- General information on Oulu and Finland in many languages
- For immigrants to Finland
- Working and studying
- Public transport
- Culture and leisure
- Associations, organisations and friendship societies
- Other useful links
General information on Oulu and Finland in many languages: [TOP]
Info Bank The Info Bank provides important information to immigrants on Finnish society and various opportunities in Finland in 15 languages. The information about the city of Oulu can be found in 7 languages.
Suomi.fi Permits and documents related to immigration, emigration, citizenship and living in Finland.
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Finnish Immigration Service Details of the principles and practices governing immigration in Finland, and of citizenship and residence permits in Finland.
Kela- The Social Insurance Institution of Finland
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Työ- ja Elinkeinotoimisto (Employment and Economic Development Office) This site provides information for employees who hire immigrants, for people moving to Finland to work, and for foreigners living in Finland. It also provides information on the services of the Employment and Economic Development Office, job vacancies, unemployment, training and employment contracts in general.
Työlinja Information on the services of the Employment and Economic Development Office, and instructions for applying for work in Finland.
CareerjetA search engine specialized in finding available jobs
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Traffic in Oulu (Infopankki)
Culture and leisure [TOP]
Culture and leisure in Oulu (Infopankki)
Kaleva newspaper of Oulu
Associations, organisations, and friendship societies [TOP]
Friendship House/Oulun seudun Setlementti ry Friendship House organises clubs, courses, festivities, events, and trips for immigrants.
Community participation Information on the work of community centres, regional events, and opportunities and methods for interaction.
The Tyttöjen Talo activity centre for young girls
Kumppanuuskeskus (partnership centre)
The Hyvänmielentalo Mental health association
Oulu YWCA Everyone is welcome to meet other women and learn about various cultures. nnky.oulu(at)co.inet.fi
Suomi-Venäjä-seura - (The Finland-Russia society)
Oulu Excursion Club
Register to join the mailing list and receive details of excursions.
Religions in Finland (Ministry of Finance)
The Orthodox Church in Oulu Torikatu 74, tel. +358 8 311 5741.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints
Nokelantie 38, tel. +358 335 714, Representatives of the church, Tel. +358 40 779 2499.
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Forms Forms required by central and local government (Ministry of Finance)
Refugee Advice Centre Provides legal help and guidance for asylum seekers, refugees, and other foreigners in Finland.
Brochures in many languages Basic information on family life, housing, equality, raising children, education, working life, recycling and respecting the environment, and other topics.
Ombudsman for Minorities Promotes the status, equality and rights of ethnic minorities and foreigners and good ethnic relations in Finland.
Embassy World List and search engine for the embassies and consulates of all countries in Finland.
FinlandLive.info Distributes information on living, working, studying, and travelling in Finland.
RASMUS A national network of organisations and stakeholders promoting multiculturalism and human rights, and working to combat racism and xenophobia. The Finnish League for Human Rights serves as coordinator and secretariat of the network.
The Rasmus-naiset Group for women
Finnish Refugee Council Practical videos on living in high-rise buildings and household management.
Monimos - The multicultural voice of Finland
Citizens' Houses Contact information page is in Finnish but you can find an English summary on the page concerning basic information about citizens' houses. A citizens' house is "a common living room" and is open to everyone. It doesn't matter where you live. At a citizens' house, you can enjoy an affordable lunch, have a cup of coffee, read newspapers, acquire a new hobby, or have a chat with others. You can also use the computers provided free-of-charge.