Information package for Talents

The coronavirus outbreak in Finland affects our everyday life in many ways. From this page you can find links to helpful information published in English. Please follow the recommendations issued by the Finnish government, health and welfare institute and your local authorities carefully.

We update this information as well as we can. If you could not find what you were looking for, please let us know!

Update 18.5.2020 | Published 27.3.2020

Changes in immigrant services in the City of Tampere

The City of Tampere’s Immigrant Services are operating remotely. All physical events and group activities are either canceled or postponed. Find more information: here.

International Skills Centre staff is working remotely. If you need help or advice you can contact:

Migration Info Centre, Mainio provides advices in several different languages via telephone, email or through “Neuvoo” application.

Are you laid off or looking for a new job?

Coronavirus brings uncertainties also to the labor market. What to do if you are laid off as a result of the coronavirus? How to use TE Office services during the coronavirus situation? See the Info on TE Services webpage:

Työ pages have collected information on layoffs, the emergency powers act, childcare, summer leave and other essential employment questions, please have a look: Työ in English

Sesonwork on the Countryside just for you!
Are you laid off or without a summer job? Are you a student, retired, an immigrant, unemployed or available for other reasons? The farms need seasonal workers immediately, and even until later in the autumn. There are a variety of tasks, from planting seedlings to picking berries. Read more

Vocational Career counselling for workers with immigrant background
Tredu’s Career counselling is suitable for you, if you are currently laid off or your work contract has been terminated. The goal of career counselling is to assess your skills in the Finnish language and your possible need for further education. Read more

How does the coronavirus effect working life?

  • Frequently asked questions about the coronavirus and working life: Click here
  • The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK: Click here
  • RIKU Victim Support Finland answers some of the most frequent questions about labor exploitation during COVID-19: Click here
    Read more about employees’ rights and RIKU’s services here

Taxes and taxpayer services

Current updates of Finnish Tax Administration: Click here

Effects on Kela’s benefits

Kela’s (Kansaneläkelaitos – the social insurance institution of Finland) page contains information about the effects of the Coronavirus (covid-19) on Kela’s benefits, the processing of applications and the services. Read more

Worker mobility, travelling and border traffic

  • Ministry of Economic Development and Employment in Finland – Q&A on worker mobility: Click here
  • Guidelines for border traffic by The Finnish Border Guard: Click here
  • Ministry for foreign affairs of Finland offers a Q&A about travelling and coronavirus: Click here

Questions about residence permits and Finnish Immigration Services

  • Up-to-date information about the effects of the coronavirus on the services and operations of the Finnish Immigration Service: Click here
  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, press releases and news: Click here

Effects on university students’ life

Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences are actively monitoring the coronavirus situation and will provide updates on a regular basis.
See the latest updates: here.

Looking for online language study materials?

Find multilingual materials for independent studies in subjects such as languages and social studies, and for supporting integration: here.

Other information on coronavirus

Multilingual Corona Counselling Service is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read more

  • Coronavirus counselling in Arabic, telephone 044 486 3635
  • Coronavirus counselling in Persian, telephone 041 730 3862
  • Coronavirus counselling in Russian, telephone 040 163 2858
  • Coronavirus counselling in Somali, telephone 044 486 3633


The City of Tampere has gathered multilingual information regarding the coronavirus.
Please find information from the city of Tampere website:

Information produced by the ministries
The effects of the coronavirus on different administrative sectors: Click here 

Find the latest multilingual coronavirus news
In Arabic, in Somali, in Kurdish and in Persian (Yle – Finnish public service media company):

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