Welcome to work and live in Finland!
It’s great to have you as part of our team and we really look forward to working with you!
We know you must be excited about the future and your journey to Finland. We at Barona believe Finland is a great place to work and live and our aim is to make it as easy as possible for you to make the transition. Moving to a new country and starting a new job at the same time is exciting and before you come here it is always good to know a little about the country and what it is like to live and work here. Barona will be here to support you, every step of the way!
A Few things about Finland
Finland is safe and the crime rate is low, the standard of living is high, and we have subsidised education and healthcare for all. Work-life balance is important to everyone, free time is highly valued and on top of this, we have a versatile and pristine nature and everyman’s rights allow you to roam freely in the woods.
Quality of life
Finland is perceived to be the third best country when it comes to quality of life. This means that basic human needs and the foundations of well-being, such as health care, sanitation, housing, and education are of high quality. We also value freedom and cherish free speech and personal rights.
Highly valued free time
In Finland work-life balance is important and free time is appreciated by everyone. Our work-life balance also supports people to enjoy time with friends and family and enables different kinds of hobbies. Life in Finland is not all about work, but the life outside of work.
Equality in the Workplace
Workplaces in Finland both preach and practice equality between women and men and between immigrants and Finns. Hierarchies at work are low, which means that everyone is evenly appreciated. The Finnish Non-Discrimination Act aims to promote and protect equality in all areas of society, especially the workplace.
All that free time you will have
Due to its abundance in nature, there is no shortage of recreational activities in Finland, no matter the season. A move to Finland will force you to closely follow the cycle of the seasons and enjoy what every season has to offer. Finland really wakes up during the summer times and on light-filled summer days everyone spends as much time outside as possible. And when it is not snow covered the Finnish land generously spoils its inhabitants with wild berries and mushrooms.
The Finnish winter might be colder than what you are used to, but don’t expect to be cuddled up inside all winter long waiting for warmer weather. Winter sports are a great way to survive the coldest season and keep you warm and if it gets too warm, why not try swimming in frozen lakes!
Happiest country in the world
Finland is the happiest country in the world by the World Happiness report. Even though happiness is subjective there are some things that have influenced why Finland has won the title for the past four years: social differences such as income and wealth differences are small, education is free, safeness of the country, basic human rights and freedom and equality.
Possibilities to create the life of your choice
In Finland anyone can create a life of their choice. Freedom, social equality, personal rights, and access to advanced education gives you the possibility to design the life that looks like you and suits you.
Coffee Loving Finns’
Finns hold a world record when it comes to drinking coffee as, on average, Finn’s drink nine cups of coffee (not espresso, we’re talking about proper cups) a day! However, if you are not a coffee drinker, it is perfectly fine to decline a cup when offered.
We have gathered all the basic information about Finland in one orientation course. If you go through this material carefully, it will make the integration process much easier. The course consists of four chapters: Getting to know Finland, Working life in Finland, Finnish Bureaucracy, and Integration.
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