Welcome to Kuopio!

There are over 2,200 foreign nationals living in Kuopio, which is around 2.1 % of the population (2013/2014). The foreign population consists of 95 different nationalities.

Immigrants come to Kuopio for different reasons. There are refugees, return immigrants, people arriving because of family ties, employees, students and those having got married coming here. For the city of Kuopio, multiculturalism is a source of strength that we want to develop. Different operators of the city work in cooperation to help return immigrants settle in.

The Integration Programme for Immigrants of Kuopio city is currently being updated. Once completed, the programme can be accessed from these pages.

Kuopio has also compiled an Internationality Programme, which is a joint cooperation programme for Kuopio city and its regional partners. The objective of the programme is to strengthen the competitiveness of Kuopio by developing the international business operations environment and promoting export and exchange. Another central theme is improving the conditions for international services as well as promoting general internationalism.

Guides for immigrants

Kuopio Immigrant Guide


Other guides for immigrants

General guides for immigrants (the web pages are only in Finnish, but you will find guides in different languages on them)


Photo Vicente Serra

Contact information

Kuopio Info
Street address: Kauppakatu 45
(Apaja Shopping Center)
Tel. 0800 182 050 (free number)
Tel. +358 44 718 2064  (chargeable)
Email: palveluneuvonta(at)kuopio.fi




The pages of Info Bank contain important basic information for immigrants on the functioning of society and opportunities in Finland.

>>> www.infopankki.fi