The goal of Work in Estonia is to introduce Estonia as an attractive living and working destination to potential, talented would-be employees worldwide. We also work towards simplifying the process for local companies to employ overseas experts. Work in Estonia is a program led by Enterprise Estonia.
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International House of Estonia is a service centre for international specialists in Estonia to communicate with the state, to receive counselling and to create a network. Our purpose is to support a smooth relocation process to Estonia. International House of Estonia opened its doors in the Ülemiste City in Tallinn in November 2018.
In cooperation with the Institute of Baltic Studies, Work in Estonia launched an interactive roadmap for international recruitment, which helps Estonian entrepreneurs get a step-by-step overview of what kind of requirements they have to fulfil for international recruitment and what kind of authorities they have to contact to do so. At the end of the roadmap journey, you can generate a PDF version or share a link of the specific journey via email.
Available in three languages: Estonian, English and Russian.
All the job offers that have been posted in English to the most popular job portals (CV.ee, cvkeskus.ee, Jobbatical.com, Euraxess Estonia) are automatically fetched to our website. However, if you have not posted your job offer on any of them, please send us a link to your active job offer (URL) via e-mail and we will post it manually on workinestonia.com.
If you have an active job offer, feel free to send us the link. We will promote it through our social media channels (20,000+ followers) and in our newsletter for potential candidates (5000+). Take note: we can only share links to job offers that have full descriptions and your HR contacts on them. Please provide an URL to an active job offer.
• Marketing materials
To make Estonia more visible and attractive for an international talent pool, Work in Estonia produces and provides marketing materials that are free to use – videos, expats´ testimonials, campaign visuals, landing pages, articles, research materials and more. Feel free to use them.
Work in Estonia performs recruitment marketing campaigns (online, PR, events) in selected countries. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date with all relevant news and get invitations to participate with your company.
In 2018, Work in Estonia team plans to visit approx. 4 events abroad to help Estonian companies recruit ICT specialists from abroad. For example, in December we attended the biggest software conference in Riga with 5 Estonian employers (Helmes, MOVE Guides, Starship Technologies, Twilio and Axinom). In 2017 we also visited events in Ukraine and Turkey. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date with all relevant news and get invitations to participate with your company.
Now, a free specialised career counselling service will be offered to the spouses of foreign specialists coming to Estonia. Read more
Moving to another country can be a little challenging. Finding out where to live, how to manage with the necessary paperwork, where to go out and how to get by in general, usually takes a little research. To welcome all the newcomers and help them settle in smoothly, we have published a special handbook Destination: Estonia – Relocation Guide. The online book is also a useful tool for all the employers looking to hire foreign specialists to work in Estonia. It covers all the basic subjects from formalities to free time gathered into a beautiful publication with additional links and sources to make relocating to Estonia easy for everyone.
The relocation guide is available in 3 languages: English, Finnish and Russian. If you would like to have some printed copies, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide them for you.
New version of Relocation Guide coming in November 2019!
We have prepared sample contracts (e.g. employment contract) in English. Feel free to use them.
Employers can start applying for the Enterprise Estonia foreign ICT specialists recruitment grant from the 14th of May. The grant is 2,000€ per one hired ICT specialist. Read more
In case you have any questions or suggestions about recruiting and relocating foreign specialists to Estonia, feel free to contact us via email@example.com.
Services for employers by other institutions:
The Welcoming Programme consists of: basic language training at A1 level; a basic module that provides primary information for settling in Estonia; various thematic modules – working and entrepreneurship, studying, research, family life, children and young people, and international protection. Participation in the programme is for free. Read more
They advise foreigners, who wish to do the following in Estonia: to settle, live, work, engage in entrepreneurship, research, or study. They offer their services via phone, email, Skype call or by appointment. The services are for free. Visit their website
EURES (European Jobs Network) is a cooperation network designed to facilitate the free movement of workers Europe. EURES operates in all EU member states, as well as in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Read more
Read about local employers´ experience with hiring from abroad.