Identification at Job Market Finland

As a rule, you can identify yourself at Job Market Finland through national E-identification. For users who do not have the possibility of strong identification, the Sinuna authentication service is used.

At Job Market Finland, users can browse information content and jobs without logging into the service. However, when a user wants to create a job applicant profile or publish a job posting, they must identify themselves at Job Market Finland. As a rule, identification takes place using the e-identification service. If the user is a citizen of an EU country other than Finland, they can use eIDAS identification as their primary identification method, which can also be accessed through online identification. 

If the user does not have access to E-identification, the user can log in to the service using Sinuna authentication. With the Sinuna authentication, the user can create a job applicant profile and apply for suitable jobs, but they cannot use the services provided by the authorities or employers or report household jobs. identification E-identification is a national, strong identification service that enables clients to log in to Finnish public administration electronic services. The identification is used in all services where the user's identity must be verified. After identification, the use of electronic services is secure. 

As a rule, identification at Job Market Finland takes place through the service. You can log in to Job Market Finland with Finnish online banking codes, Mobile ID, or a certification card. In addition, foreigner's identification methods are used.  

In other words, you can identify yourself in Job Market Finland with 

  • Finnish online banking codes, 
  • Mobile ID, 
  • certification card, 
  • means of identification of other countries authorised for cross-border identification in Europe.

The service offers a wide range of ways for identification. However, there are especially international experts who cannot identify themselves using Finnish or foreign identification methods. For them, Job Market Finland offers the Sinuna authentication service.

Alternative Sinuna authentication service 

Sinuna authentication enables identification for Job Market Finland for those users who do not have the possibility of strong identification. The service is provided by a non-profit Finnish Authentication Cooperative.

Authentication with the Sinuna service is based on a user name and one-time access code that is sent via email. The user's privacy is guaranteed, as the Sinuna service does not collect or pass on any additional information about the user. 

At Job Market Finland, Sinuna authentication is only intended for those who do not have the possibility of strong identification.

A user identified through Sinuna can: 

  • create a job applicant profile, 
  • receive job suggestions based on the profile data; and 
  • share the job applicant profile in the EURES service.

As electronic communication with authorities in Finland requires strong identification, it is not possible for those who have identified themselves through Sinuna to use the online service. It is also not possible to copy the job applicant profile to authority procedures for those who have identified themselves through Sinuna. In addition, the creation of a job posting for household employers has been excluded from users identified through Sinuna. If a user uses Sinuna authentication to create a job applicant profile and later wants to switch to e-identification, the existing information will not be transferred with the user but must be recreated.

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