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leo
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Aussie wanting to live in Finland

Post by leo » Thu Apr 29, 2004 4:13 am

Hi all,

I'm very keen to live and work in Finland for a year or so. My grandparents immigrated from Finland to Oz in the 1950's and have always wanted to live there for a year or so.

I work in the Health/ Health Research area. I have a completed a Bachelor of Applied health Scienece and Masters in Applied Epidemiology.

I have been to Finland twice before, have a basic understanding of the language (improves so quickly after being there) and have a large extended family there.

Does anyone have any suggestions about getting a job there? Considering my family links would i be considered for a different type of Visa?

All help is appreciated. :D



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Post by Hank W. » Thu Apr 29, 2004 9:45 am

Well, there is a site in Oz with the Finns at http://www.dundernews.com I think theres some Q&A.
Now if you're under 30 you can easily come over to feel around with a 'working visitor' visa. If your grandparents were born in Finland then you maybe can claim Finnish citizenship (check http://www.uvi.fi ), but then again if you're a bloke under 30, off to the military you go (or try to squirm out of it). There is a lot of need for medical personnel, but as you have a 3rd country (mind the pun) qualifications, you need to apply for qualifications here and spend some time in class to learn the 'Finnish way' (search in here, we just had a discussion over this for doctors) - that is definitely if you want a tenure in the university/public hospital sector. Companies might not be quite as fussy.
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Post by leo » Thu Apr 29, 2004 9:51 am

Thanks for the info Hank.


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Post by Hank W. » Thu Apr 29, 2004 9:52 am

You're welcome, if you want any specifics we'll see if we can help.
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Post by PeterF » Thu Apr 29, 2004 9:58 am

Master in..applied epidemiology..
What sort of position/company would use that skill/qualification.?
OK:.Hospital...but exclude hospitals..where else..
Do Diacor have a research section...?
By the way...bit of humour.. :wink:
http://www.fbckenner.org/cartoon/slides ... iology.gif

As Hank says..be carefull about playing the "Finnish Citizen" via Grand Dad card..could find your self in the Finnish Army Medical Corp! :roll:


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Post by Hank W. » Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:02 am

Whats wrong with the Medical Corps? (Except Hank the ambulance driver)
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Post by leo » Fri Apr 30, 2004 2:36 am

Peter, workplaces may include KTL (or similar orgaisations), Universities or hospitals. Like the comic!

Anyway i'm goign to follow up with the Finnish consulate here about visa's etc.


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