Guide to being Finnish

Why Finland

Kela, the Social Insurance Institution in Finland has begun work on a proposal that would ensure a national minimum income for all Finnish citizens. If implemented, the new programme would offer people a tax-free income of 800 Euros a month, replacing thus the current social benefits system in Finland. Any income exceeding this amount would […]

Based on the results of a 2010 study, America’s Newsweek magazine rated Finland as the ‘World’s Best Country’. Newsweek looked at 100 countries and compared their health, economy, education, quality of life and politics. Finland emerged in the top spot mainly by virtue of its strength in education and quality of life. The accolade probably […]

Despite the meaning of its name, Helvetinjärvi (Hell’s Lake) National Park is a top destination among even international tourists. Hell’s Lake National Park offers green forests and fresh air to feast your senses, being located approximately 80 kilometres north of the city of Tampere. The beauty of Hell’s Lake comes from deep lines and despite […]

Helsinki Festival is one of the biggest summer festivals in Finland and comprises of hundreds of events which span over 18 days, beginning with the date of 15th August. This event can gather up more than 49,000 people! However, for the ones keen on less crowded places, August brings a lot of single events too […]

Oulu stands out in Finland and Scandinavia by being a highly competitive start-up area where it is believed that the start up scene will bring even more jobs than were lost by the recession. Known as the capital of Northern Scandinavia, Oulu has set to become a highly entrepreneurial and globally competitive city which will […]

Finland has produced numerous world renowned architects who have influenced several styles internationally. Finnish design and architecture is known today mostly for its modern trait as most buildings have been reconstructed after World War II.  Finland also has a low population density and as a result, most houses and flats in Finland are new, spacious […]

Finland’s education system is thought to be one of the most successful in the world, with Finland consistently scoring very high in international rankings. Here is a list of amazing facts about education in Finland which may surprise you: 1. Children only start school at 7 years old. They cannot enroll at a younger age. […]

On 6th of December, Finland’s Independence Day, we are offering to all recruiters the chance to post up to 100 jobs on our website FREE of charge! This is a limited time offer, so hurry! Just sign up as an EMPLOYER on the 6th of December, get the FREE “Independence DAY” package and you can […]

There is a high level of demand for staff in the following sectors: Medical Sector, with jobs as doctors, nurses, practical nurses, dentists and psychologists in Finland being on big demand; Education Sector, a great demand for Special education teachers and Nursery school teachers; Finance Sector, most jobs in need of personnel are the Accountants/Payroll accountants in […]

The standard working hours in Finland are 8 hours per day, adding up to 40 hours per week. Business hours are generally from 08:00 to 16:15 – government agencies and most institutions follow these hours – banks are open until 16:30 and most business is done Monday to Friday. However, shops are generally open during […]

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