Local administration

The municipalities have a general and coordination responsibility for the development, planning and monitoring of immigrant integration at local level. Within their area, the municipalities are responsible for creating, implementing and developing an integration programme, as well as monitoring the realisation of the programme and its effects.

The Employment and Economic Development services (TE services) carry the main responsibility for the integration of immigrants who have registered as jobseekers. Together with the ELY Centres, the TE services are responsible for organising employment services that promote and support integration, literacy education and basic education for immigrants who have registered as jobseekers.

The police supervise compliance with the Aliens Act. The police also implement decisions on deportations and refusals of entry.

Further information:

Immigration and multiculturalism (In Finnish, kuntaliitto.fi)
Integration services for immigrants (te-palvelut.fi)
Immigration matters (poliisi.fi)