Questions and answers on coronavirus and seasonal work
Third-country nationals residing in the country with a residence permit or a permit under the Aliens Act may change employer and profession without applying for a further permit.
A residence permit issued by 9.4.2020 at the latest or a seasonal work permit referred to in the Aliens Act entitle employees to work in all sectors and tasks essential for security of supply or the functioning of the labour market.
Special act on emergency conditions is in force until 31.10.2020.
Students can offer assistance and farm replacement services as necessary if the coronavirus epidemic affects a farm entrepreneur’s operations. Working on a farm could be included as part of studies in vocational education institutions, universities of applied sciences and universities. For students, the arrangement provides an opportunity to continue studies in these exceptional circumstances. For recent graduates, this is an opportunity to find employment in the sector. In the Töitäsuomesta.fi online service, people can register as volunteers, or to find additional labour for farms, horse farms and forestry and horticulture sectors. Additional labour consists of students working as part of studies, and those who request financial compensation.