Why not 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 […]

5 Best Expat Jobs Around The World

Posted by | 21st October 2013 | Why not Finland

People choose to work abroad for many reasons. In most cases, there is the lure of good money and a better lifestyle than they could get at home. For others, especially independent young people with no family responsibilities, the chance to see some of the world is the main attraction. According to a recent HSBC […]

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 […]

Climate and weather Due to its geographical position in the far north of Europe, Finland has very cold winters. However, the other seasons are warmer than might be expected due to the warming influence of the Baltic Sea and Atlantic Gulf Stream, and summer temperatures can sometimes rise to over 30°C, even in the far […]

Employment Finland has a fairly high unemployment rate, so it can be very difficult for foreign nationals to find jobs there, particularly if they are unable to speak Finnish. However, there are labour shortages in some occupational sectors, particularly in the cities. It is expected that there will be a high demand in the near […]

I. Visas, Residency, Immigration & Documentation Visas For short visits to Finland, many nationals do not require visas. All EU/EEA nationals, and the nationals of Switzerland, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and most South American countries do not require visas to enter Finland for stays of up to three months. Nationals of […]

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