Three-month unemployment rule

The Government is seeking to promote work-based immigration, so that Finland procures labour suited to its requirements. Finland must also ensure smooth and responsible immigration. The Government intends to pay greater attention to ensuring that work in Finland continues on the permitted terms.

The Government is seeking to amend the impact of unemployment on residence in Finland with a work-based permit. The scope of the right to work under a worker’s residence permit will also be broadened to strengthen the labour supply and facilitate re-employment.

The proposal has been circulated for comments between 13 June and 16 August 2024.