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Embassy of Finland in Ottawa is looking for an assistant

Embassy of Finland in Ottawa is looking for a locally hired assistant for a 2-year contract from May 15, 2019 until May 14, 2021 (start date negotiable), with possibility of renewal. Embassy of Finland offers an employer sponsored pension plan and healthcare benefits plan. Application deadline April 2nd, 2019.

Core responsibilities

  • customer service and switchboard (email inquiries, visitors)
  • assistant to Minister Counsellor and Trade Commissioner
  • other duties and tasks as assigned
  • substitute for the assistant to the ambassador

The duties may change later due to the internal operational needs of the embassy.

Language skills

Excellent verbal and written English is needed, Finnish and French considered an asset.

Other requirements 

Experience in comparable duties, strong team work & communication skills and computer skills are essential.  Previous work experience as an assistant, in customer service or/and in an international work environment is required.  A successful candidate has also ability to establish priorities and plan workload in order to meet deadlines. Appropriate training will be provided by the embassy. 

A successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Records Review check-in and/or security clearance as required by Finnish law.  More information about the Finnish security clearance can be found at

Who can apply?

All applicants must legally reside in Canada and be authorized to work in Canada.

How to apply?

Please send your application including your resume and salary request by April 2nd, 2019 by email to [email protected] 


For additional information contact Helena Pentinmäki, Second Secretary, tel: + 1-613-288 2236.