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Living and working in Uusimaa

Whether you are moving to Finland as a single person or with your family, you will have many questions that will need answering. Here you will find an extensive toolkit of reliable and up-to-date information about living and working in Finland, especially in Helsinki-Uusimaa Region.   

Start planning your move and making your transition to Finland with watching this short video about living and working in Finland.  

There are several useful webpages and guides introducing this topic: 

Work in Finland - Hands-on advice and information to get going with your life and career in Finland. 

Your guide for living in Finland (  - A comprehensive guide in 12 languages about moving to and living in Finland.  InfoFinland is your source of information for moving and living in Finland. Check out tips on permits, jobs, housing and education & find local contact information. 

Welcome to Finland guide  – A guide in 12 languages from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment in Finland gives you information about living and working in Finland, explains how Finnish authorities work and gives basic information about Finnish society. 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration –  In Finland we hold occupational safety and health in a very high regard. Therefore, we have a separate agency to provide you with information and guidance on employment relationships and working conditions.  

Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Information: 

There are 26 municipalities in Helsinki-Uusimaa area, 13 of which are cities. Apart from the only metropolitan area, we have also small towns, villages, sparsely settled rural areas and islands. Learn more about Helsinki-Uusimaa regional facts and figures  by the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, which is a joint authority for Helsinki-Uusimaa with 26 member municipalities.  

And it’s not all work here. You can get to know the places to visit and things to do in the versatile Uusimaa-Helsinki region on Visit Finland.  

The six largest cities in this area are Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Porvoo, Hyvinkää and Järvenpää. Most municipalities provide guidance for newcomers in English. Here is a list of the largest ones and International House Helsinki: 

International House Helsinki  provides general help and advice when planning moving and settling in the Helsinki capital region.   

Helsinki: and living in Helsinki