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Useful links for employers

Recruiting from abroad

You will find instructions on recruiting foreign labour on the following pages:

The TE Services (Employment and Economic Development Offices) Recruit from abroad Employee from abroad

Work in Finland Information for employers

Residence permit

Applications on the basis of work: There are more than 20 different residence permits that can be applied for on the basis of work. On this page, you will find a list of all the residence permit grounds.

On the Work Permit Services page of the TE Services, you will find information about the processing of an application for a residence permit for an employed person (TTOL) at the TE Offices. 

Statistics In the statistical service of the Finnish Immigration Service, you will find up-to-date statistics on residence permit applications submitted and decisions made on the basis of work. 

Right to work

You will find comprehensive information about the right to work for persons with different kinds of residence permits on the Finnish Immigration Service’s web page The right to work may be unrestricted or restricted. 

Right to work without a residence permit

Asylum seekers' right to work

Students' right to work

Right to work for a person who has applied for an extended permit

Occupational safety and health

The website of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Finland

The Occupational Health and Safety pages of the Regional State Administrative Agency

Seasonal work

Terms of employment for seasonal workers in agriculture for 2023-2024 (guide) / Industrial Union

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