Seasonal workers can change employers more smoothly

18/06/2021

If a seasonal worker plans to work for a new employer during the validity of their seasonal work permit, they no longer have to apply for a new residence permit or seasonal work certificate. Instead, they can apply for adding a new employer.

A seasonal worker may start work with a new employer as soon as they have submitted their application and the required appendices. They do not have to wait for the decision on the application. Read the instructions on adding a new employer.

A seasonal worker may work for the new employer for as long as their seasonal work permit remains valid. If the employment lasts longer than their current seasonal work permit is valid, they must apply for a new residence permit or seasonal work certificate.

Adding a new employer may be applied for from 17 June 2021 onwards, when the new seasonal work legislation enters into force.

Read more: Finnish Immigration Service Customer bulletin 17.6.2021

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