Have you ever thought about what it would be like to live and work in another country and do it long-term? I’m sure the idea has crossed your mind at some point on what the ideal place would be to work and how you would go about it.
Where would your ideal place to live and work be? For some, it could be somewhere tropical, where the views are breathtaking. Or perhaps, Finland, known for the world’s best education system and cleanest air. Planning a trip? Tap or click here for five smart travel tips to keep you safe.
Finland is also known as the Happiest Country in the World for the 4th straight year and is determined to make that dream a reality for those in the ICT and gaming industry. Keep reading to find out how to make the dream a reality.
Here’s the backstory
Recently, Finland launched its new Fast Track recruitment program that offers professionals from the U.S. multiple job opportunities at top Finnish firms.
The Fast Track recruitment program is organized by the Team Finland network, including Business Finland, Finnish Immigration Service (MIGRI), Consulate General of Finland in Los Angeles, Centre for Economic Development Finland and Neogames.
This program offers professionals from the U.S. up to 50 work opportunities in ICT and gaming at 20 top Finnish companies. Candidates hired by a company within the program will benefit from the two-week accelerated work permit process by the MIGRI via Fast Track. Extensive relocation service is also offered to those who land a job in Finland.
Perks of Life in Finland
The Fast Track program makes the transition for professionals and their families easy. All recruits will receive their work permit within two weeks. Finland offers several relocation services to support the integration of spouses and families. Adjusting to living in the country for kids is easy with daycare and school services in Finnish and English languages.
Finland offers a free, world-class education system and a safe, healthy society. Everyone is given an equal opportunity to receive a high-quality education, regardless of the family’s income. Reasonable working hours allow professionals to slow down, enjoy a work-life balance and spend time with their families.
The World’s Happiest & Greenest Country
As stated by the annual World Happiness Reporter, published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Finland has held the title of happiest country in the world four years in a row (2018-2021).
Finland has been the only country able to achieve this honor. Finns are linked with their connection to nature and the outdoors, as over 90% of Finland is covered in either forest or water.
Finns work hard to protect the environment through several green initiatives such as Sustainable Travel Finland and the country’s commitment to becoming Carbon neutral by 2025. Through the Fast Track program, Americans will be given a chance to find and define their happiness the Finnish way.
Finland is also known for its saunas, reindeers, Nokia and the Santa Claus village. This Nordic utopia is sometimes called the Country of a Thousand Lakes, and it’s got 187,888 of them.
With the top Finnish ICT and gaming companies searching for the best tech talent in the U.S., Americans now have the opportunity to be the newest residents of the world’s happiest country!
For more information on working in Finland and the Fast Track program, click here. There is also a Business Finland site that can tell you even more details.
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