For personal advice on matters important to you, seek out Infotori. Infotori is located at the Skanssi shopping centre, as is Monitori.
Infotori provides advice for, among other matters, the following:
- finances and social security
- matters concerning residence permits and citizenship
- working life
- legal questions
- assistance with documents and in filling in forms
Finnishcourses.fi course search service is a part of immigrants’ Infopankki. It informs about Finnish and Swedish language courses in Turku, Helsinki and Tampere regions.
The Finnish Courses internet service collects all Finnish courses of all organizers in one place. The site can be utilized by students, teachers and anyone who is interested in the courses.
The service is in three languages: Finnish, English and Russian.
The job search of a Turku citizen starts from registering as an unemployed job seeker. One may register as a job seeker on the internet on:
- Te-palvelut > Oma asiointi (in Finnish)
One may also register in person at either Työpiste at the City of Turku or the Southwest Finland TE Office.
Integration training for young immigrants
The aim of integration training is that the student will reach functional basic language skills in Finnish. Integration training helps the immigrants to enter working life and get further education. TE Office guides the immigrant to integration training, which is implemented as labour market training, based on an initial assessment.
The Multicultural Council observes matters from an immigrant’s point of view, makes statements about matters related to immigrants and introduces initiatives in close co-operation with other influence groups in Turku.
The other influence groups in Turku are the Children’s Parliament, the Youth Council, the Disability Council, and the Council of Senior Citizens.
The Multicultural Council also promotes co-operation and dialogue between immigrant associations, and encourages immigrants to participate and influence the social decision-making.
Finnish language skills as well as knowledge about Finnish culture and history support social integration to the new home country. Turku City Recreation Division offers versatile opportunities for getting to know the city through culture and physical exercise.
Turku Museum Centre offers immigrants guided tours and workshops through which one can get to know Finnish history, nature, folklore and art. At the same time the central vocabulary of the subject will become familiar.
Throughout its history Turku has been Finland’s gateway to the world. International influences and innovations have come through us and spread to the entire country.
Now the flow of refugees that concerns the whole of Europe also reaches Turku, and cities play a key role in the social integration of immigrants.
It is most important for both Turku as well as the entire Finland that those who will stay permanently in our country can start enjoying normal life – study, work, and social participation – as soon as possible.
The photographs of the one hundred residents of Turku will be spread across the city during 2017, Finland’s 100th year of independence.
– In a way, we are a midway point.
City of Turku youth services is going to organize an Erasmus+ youth-exchange for young people aged 18–29 years to work in workshops doing all kind
Päivi Nerg congratulated the new citizens of Finland and reminded attendees that gaining citizenship is not easy, requiring severa
Based on the suggestions made by the residents of Turku, the City of Turku has appointed Berhan Ahmadi as the year’s New Citizen o
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The number of arrivals in Finland has decreased during the winter, which is why it has become possible
We must not refrain from asking difficult questions, but at the same time we must not give in to violence, derision and fear.
Starting a job in a new country may be challenging and raise many questions: how am I expected to behave at the workplace, what are my rights and responsibilities and how will I adjust to the work community?
Your First Finnish Friend is a WhatsApp campaign by Infopankki, a multilingual website providing information to people who have just moved to Finland. Every weekday in September and October you’ll receive a message about the most important things you should know about Finland: language, health, transportation, work and leisure.
You have the right to receive information about how matters are prepared and decisions are made in your city and to get your voice heard easily.