Do you have a summer job to offer?
Announce your summer job voucher vacancy by filling in the form behind the link. The City of Oulu summer job voucher can be used for employment by companies, associations, societies, organisations, clubs, or foundations in the Oulu region (Oulu, Hailuoto, Ii, Kempele, Liminka, Lumijoki, Muhos, and Tyrnävä).
Summer job voucher subsidy
You can use the summer job voucher to hire a 15 – 17-year-old person (born 1 May 2005 – 30 April 2008) to work in the summer season 1 May – 30 September 2023. A young person may use one summer job voucher during the summer, and the voucher is for personal use only.
We subsidise employers for 320 euros of a summer voucher employee’s salary. The subsidy will be paid to the employer after the employment.
The summer job voucher employment lasts for two weeks and includes 30 hours of work per week or a total of 60 hours during the summer season. If the total number of hours is less than 60, the summer job voucher compensation will be paid according to the actual work hours.
A summer job voucher cannot be used simultaneously with other summer job models directed to youth (e.g. Tutustu työelämään ja tienaa model).
Fair compensation for summer employment
If you hire a youth with a summer job voucher, you must pay them according to collective labour agreement or a generally binding labour agreement for the duration of the summer job. If the field of employment does not have a collective labour agreement or a generally binding labour agreement, the summer employee must be paid a basic salary of no less than 370 euros for the summer job. If the basic salary is less than 370 euros, the summer job voucher grant shall not be paid. In addition to the basic salary, the summer employee must be compensated for vacation days and also observe possible evening and weekend allowances. For more specific instructions, please consult the labour agreement of your field and the generally binding labour agreement.
An excess share will fall to the employer in the salary expenses. In addition, the employer will pay the statutory side expenses for the salary.
The law on young employees must be observed for the summer employment.
Apply for the subsidy at eAsiointi
The City of Oulu has transferred the application process for the summer job voucher subsidy to the electronic eAsiointi service. Use of the service requires strong electronic identification and authorisation for doing business on behalf of a company ID. Accepted forms of authorisation include a general signature right or more specifically an authorisation item entitled ”Submitting a subsidy application” for which there are separate instructions. You can find more information about authorisations from this link (in Finnish). You will need the data of the company and the young employee from the filled-in summer job voucher. A job contract and verification of salary payment shall be included as attachments. You can enter the eAsiointi service from this link.
If you are unable to access eAsiointi, please make sure that your network connection is sufficient. Refreshing the page is often helpful. You can also try accessing the page on a different browser (Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge). If none of these measures help, you can contact kesatyo(at)businessoulu.com. Once you have submitted an application via eAsiointi, the system will send you notifications about the progress of your application to the e-mail address you provided. Please, also remember to check your junk mail folder for these messages, if necessary.
The City of Oulu supervises its necessary obligations according to the Act on the Contractor’s Liability also when granting and paying benefits and subsidies. If the applicant does not belong to the advance collection register, the recipient of the subsidy must be able to verify the fulfilment of required obligations, if requested. See complete instructions at vero.fi service.
Summer job voucher is for employers in the Oulu city region
The summer job voucher can be used for employment by companies and third sector bodies operating in Oulu, Hailuoto, Ii, Kempele, Liminka, Lumijoki, Muhos, or Tyrnävä.
A private person cannot hire a summer employee with the voucher subsidy. The employer must have a company ID.
How to proceed
- When you have found a suitable summer employee, make sure that they have a summer job voucher issued by the City of Oulu.
- Agree on the pay with your young employee before work starts. If the field of employment does not have a collective labour agreement or a generally binding labour agreement, the summer employee must be paid a basic salary of no less than 370 euros for the summer job. If the basic salary is less than 370 euros, the summer job voucher grant shall not be paid. In addition to the basic salary, the summer employee must be compensated for vacation days and also observe possible evening and weekend allowances.
- Make a written agreement with your employee, stating the start and end dates of the employment, the number of hours, the tasks to do, and the salary. Print out the job contract form. When it comes to insuring your employee for occupational accidents, consult your insurance company.
- Ask your employee for the original summer job voucher in which they shall fill in their personal data.
- When the summer employment is over, pay your employee their salary immediately. Remember also to write them a job certificate for the summer employment.
- Ask your young employee and their guardian for their consent to hand over their information to BusinessOulu employment services (EU General Data Protection Regulation). You do not have to deliver the form to the City of Oulu.
- When you have paid your employee their salary, log in to the eAsiointi service and do as follows:
- fill in the electronic summer job voucher application (information from the voucher sheet) and attach the following appendices:
- signed job contract
- official verification of salary payment, stating the employee’s name, identity number, basic salary and the employer payments paid (see payments in the next section). The last salary receipt will do. You can use services such as the Palkka.fi page to pay the salary and print out a salary receipt by logging in to the service. The latest pay slip will suffice, if it shows the salaries paid during the summer period. Self-made receipts or cash ones are not acceptable verifications for salary payment. If requested, the subsidy recipient must be able to verify the fulfilment of required obligations.
- We will pay the summer job voucher subsidy of 320 euros based on the application and appendices. The application and appendices must be submitted by 31 October 2023 through the electronic eAsiointi service.
We will switch to a fully electronic procedure in the application of summer job voucher grants in 2023. If you do not have the possibility to use eAsiointi, you can contact kesatyo(at)businessoulu.com concerning the matter.
Please, also note that the summer job voucher subsidy will not be paid if the summer employee has been paid a salary that does not meet the terms, documentation is lacking, or it has not been submitted in time. The City of Oulu cannot be invoiced for the summer job voucher transaction.
If requested, the subsidy recipient must be able to verify the fulfilment of required obligations. Below is a list of the most essential issues. For a complete set of instructions, please go to vero.fi.
- Tax withholding from salary payment
- Medical insurance payment (employees aged 16–67)
- The medical insurance must be paid even if tax cannot be withheld, for example if tax withholding is not necessary according to the employee’s income tax card.
- Employment pension insurance payment (TyEL) (employees aged 17–68)
Unemployment insurance payment (employees aged 18–64)
- If the amount of monthly income exceeds the limit of insurance obligation
- If the employer pays salaries in an amount of more than 1 400 euros during a calendar year
- Unemployment insurance payment is collected from the beginning of the month following the employee's 18th birthday
- Occupational accident and illness insurance payment
- If the employer pays salaries in an amount of more than 1 300 euros during a calendar year
- The insurance must be in force when the employee starts work.
No medical insurance, employment pension insurance, or unemployment insurance payments need to be paid from the salary of an employee who is under 16 years of age.
If the operations of a benefit or subsidy recipient do not include payment of salaries, there are no obligations concerning social insurance payments either.
For more specific information, visit the vero.fi portal.
- eAsiointi (only in Finnish)
Instructions for acquiring suomi.fi authorisation (only in Finnish)
- Palkka.fi salary calculator (only in Finnish and Swedish)
- Employees social insurance payments 2023
- Paying a salary via palkka.fi service (only in Finnish and Swedish)
- Declare the salaries you have paid to the income register
- Job contract form
- Job certificate form
- Act on young employees
- Occupational safety and health, young employees
- Government act – young employees and specific harmful and hazardous work (only in Finnish)
- Work hazardous for a young employee must be declared - Occupational safety and health bulletin 3/2021
- Under 18-year-olds and mowing the lawn (only in Finnish)
- Selling alcohol - Valvira
- Collective labour agreements (only in Finnish)
- More information about preliminary tax withholding register and applying for inclusion