Useful links

General Information about Finland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Ministry of Employment and the Economy (only in Finnish and Swedish)

 

 

 

A shared service point of The Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela) and the Tax Administration that is intended for foreign workers in Finland.

 

 

 

 

Human trafficking is a crime. The national assistance system for victims of human trafficking can give advice, guide and help victims.

The project for undocumented migrants offers legal counselling (confidential and anonymous) free of charge for undocumented people and those who encounter them.

Authorities

The Finnish Immigration Service  www.migri.fi/frontpage

Police www.poliisi.fi/poliisi/home.nsf/pages/index_eng

Local Register Offices www.maistraatti.fi/en/

The Social Insurance Institution of Finland - KELA www.kela.fi/web/en

Employment and Economic Development offices www.te-services.fi

Finnish Tax Administration www.vero.fi/en-US

Social Security and Health Care

Vaasa health care and social support www.vaasa.fi/Other_languages/In_English/Health_Care

Info Bank  www.infopankki.fi/en-GB/Social_Services,
www.infopankki.fi/en-GB/Health/

The Social Insurance Institution of Finland - KELA www.kela.fi/web/en 

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health www.stm.fi/en/income_security/legislation

Finnish Student Health Service www.yths.fi/en

Accomodation

Ministry of the Environment www.housing.fi/?language=englanti

Opiskelija-asunnot.fi www.opiskelija-asunnot.fi/en/

The Student Housing Foundation in Vaasa, VOAS www.voas.fi/?page=VOAS&setlang=l3

Pikipruukki (Finnish and Swedish) www.pikipruukki.com/

Information about Working in Finland

Working in Finland - Guide www.te-services.fi/te/en/pdf/workinginfinland.pdf

Employment and Economic Development offices www.te-services.fi

Videos in 6 languages (Arabic, Dari, Chinese, Kurdish/Sorani, Somalian, Thai) and guides in 14 languages for new immigrant clients at the Employment and Economic Office

Työnhakuopas www.tyonhakuopas.com/ (in Finnish only)

EURES http://ec.europa.eu/eures/home.jsp?lang=en

Guide to Working in Finland http://guidetoworkinginfinland.fi/E30/

The Finnish Immigration Service www.migri.fi/working_in_finland

The Social Insurance Institution of Finland KELA www.kela.fi/web/en/moving-to-finland_working-in-finland

Academic Career Services www.aarresaari.net/english/index.htm

Oikotie http://tyopaikat.oikotie.fi/en

Uranus www.uranus.fi/?lang=en

Welcome to the World of Work www.tyoelamaan.fi/en-GB/

The Finnish labour and occupational safety legislation www.tyosuojelu.fi/fi/workingfinland/

Staffpoint www.staffpoint.fi/page1-frontpage.aspx

Biisoni www.biisoni.fi (in Finnish only)

Monster www.monster.fi (in Finnish only)

Uratie www.uratie.net (in Finnish only)

Työpaikat www.tyopaikat.com (in Finnish only)

Careerjet www.careerjet.fi (in Finnish only)

Adecco www.adecco.fi/en-gb/Pages/default.aspx

VMP www.vmp.fi/Suomi/en/Frontpage/?&suomi/en

Entrepreneurship

Finnvera www.finnvera.fi/eng

Finnfacts www.finnfacts.fi/eng/

National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland www.prh.fi/en.html

Tekes www.tekes.fi/en/community/Home/351/Home/473

Vaasa Region Development Company www.vasek.fi/start/

The Regional Business Federation of Coastal Ostrobothnia www.yrittajat.fi/fi-FI/rannikkopohjanmaa/jarjesto/in-english/

Pensions

Eläketurvakeskus www.etk.fi/en/service/home/770

Finnish Centre for Pensions www.tyoelake.fi/en/Pages/Etusivu.aspx

The Social Insurance Institution of Finland KELA www.kela.fi/web/en/pension

Postal services

Itella Group www.posti.fi/english/

Studies and Courses

CIMO- Study in Finland www.studyinfinland.fi/

Opintoluotsi www.opintoluotsi.fi/en-GB/

Ministry of Education and Culture www.minedu.fi/OPM/Koulutus/?lang=en

University Admissions Finland (UAF) www.universityadmissions.fi/

Lifelong guidance in Finland
www.cimo.fi/instancedata/prime_product_julkaisu/cimo/embeds/cimowwwstructure/25493_Lifelong_guidance_in_Finland.pdf

Vaasa Consortium of Higher Education www.vaasahighedu.fi/?lang=en

Students Vaasa www.opiskelijanvaasa.fi/index.php?lang=en

kotisuomessa.fi/web/site-155213/state-jurdkmbrei/front-page

 

Finnish Language Courses - Suomea Internetissä

Finnish National Board of Education www.kotisuomessa.fi/web/guest

Kolumbus.fi www.kolumbus.fi/mm.salo/LinkitAidinkieli.htm#Suomea

Oppitori http://saaressa.blogspot.fi/2009/01/suomen-kielen-materiaalit.html

Suomen kielen kurssiportaali http://peda.net/veraja/isv/suomiportaali

Suomen materiaalit netissä www.mindomo.com/view?m=fb70e1b314f641eb9cb76eeba77854a0

S2-opettajat Verkkomateriaalit http://s2opettajat.yhdistysavain.fi/linkit/verkkomateriaalit/

Mai Frick Suomen kielioppia ja materiaalia www.hot.ee/mfrick/

Keskusteluja KELAssa http://peda.net/img/portal/1449769/keskusteluja_kelassa.pdf?cs=1227526355

Kirjakuja www.kirjakuja.fi/     www.kirjakuja.fi/3/

Turun normaalikoulu S2

http://tnk-s2.wikispaces.com/N%C3%A4iden+teht%C3%A4vien+k%C3%A4ytt%C3%A4j%C3%A4lle

Treenataan http://viestinta2.kpakk.fi/treenataan/index.php?page=maahanmuuttajille

Finnish for fun (Reja) www.finnishforfun.fi/

Sanakirja www.sanakirja.org/

Swedish Language Courses – Svenska på nätet

Finnish National Board of Education www.kotisuomessa.fi/web/guest

EDU Svenska som andraspråk – Materialnav www.edu.fi/svenska_som_andra_sprak_materialnav

Digitala spåret www.digitalasparet.se/eng/index.htm

Swedish for fun (Reja) www.swedishforfun.fi/

Listen to Swedish in Finland
www.vaasa.fi/Other_languages/In_English/Education/Other_Education/Vasa_Arbis/Listen_to__Svenska_i_Finland_

Safir (Svenska och arbetsliv för invandrare) http://sfi.halmstad.se/safir/

Sfi-prov- tests https://sites.google.com/site/plugga24se/sfiprov

Lexin animationstema http://lexin.nada.kth.se/lang/lexinanim/index.htm

Folkbildningsnätet - Varför säger man så? http://svenska2.oer.folkbildning.net/grammatik/ordklasser/

Webbstöd för språkläromedel MÅL 1-2
www.svenskatillmax.se/laromedel/sprakverktyg/2.html
www.svenskatillmax.se/laromedel/sprakverktyg/11.html

Dictionaries
http://lexin.nada.kth.se/lexin/       
www.ordbok.fi/  
http://webcionary.com/                  http://gratis-ordbok.se/

The National Certificates of Language Proficiency

www.jyu.fi/hum/laitokset/solki/yki/english
http://oph.fi/english/mobility/testing_language_skills

Recognition and international comparability of qualifications

www.oph.fi/english/services/recognition

Universities  and Polytecnics

Study in Finland
www.studyinfinland.fi/institutions/universities
www.studyinfinland.fi/institutions/polytechnics

In Vaasa
www.vaasa.fi/Other_languages/In_English/Education/Educational_Institutions

Adult education

In Vaasa
www.vaasa.fi/Other_languages/In_English/Education/Other_Education/Vasa_Arbis

Other education

In Vaasa
www.vaasa.fi/Other_languages/In_English/Education/Other_Education

Trade unions

tradeunion.fi  www.liitot.fi/index.php?lan=eng

Ostrobothnia

The Ostrobothnian way of life
www.livingtheeasyway.fi/en/d-Startpage-The-Ostrobothnian-way-of-life.aspx?docID=10312&smi=1&tocid=1

Ostrobothnia region
www.ostrobothnia.fi/en/d-Start-page-Ostrobothnia-Region.aspx?docID=206&smi=1&tocid=1

Vaasa

Mira house www.mirahouse.fi/gb.htm

Wikipedia- Vaasa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaasa

Vaasa airport www.finavia.fi/airports/airport_vaasa

Vaasan ikkuna www.vaasanikkuna.fi/ (in Finnish)

Weather Forecast Foreca www.foreca.com/Finland/Vaasa

Map of Vaasa
http://kartta.vaasa.fi/web/Default.aspx?layers=InternetOpaskartta&cp=6998760,22480298&z=16&Language=fin

Vaasa facebook www.facebook.com/vaasankaupunki

Happenings in the Ostrobothnian region

Ostrobothnian Events Calendar -  Happenings in Vaasa http://events.osterbotten.fi/events/vaasa-en/

Vaasa Tourism www.visitvaasa.fi/en/

Ostrobothnian Events Calendar - Happenings in Närpiö http://events.osterbotten.fi/events/narpio-en/

Statistics

Statistics on asylum and refugees  www.migri.fi/about_us/statistics/statistics_on_asylum_and_refugees

Statistics on Immigrants in Finland
http://pxweb2.stat.fi/Dialog/varval.asp?ma=060_vaerak_tau_107&ti=V%E4est%F6+kielen+mukaan+sek%E4+ulkomaan+kansalaisten+m%E4%E4r%E4+ja+maa%2Dpinta%2Dala+alueittain+1980+%2D+2011&path=../Database/StatFin/vrm/vaerak/&lang=3&multilang=f

Statistics Finland  www.stat.fi/index_en.html

Other information

Finlex www.finlex.fi/en/

Finncham http://kauppakamari.fi/en/

Finnish Food Safety Authority EVIRA www.evira.fi/portal/en/

The President of the Republic of Finland www.tpk.fi/public/default.aspx?culture=en-US&contentlan=2

Parliament of Finland http://web.eduskunta.fi/Resource.phx/parliament/index.htx

Finnish Government http://valtioneuvosto.fi/etusivu/en.jsp

Ministries http://valtioneuvosto.fi/ministeriot/en.jsp

Legislation www.finlex.fi/en/

The Finnish Defence Forces www.puolustusvoimat.fi/en/

Local Finland.fi www.localfinland.fi/en/Pages/default.aspx

Accessible communication – Papunet http://papunet.net/english/