Do you want to have more friends and networks? Want to know what is happening around you? Check out these useful groups to expand your social contacts in Oulu.
International Spouses in Oulu
This Facebook community is to help expatriate’s spouses in their integration into Oulu. In this group we make new friends and provide peer support to each other: we give and receive advice, and share experiences.
Oulu International Women’s Club
Oulu International Women’s Club is a club for the international women living in the Oulu area.
They usually meet once or twice a month, to hang-out, swap gossip, see things and network. Activities range from hiking (in summer and winter), sipping coffee, going to the local pub to listen to music and drink Finnish beer (yuck), make-up and hair evenings, summer picnics, winter skiing trips, the list is endless!
Entrecom Enterprise Community creates a local network and community for non-capital regions of Finland. Entre#Oulu project focuses on community building for the Northern Ostrobothnia region.
EntreCom is a supportive international community of people who never stop learning. They focus on helping with international talents’ employment and self-employment regardless of their nationality.
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International working women of Finland Ry
A vibrant community of women from all walks of life living in Finland. Aim is to empower community members and provide them with a safe space to develop as an individual professionally or personally.
Potential to grow
Would you like to spruce up your working life? Meet potential future collaborators? Grow your network? Or connect with English-speaking Finns and Friends?
If you answered yes just once, then follow Potential to grow ‑group. Having the right mindset, being curious and meeting inspiring people does make the difference between getting your dream role, the right business knowledge or opening doors that are completely shut. We would love to help you make those contacts.
International Professionals Finland
International Professionals Finland ry (InterProFinland) is a registered association in Finland aimed at providing customized guidance and creating collaborative opportunities for International Professionals to establish and use their skills in Finland.
International friends in Oulu
International friends in Oulu is a Facebook-group where people from other cultures could find friends here and we local people could find friends from other cultures. Join if you would like to have international friends in Oulu!
Employment and career
The goal of Motio project is to guide unemployed people living in Oulu and people outside the working life to work and study. Their team assists, among other things, in making CVs and job applications, as well as in job searches.
Their services are free of charge and currently available in English, Finnish and Arabic. Meetings are arranged in advance by email or phone (call or WhatsApp). Visiting address is Isokatu 56.
Momentum provides high-quality career services for highly educated job seekers and university students in Northern Finland.
“We exist because the solution for the fast integration of newcomers to the labour markets needs to be created now.” Startup Refugees is a social innovation founded in Finland. Together with a network of more than 1000 members, they offer asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants support in employment and entrepreneurship.
Are you interested in working in social services or healthcare? Or are you considering a study path in the field?
Do you need support in continuing your current studies in the social services and healthcare field? Do you want help in finding employment in the sector or support in coping at work?
In the SoteStartti-project, they support you in your study- and career planning in social services and healthcare. They offer you individual guidance and support and job coaching. Coaching is free of charge for you, and you can join quickly and easily.