Finland Finnish Immigration Concerns

FINLAND: CALL FOR EMPLOYERS TO GIVE UP FINNISH REQUIREMENT FOR MIGRANTS…….

We know from experience that the Left would run riot with this.

But anyways, buried within this YLE story that drives the state owned meme of multiculturalism, this Pakistani actually delivers a salient point for those of us who warn against mass immigration of illiterates into the country.

Ali said his advice to new arrivals would be to get training fast. “You can do well in Finland if you’re already educated and have work experience,” Ali said. If you don’t have adequate skills then you need to study Finnish as soon as possible to make any progress, he advised.

First and foremost, the idea behind importing any potential immigrant should be, what do they offer the host society? If they’re not well educated, or not at all, as well as not having any adequate skills that benefit society, what would be the point in allowing them into the country?

Secondly, what type of professional would be best suited for recruitment as a potential immigrant candidate? I’m not exclusively talking about fields of expertise, but on what backgrounds do they come from. These potential new immigrants must come from a society that believes in the same principles of rule of law, pluralism and individual rights, or at least believe in these principles themselves.

This is why a quota system should be back in force, and an end to open ended mass immigration, it really doesn’t benefit society when huge numbers of migrants are on the dole.

NOTE: Being a true believer in Islam 101 would not be a qualifying trait.

Entrepreneur calls for employers to give up Finnish language requirement for migrants

The ability speak fluent Finnish has proven to be an insurmountable obstacle for many immigrants looking for work in Finland. The head of one software company says it’s time for employers to set aside the requirement.

Pöydällä eri ohjelmistojen päätelaitteita.
Image: Yle

Unemployment rates among non-Finns are clearly higher than among the native population. The inability to speak Finnish is often cited by some employers as an obstacle to hiring migrants.

However some entrepreneurs say that giving up the language requirement could help boost hiring rates among immigrants. Kimmo Koivu, board chair of the software firm Arc Technology is one of them.

Arc Technologyn hallituksen puheenjohtaja Kimmo Koivu.
Chairman of Arc Technologies Kimmo Koivu.Image: Yle

“I understand the need to speak Finnish for customer service jobs in which the main requirement is to interact with Finns. In our sector the working language is English and that’s not a handicap either, because nearly all Finns speak English. So I would encourage businesses to forget the language requirement for those jobs in which English is the dominant language,” Koivu remarked.

According to the board chairman the Espoo-based company abandoned the outdated language prerequisite years ago.

“We get many more applications and I’ve been pleased to see that we have many internationally-oriented Finns with the appropriate skills and background for our kind of programming work. Eventually it was our own Finnish employees who decided to change the firm’s official language to English,” he added.

From Pakistan to Finland — and employment

Pakistan-born system specialist Vahajat Ali Niazi came to Oulu four years ago for post-graduate studies. He says he manages fine with English in Finland, but still has some way to go.

“My plans for the future are clear. I’m studying Finnish and I want citizenship too,” the specialist said.

Ali said his advice to new arrivals would be to get training fast.

“You can do well in Finland if you’re already educated and have work experience,” Ali said.

If you don’t have adequate skills then you need to study Finnish as soon as possible to make any progress, he advised.

“Of course you have to at least learn the language because in many other jobs you have to speak Finnish,” he added.

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