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Address and opening times

Our address is Kilpisenkatu 1 D. It is in the center of Jyväskylä, close to the central bus stops. Please, see the Google map.

Our office is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Due to the coronavirus situation in Jyväskylä, we hope that you make an appointment with our advisors. See their contact information below.

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Services for Immigrants in Jyväskylä

International Jyväskylä – Info Center is a multilingual service point, where one can get guidance and counseling on topics related to everyday living in 16 different languages.

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In the Jyväskylä pages you can find more services for migrants

Our services

The Expertise Centre for Immigrants project (ESR) promotes the employment of migrants and the identification of skills.

Immigrant customers: The Expertise Centre for Immigrants supports foreign-language customers to improve their Finnish in Finnish language trainings, get to know more about the basic job seeking and support them to find their own expertise to promote employment through individual guidance and counselling.

Employers: Employers are offered Finnish language coach services to the workplace, guidance and advice on the employment of immigrants, and support for intercultural interaction.

Partners and networks: The project develops and strengthens cooperation between actors promoting employment, shares good practices and reduces overlapping activities.


The project is carried out by the City of Jyväskylä's Employment Services and part-implemented by Paremmin Yhdessä ry (NGO).


The aim of the projects is to develop services and a support structure that creates solutions to the challenges of high unemployment among migrants
Project sub-objectives:

  • promote and speed up the entry of migrants into working life
  • improve knowledge recognition and development
  • support entrepreneurship
  • develop the city's coordinating role
  • closer cooperation between employment promoters
  • share good practices
  • reduce overlap
  • lower the threshold for employers to recruit migrants

The implementation period of the project is 1 December 2020 - 31 May 2023.
The project is funded by the European Social Fund of the European Union, the City of Jyväskylä  and Paremmin Yhdessä ry.

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Project Manager
Päivi Ylinen

Substitute tel. Päivi Pöntinen
tel. 050 576 0579

Coordinator-Communications officer
Riitta Saastamoinen
tel. 050 590 9288