Talent Boost programme

Finnish companies need skilled employees, particularly employees with special skills not currently available in Finland. The immigration of skilled labour into Finland will help to put Finnish innovation on a stronger and more international footing, and will attract international investment to Finland. This in turn will create new jobs and help Finnish companies in their efforts to become more international.

Greater diversity in society and working life will make Finland more attractive to international talent and investors, while also making a decisive contribution to improving the employment rates among immigrants already living in Finland. Having a more international working environment will encourage international graduates and researchers to settle in Finland, and prevent the so-called brain drain.

The Talent Boost programme, coordinated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the Ministry of Education and Culture, is a cross-administrative programme to develop the international recruitment of specialists, workers, students and researchers and to facilitate immigration. The contents of the programme will be specified in the autumn of 2023 in accordance with the objectives and priorities of Prime Minister Petteri Orpo’s Government Programme. 

The Talent Boost website provides information on the objectives and operators of the programme and highlights best practices for all professionals working with immigration. 

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment does not make individual decisions related to entry into Finland or international recruitment. More information on work-based and study-based residence permits, as well as how to apply for them, can be found on the website of the Finnish Immigration Service (https://migri.fi/en/home), and more information on international recruitment on the Work in Finland website (https://www.workinfinland.com/en/).

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Satu Salonen, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, satu.t.salonen(at)gov.fi
Petra Lehto, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, petra.lehto(at)gov.fi