Many of us wish to step out of the comforts of our homes and study or work abroad. A similar eagerness is seen in Indians, who aspire to work in a foreign country. For these aspirants, we have some good news. Finland is inviting foreigners, especially Indians to live in their country and enrich their community. Finland is planning to welcome 15,000 foreign students and 30,000 workers every year until the year 2030. In an interview with the Times of India, Glen Gessen, director of Immigration Affairs in Helsinki said, “The Finnish society is ageing; therefore, the country needs more young people to join the labour market.” It further added that it see India as one of its focus countries and wants to intensify its partnership. He added, “India has a growing young population, and a lot of untapped talent and Finland has had excellent experiences with Indian students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and professionals.” Reportedly, Glen Gessen continued that there is an active Indian business community in Finland and has witnessed immigrants “integrate quickly and emerge successful.”
As shared by him, currently, there are many positions open for vacancy across many sectors. Healthcare and elderly care are looking for young workers. Similarly, manufacturing industries are on the lookout for skilled labourers. Finland attracts talented professionals (especially from the USA and the UK) from across the globe to come and work in its knowledge-intensive industries.
Finland houses many renowned and high-tech companies that have invested in new-age and futuristic technologies like cybersecurity, AI, quantum, new space, health, creative industries, biotech, and materials. It lacks a workforce in the data, IT, early education and administrative sectors. Along with this, there’s also a shortage of staff in the nursing and STEM-related work in the sustainable development and environment sectors.
Finland is on the watch for the best talent who can be recruited into the workforce and can make the country compete at a global level and push it towards excellence and progress. After all, the country is known for its progressive and innovative landscape.