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Support for companies regarding international recruitments

Does your company need information and support when it comes to international recruitments? We have gathered useful information on the issue.

International Talents Boosting Growth

The Course towards Finland project is offering financial support for sme’s regarding services that occur when they recruit a person from abroad. The aim is to smoothen the relocation process of international talents to Finland. The company hiring can choose which service packages to use: services related to the first stage of arrival (2500€ + VAT), services related to housing (2500€ + VAT) and services for the accompanying spouse (1500€ + VAT). The precentage of compensation is 80%, however a maximum of 5000€/company.

The service provider is Finland Relocations Services. Complete information on the service and how to apply to the scheme

A brochure of the service can be downloaded here 

International talents in the working community

As a part of the TCE project, VAMIA has produced videos presenting a number of companies from different fields sharing their experiences in hiring international talents and telling how they have contributed to the work place. The videos are spoken in either Finnish or Swedish and subtitled in the other language.

City of Vaasa, elderly care


Närpes Trä & Metall


Restaurant Bank

VAMM Steel 


YA vocational college has launch an online course on the requirements and opportunities of an international working community. The material is relevant for all members in your organisation and provides you with information on how to embrace the diversity in working communities.

You can familiarize yourself with the material by viewing this introductory video (in Swedish with Finnish subtitles).

The whole course is available

in Swedish – I en internationell arbetsgemenskap

in Finnish – Kansainvälisessä työyhteisössä 

International recruitment guide

The Course towards Finland project (ESF) has, as a part of the Talent Boost programme coordinated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, compiled a guide on important issues to consider when considering recruiting an international employee.

Employers, persons moving to Finland and international experts already living here will all find useful information in this guide.