There are two YTK membership alternatives: a combined membership and a fund membership, subject to the following conditions:
You are a wage earner as defined in unemployment security legislation.
A wage earner is an employee who works in an employment relationship or in a public service employment relationship. You cannot join YTK as an entrepreneur.
- You are employed at the time of joining.
In other words, you cannot join when you are unemployed, laid off full-time, on an unpaid sick leave, on parental leave, or performing military service. If you are unemployed, you can join only with certain restrictions as a person returning to the Finnish labour market from abroad.
You are under the age of 68.