Kansainvälisen harjoittelun haettavat paikat keväällä 2019


Kanadan Sanomat, Thunder Bay and Toronto, Canada

Program Finnish newspapers abroad (Ulkosuomalaiset lehdet)
Employer Kanadan Sanomat, Thunder Bay and Toronto
Training Period

1.7.2019. - 31.12.2019 Thunder Bay and Toronto (two trainees for each placement), training period may change due to the need of Kanadan Sanomat, and two placements may start in October-November, Kanadan Sanomat will negotiate training period with applicants

  • responsibility for a variety of features and news items each week, i.e. researching and compiling material and content, conducting interviews as necessary, writing articles and features, editing submissions, editing and laying out articles and advertising
  • representing Kanadan Sanomat at various events in Toronto's and Canada's Finnish communities and reporting and writing articles on those events, some photography will also be required
  • representing assigned Finnish communities at the paper (i.e. to make sure the paper is covering events and communities from all parts of Canada)
  • participation in the technical production of the pages (InDesign and Photoshop skills required) may be included
  • assisting in the updating and development (both content and creative) of the internet pages of Kanadan Sanomat
  • other tasks and duties as required
  • being an integral, active and enthusiastic member of a team environment
  • the duties are bilingual, assignments would appear in the paper either in English or Finnish


  • end level studies in journalism or communications
  • work experience in journalism
  • fluency in written and spoken English
  • at least basics of photography
  • interest in promoting Finnish culture and Finnish language and in explaining Finnish phenomena for the Finnish-Canadian audience


  • Skills in InDesign and Photoshop
  • proof of English language skills (e.g. university certificate)
Salary EDUFI scholarship 1100 €/month
Working language
English (application should be written in English) and Finnish
Accommodation The employer will help in finding accommodation, trainee will pay for it.
Additional information

Working hours are generally from ten to five but the editorial staff has to cover some weekend functions, and some travelling is necessary. Operational late evening hours are also possible. The weekly working hours are normally 40 hours.

Preselection of candidates is done at EDUFI, the employer will make the final decision. EDUFI and Kanadan Sanomat will provide the selected trainee with information on the work permit application process. The upper age limit for the work permit is 30 years.

Additional information on the newspaper and tasks:

Liisa Qureshi service@vapaasana.com and http://finnishcanadian.com/