Eligibility for employment, recruitment of foreign worker

 

Services Sector



Specific requirements

Companies in the service sector include engaged in the following business activities:
  • Financial, insurance, real estate and business services;
  • Transport, storage and communications services;
  • Commerce (retail and wholesale trade);
  • Community, social and personal services (excluding domestic workers);
  • Hotels;
  • Restaurants, coffee shops, food courts and other approved food establishments*;
  • Dispatch and delivery services; or
  • Hairdressing and beauty shops.
* Food-stall licensees are not allowed to employ Work Permit holders. Unlike restaurants operators, food-stall licensees normally operate small stalls in hawker centres, coffee shops or food courts. These are small establishments and can be operated by the licensees alone or with family assistance.

Other food and beverage establishments that wish to employ foreign workers have to produce NEA licences issued in the name of the body corportate, sole proprietor or partner for the purpose of work permit applications. NEA licences issued in the name of an individual (eg. a Director) will not be acceptable.

Approved source countries

Service & Manufacturing Sector companies can recruit workers from the following countries:
  • Malaysia;
  • Hong Kong;
  • Macau;
  • South Korea;
  • Taiwan; and
  • People's Republic of China (PRC)


Manufacturing Sector



Specific requirements

Companies in the manufacturing sector include those engaged in the following business activities:
  • Manufacturing of basic industrial acids and alkalis;
  • Mechanical engineering works;
  • Manufacturing and repair of oil/gas field machinery;
  • Manufacturing of waxes, polishes and deodorants;
  • Electroplating, hot-tip galvanising, die-casting and heat treatment;
  • Wafer fabrication plants; or
  • Food manufacturing.

Approved source countries

Service & Manufacturing Sector companies can recruit workers from the following countries:
  • Malaysia;
  • Hong Kong;
  • Macau;
  • South Korea;
  • Taiwan; and
  • People's Republic of China (PRC)
 


Foreign worker levy changes:


How to calculate your quota and levy bill:

Guidelines on computation of company's quota balance

The online quota calculator seeks to provide users with an indication of their Spass and work permit quota entitlement based on their input workforce numbers




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Eligibility for employment, recruitment of foreign worker

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