Work permit related news

If you are coming to Finland for seasonal work from a non-EU country, you will need a permit for seasonal work. Seasonal work refers to work in agriculture and tourism that is done at certain times of the year. For example ski resorts employ seasonal workers during the winter. The maximum length of seasonal work is nine months.

Finland's Ministry of the Interior says that work-based immigration applications have increased in popularity since 2017. The majority of applications for a residence permit for an employed person concerned manual labour (53% of applicants). The second highest number applied for a residence permit based on specialist tasks (14%).

A report by Yle's investigative journalism unit MOT has revealed how undocumented workers, that is those living and working in Finland without a residence permit, are being exploited by employers in a number of different industries.

The Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) announced on Thursday that a total of 139 construction workers from Uzbekistan have received deportation orders since the beginning of the year, over the workers' poorly-forged education credentials.

International House Helsinki (IHH), offering services to international newcomers, will open its doors to new facilities on 3 April. Following the removal, IHH will offer more services. In the future, EU citizens can visit International House Helsinki to register their right of residence.

A growing need for recruitment of cleaners, restaurant workers, home care assistants, construction painters and drivers of earthmoving equipment around the country.

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