Foreign workers from approved source countries working in the construction, manufacturing, marine, process or services sector.
A Work Permit (WP) is generally issued to foreign unskilled and semi-skilled workers.
The duration of a Work Permit is generally 2 years, subject to the validity of the worker’s passport, the security bond and the worker’s employment period, whichever is shorter.
The worker is only allowed to work for the employer and in the specified occupation.
Only eligible candidates will be considered for an S Pass. Criteria include a minimum salary of $2,200 and acceptable qualifications.
The S Pass is for mid-skilled foreign employees (e.g. technicians).
Only eligible candidates will be considered for an Employment Pass. Criteria include a minimum salary of $3,300 and acceptable qualifications.
The Employment Pass is for foreign professionals.
Personalised Employment Pass
Eligible high-earning foreign professionals can apply for a Personalised Employment Pass. Pass holders have greater job flexibility than with other work passes. However, they need to meet certain requirements to hold the pass.
Your proposed business needs to meet certain requirements for you to be eligible for an EntrePass. These may include funding from an accredited source, intellectual property, research collaboration or being an incubatee.