Step-by-Step guidelines for new applicants

Let's start from the beginning

Step 1: Send us your CV

Send us your up-to-date resume with a photo of yourself.

Check that your phone number, e-mail address, and birth date are correct.

Add your work experience in chronological order and describe your tasks. (month/year)

Add 1 or 2 recommendation letters if you have them. It will give you a huge advantage in applying for a job.

Send your resume through our website or

Then we’ll contact you shortly and make an appointment for an interview.

Step 2: Interview

Prepare yourself:

  • Make sure you have sent us your correct Skype address or phone number for WhatsApp
  • Pick a quiet room, where you are not interrupted
  • Make sure your camera works on your phone or laptop
  • Be on time or let us know ASAP if you have to change the time

Think of these questions ahead:

  • What are your expectations?
  • When would you be able to start?
  • How long of a time can you work?
  • What kind of establishment are you looking for?
  • Are you willing to work in places that are outside big cities?

Step 3: Offers

Based on the interview we will add you to our database and send you some offers.

Offers will include info about the job, website, working period, salary calculation, and accommodation info.

We don’t offer accommodation in every place, but we can direct you to the best sites, where you can look. And we WILL HELP FINDING IT!

Maybe the offers might not be 100% perfect, but it’s a start.

Read, think it through and let us know if you are 100% sure ASAP.

Step 4: The Contract & onboarding manual

If both sides are happy and the date is set, we will send you a contract with all the details of the terms and conditions.

Please read it carefully! An onboarding manual is attached to the contract which gives you more detailed information about responsibilities and duties.

The Contract is by Finnish law – all the taxes will be paid in Finland. It also includes the collective labor agreement which applies depending on which industry you are for working for.

Finnish labor and occupational safety legislation is applicable to all employees working for Finnish employers regardless of their nationality.

If you are working in a hotel, restaurant, and catering sector you need to have a valid hygienic certificate and salmonella certificate.

If you agree with the conditions, please sign the last page and return the contract by emailing us a photo or as a scanned document.

Tax info & ID number


When you obtain work, you should already have your personal identity number (henkilötunnus). You also need a Tax Card, or if you already have a tax card it should be revised with the new details. When applying for a tax card or revision you need to provide realistic estimates, facts and information regarding your annual gross income and tax deductions. These are reflected in your tax assessment.

The Employee who works for a Finnish employer is subject to taxation in Finland. Without a tax deduction card, the employer must deduct 60 percent tax.

First, make an appointment for visiting the tax office, and get the identity code at the tax office. Appointments can be booked in MyTax or through the telephone service number +358 29 497 050. Without an appointment, the waiting times are longer.’

The processing time, on the condition that all your information and documents are made available to the Tax Administration, is normally from 1 to 3 business days.

Personal identity codes can be obtained at the following tax offices: Helsinki (Hämeentie), Ivalo, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kemi, Kittilä, Kokkola, Kuopio, Lahti, Lappeenranta, Maarianhamina, Oulu, Pori, Rovaniemi, Seinäjoki, Tampere, Turku and Vaasa.

No identity codes can be obtained at other local tax offices than those listed above. It is required that you visit the Tax Administration’s office in person.

Most banks demand an ID number, passport/ID card and a contract to open a bank account.

Read more information here:

Collective agreements in most employment branches determine minimum pay and other employment terms.

Salary requests are always taken into consideration when we present a new potential candidate to our clients.

Salary is paid every second week.

The Employee is paid at an hourly rate + additionals like evening &holiday supplements.

We are expecting you to send us an update of your working hours for the previous week each Monday.

The employee has the right to receive 9 % as vacation compensation or, if the employment relationship has continued for at least one year by the end of the vacation year prior to the vacation season, 11.5 % of the salary paid or due to be paid during the vacation year.

Probation time is 6 months or half of the time of a fixed time contract, ex. 3-month contract, then it is 1,5 months.
In accordance with the prevention agreement of double taxing between the EU and Finland, the Employee is obligated to pay taxes to Finland from the salary earned in Finland.

The pay shall be in eur (€) currency and will be transferred to a Finnish or native account specified by the Employee.

EU Citizens

European Health Insurance Card (other than Finnish Eu-citizens) & occupational healthcare

Employees with EU citizenship have a right to work and live in Finland for 90 days without a residence permit.

Foreigners are required by law to register in the Population Information System if they reside in Finland for over a year.

They must register the same information as Finnish citizens, which includes name, date of birth, nationality, family relationships and address. A municipality of residence is also registered for a foreigner who has moved to Finland, intends to stay permanently, and has a residence permit for at least one year.

EU Citizens do not need a residence permit but must register their right of residence if they stay in Finland for more than 3 months. This can be done at

Read more here:

Before you travel to Finland you have to organize a European Health Insurance Card.

What is the European Health Insurance Card?

A free card that gives you access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the 27 EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland under the same conditions and at the same cost (free in some countries) as people insured in that country.

How do you obtain a card?

You obtain a card by contacting the health insurance institution where you are insured and which is therefore responsible for assuming your healthcare costs.

Who can benefit from the card?

To be eligible for a card, you must be insured by or covered by a state social security system in any Member State of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland.

Read more here:

The service provider for occupational healthcare is Terveystalo.

More about this in your onboarding manual.

If you fall sick during your assignment then you are obligated to inform your employer JobNord immediately. The service telephone number is provided to you in your onboarding material.

You are also insured in case of a work-related accident, more about this in the onboarding material

Step 5: Travel to Finland

We will help you with combining the itinerary to the workplace.

Links to help you:

Multi-modal routes to easily get you from A to B:

Finnish public transportation

Finland has excellent public transport, both locally and nationally. Trains are modern and comfortable, and usually on time – even during the worst of the winter weather. The entire country is linked by a comprehensive bus and rail network.

Links to help you:

Step 6: Working in Finland

Regular minimum working hours are usually 7,5 h/ day and 37,5 h/weekly hours. In a three-week period 112,5 hours. The working hours may be arranged by law or collective agreements alternatively.

Each workplace must have a work schedule from which the workers regular working hours, beginning and ending times and the placement of the rest periods can be read. To avoid possible misunderstandings employees should keep their own records of their worked hours and received wages.

If the daily working time is at least 6 hours the employee is given a rest period of at least 30 minutes (lunch break).

Holiday compensation must be paid when the employment ends or, if so agreed, in addition to every payment. Read more about the supplements and flex hours in your contract and onboarding manual.

We are expecting you to send us an update of your working hours for the previous week each Monday.

Step 7: End of The Contract

Well done! You have successfully finished the contract!

When one door closes, another one opens.

We would be happy to continue working with you.

Let your recruiter know 3 weeks before your contract ends that you would like to continue with us, and we will find a new job.