Immigrant services

We provide information and guidance for immigrants and help with integration. We also provide services for international students!

We offer guidance and advice to immigrants and help them integrate into their new home. We also provide services to international students! 

Our services for immigrants support, advise, and guide those who have moved to Kuopio from abroad to help them become a part of their new home region. We help immigrants find the services they need in their new hometown and support them as they settle in Kuopio. We work together with several different actors. 


Guidance and advisory services for immigrants 

Our service is intended for all immigrants in Kuopio and Siilinjärvi, regardless of their reason for moving to the region or residence permit status. We provide low-threshold guidance and advice based on multidisciplinary collaboration. 

We’re here to offer guidance and advice on any issue, big or small. 


  • education/training and competence development 
  • job search and employment 
  • if you are unsure which authority you should contact 
  • leisure time activities 
  • income 

You can come without an appointment: call us, send us a message, fill in a contact form down this page or book an appointment at 

Our services are free of charge, and you can use our services anonymously if you wish. 

If necessary, we can enlist the help of an interpreter. 


Mon–Thu, 12:00–15:00, without an appointment.
On Thu also in Arabic.

Location: Navigaattori, Torikatu 5, Kuopio 

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