Three-month unemployment rule

The Government aims to promote work-based immigration so that Finland can receive the labour it needs. At the same time, Finland must ensure that immigrating is easy and responsible. In future, the Government will monitor more closely that those working in Finland adhere to the terms of the permit. 

If a person with a work-based residence permit residing in Finland becomes unemployed and does not find a new job within three months, the person would have to leave Finland. Going forward, employees can apply for a new job provided by another employer in the same sector or for a job in a sector suffering from a labour shortage. 

Information on the progress of the preparations will be updated on this website. More information on all Government measures related to work-based immigration.