poor conditions or to have sex or commit crimes in exchange for a job, accommodation or help, for example, we recommend that you ask the staff of your reception centre or other authorities for help. The Assistance System for Victims of Human Trafficking is a public authority that can also help you when necessary. 

  • Assistance System for Victims of Human Trafficking

The police are responsible for ensuring the safety of people and the environment in all situations and at all times. The police seek to prevent crime and investigate offences. The crimes the police investigate are submitted to the prosecutor, who then decides whether or not to bring charges. A police report can be filed at any police station regardless of where the crime took place. 

  • For more information about filing a police report, see

For more information, see:

  • Instruction of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment: People applying for temporary protection have the right to work in Finland 
  • Työskentely Suomessa