Category Archives: Latest Updates

Stricter Employment Pass Approval Criteria

The Singapore Manpower Ministry has been tightening the criteria for approval of employment pass when companies intend to hire foreign professionals in Singapore. Employers who persist in hiring them for no good reason and fail to have concrete plans to nurture their Singaporean staff will find it harder to operate and expand in Singapore. The ministry… Continue Reading

What Is Personalised Employment Pass?

A personalised employment pass is quite different from other types of work passes in Singapore. The other types of work pass in Singapore include the following: the Singapore Employment Pass, the Work Permit, the S Pass, and the Dependent Pass. The personalised employment pass differs from these in one crucial aspect – as it is “personalised”,… Continue Reading

New Singapore Employment Pass Qualifying Criteria in 2019

MOM regularly reviewed the salary and other qualifying criteria from time to time in order to keep pace with the wages of Singaporean professional and technical staff. This is to discourage employers from favouring foreign candidates instead of locals for professional and technical vacancies in Singapore. The current minimum singapore employment pass qualifying salary of SGD3,600.00… Continue Reading

Working Opportunities for Long Term Visit Pass Holders

Long Term Visit Pass There are a total of 14,694 foreigners married to Singapore Citizens who are living in Singapore on the Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) and Long-Term Visit Pass-Plus (LTVP+) schemes as of December 2014. Many foreigners newly married to Singapore citizens are not eligibile for permanent residence or citizenship. Instead, they are issued… Continue Reading

The slideshow presentation provide tips and guides on how to get your Singapore employment pass application right and successful the first time. This information is presented in a concise manner and it also provides a background information, trend and key statistics about foreign employment numbers in Singapore. It also describes the types of work pass available… Continue Reading

Recent Changes to Singapore Employment Act Affecting Singapore Employment Pass

Foreword Work, employment and the associated toils, troubles and remuneration constitute a crucial part of the lives of the modern worker today. Indeed, this spans a complex issue that comprises something of a conflict of interest between the employer and the employee. While the average employer might not be so outwardly calculating, employers would love… Continue Reading

Singapore Employment Pass Assessment Criteria Tightened Further

The application process for Singapore Employment Pass (EP) has been further tightened in late 2016 with additional criteria applied for new applications of Employment Pass (EP) holders in recent months. In the past, employment passes were approved based on an applicant’s qualifications, experience and salary. But since the middle to the end of 2016,  companies… Continue Reading

Employment Issues Facing PMETs in Singapore

The number of workers laid off in 2015 was 15,580 , an increase of 20% compared to 12,930 in 2014. The employment numbers showed that Professional, managers, executives & technicians (PMET)s formed more than 70% of the redundancies. There is also a broad based decline in the vacancies available across various industries in Singapore. However, only about… Continue Reading

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