|Filipinos in Finland
Page updated 28.4.2016. suomeksi
In the beginning of the year 2016 there were 3 568 Filipinos living in Finland (354 more than last year). Of those, 2 496 were females and 1 072 males. Of them, 2 688 remained as Philippine citizens, 647 had double citizenship (Sources: Finland Statistics, Finnish Immigration Service.)
First Filipinos immigrated in the 1970s. The immigration increased towards the end of the 1980s and the1990s, when several tens of immigrants settled here every year.
Source: Finland Statistics.
Filipinos in Finland have been a very female dominated group of immigrants: nearly 80 percent of them were women until early 2000's. The persentage of women is now slowly decreasing, and was 70,4 % in the beginning of year 2013. Previously, the "males" in statistics were mostly boy children and only a few of them grown-up male migrants.
Most Filipinas have come via marriage, and a minority immigrated as workers of foreign embassies and diplomat families. A majority of Filipinos live in Southern Finland and in main cities, particularly in the national capital area (more than 60%), where they can meet other Filipinos in the Catholic Church and other favorite spots. Those who live in the countryside have more problems because of loneliness and isolation.
After the Finnish alien politics changed 2004, also the amount of immigrating Filipinos started increasing, among them more men than previously. For instance, in the year 2007 immigrated 114 Filipinos with a work permit, more than 50 % of them being males. In the year 2008 already immigrated 208 with work permit. They have settled in a variety of different jobs, but mostly in care-giving, cleaning and so on.
Usually Filipinos find jobs a bit more easily than many other migrant groups. Relatively high education, English skills, and Finnish relatives and friends who can help them in finding jobs are their best advantages. However, in Finland it is not easy to find job without knowing Finnish language.
Finnish-Philippine Society co-operates with the
migrant organizations, for instance:
Filipino foods in Finland
Lorna's Asian Store
Open every day in net. All kinds of Asian food products. You can either come and pick your foods in the store or order by mail.
Korppitie 28 A
(Vii-Voan Ngyen Thi Phuc T:mi)
Hämeentie 3, 00530 HELSINKI (Hakaniemi)
Asian Food Market
puh. +358-45-657 9247
Tmi Wirat Dolprasit
tel/fax 02-733 5757
040- 842 3244 Wirat (Thai/eng)
0400 435 435 Esa (Suomi/eng)
Keisarinviitta 20 A,
33960 Pirkkala (close to TAMPERE airport and ABC in Pirkkala)
NB! Foods are also sold by Internet.
Tel: 0400 851 631 (thai)
0400 861 872 (suomi)
Fax: 03 368 5322
Finnish - Filipino/Tagalog - Finnish dictionary
A new and larger dictionary with around 30 000 entries available. Please, ask / order (price 30 Euros + possible mail costs): Riitta Vartti, firstname.lastname@example.org,
tel. 040 8454 794.
Finnish for Filipinos: Sabihin Mo Ito Sa Finnish - Sano se suomeksi, look at page kielikurssit.html
Read here about Finland and find more information on Finnish lessons:
Finnish lessons for immigrants in capital area you can find also in this address http://www.finnishcourses.fi/fi
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