Living in Finland


Työ ja yrittäjyys Helsingissä

Work and Enterprise in Helsinki

Where to find work?

Services provided by TE Offices

TE Offices will help you find work. If you are unemployed and looking for work, register as a job seeker at a TE Office. You can register either online or by visiting a TE Office personally.

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.

For information on the services of the TE Office, see the InfoFinland page If you become unemployed. You can find information on looking for work in Finland on the InfoFinland page Where to find work?

There are three TE Offices in Helsinki.

Itäkeskus office
Address: Asiakkaankatu 3 A, 4th floor
Tel. 0295 025 500
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 09.00–16.00

City centre office
Address: Antinkatu 1, 2nd floor
Tel: 0295 025 500
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 09.00–16.00

Pasila office
Address: Ratapihantie 7 (entrance on the Veturitori side)
Tel. 0295 025 500
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 09.00–16.00

Unemployment benefit

You can find information on applying for unemployment benefit on the InfoFinland page Unemployment benefit.

linkkiMinistry of Economic Affairs and Employment:
Links to recruitment sitesFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiMinistry of Economic Affairs and Employment:
VacanciesFinnish | Swedish

linkkiTE Services:
Videos and brochures for immigrantsFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian | Estonian | French | Somali | Spanish | Turkish | Chinese | Arabic

Help in finding work

City services for unemployed persons

The City of Helsinki offers unemployed Helsinki residents support for finding work and training. If you need advice and support for finding work or Finnish language training, contact the City of Helsinki’s employment services.

linkkiCity of Helsinki:
City services for unemployed personsFinnish | Swedish | English

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.

linkkiMonika-Naiset liitto:
Integration Center MonikaFinnish

Luckan integration

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.

linkkiLuckan integration:
Guidance for finding workFinnish | Swedish | English | Spanish

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.

linkkiFamily Federation of Finland:
Career mentoringFinnish | English


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.

linkkiCity of Helsinki:
OhjaamoFinnish | Swedish

Stadin osaamiskeskus

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.

linkkiCity of Helsinki:
Skills centreFinnish

Starting a business

You can obtain advice and help in starting a business from NewCo Helsinki.

You can obtain personal advice on starting a business in Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian, Arabic, Estonian, German, and Italian.

NewCo Helsinki organises information sessions for immigrants on starting a business. Information sessions are organised in Finnish, English, Russian, Arabic and Estonian. Information sessions are free of charge. You can find more information and register on the NewCo Helsinki website.

NewCo Helsinki organises training for entrepreneurs in Finnish, English and Russian. Some of the courses are intended for people who are starting a business and some for those who already have a business. Courses are arranged in Finnish, English and Russian. You can find more information and register on the NewCo Helsinki website.

NewCo Helsinki organises networking events for entrepreneurs who have just started their business.

NewCo Helsinki also offers assistance for developing growth companies.

If you have a business in Helsinki, you can become a member of Helsingin Yrittäjät, which is part of the Federation of Finnish Enterprises. 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.

linkkiNewCo Helsinki:
Immigrant Entrepreneurs: How to become an entrepreneur in Finland?(pdf, 384 kt)Finnish | English

linkkiNewCo Helsinki:
The Becoming an Entrepreneur in Finland guideFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian | Estonian | French | Somali | Turkish | Chinese | Arabic | Kurdish

linkkiRegional Organisation of Enterprises in Helsinki:
Lobbying organisation for entrepreneursFinnish


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:

Aleksanterinkatu 9, 4th floor (Kluuvi Shopping Centre)
00100 Helsinki

Contact information of the International House Helsinki service point:

Lintulahdenkuja 2
00530 Helsinki

Read more: Taxation.

linkkiTax Administration:
Contact information of tax officesFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiInternational House Helsinki:
IHH – a service point for people moving to Finland English