Embassy of Finland, Ottawa
Compartment no 6 at Toronto International Film Festival
11. – 14.9.2021
Cannes winner Compartment no 6 comes to Toronto.
The Gravedigger's Wife at Toronto International Film Festival
11. – 17.9.2021
Khadar Ayderus Ahmed's The Gravedigger's Wife comes to Toronto after screening in Cannes in the Critics' Week competition.
World Circular Economy Forum 2021
13. – 15.9.2021
WCEF2021 hosted by Canada and Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra is an online circular econonmy event, open to all.
Covid-19 News for Canada
Canada has relaxed entry requirements for fully vaccinated travellers eligible to enter Canada and vaccinated with accepted vaccines, as of September 7, 2021.
Legislative proposal on long-term D visa facilitates labour migration
The government proposal on the introduction of a long-term national D visa in Finland promotes labour migration and includes the preparation of a fast track pledge. According to the proposal, the national D visa would first cover specialists, growth or start-up entrepreneurs and their family members.
Mikko Koivumaa appointed as Director General of Communications at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
The Government has appointed Mikko Koivumaa as Director General of Communications at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs starting on 18 October 2021. The term of office will be five years. Koivumaa is currently Director of Communications at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.
Travel recommendations to be updated for individual countries
In future, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs will update its travel advice for each country individually. In our advice, we will continue to take into account the recommendations with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, issued by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, and the general security situation in the country in question.