Wednesday, January 13, 2010

For Non-Singaporeans Looking to Work in Singapore...

To be able to reach as much job seekers needing help as possible, Singapore decided to make its presence felt on some of the most popular social media sites in the country. Indeed, having accounts on facebook, friendster, tagged, among others, helped the site to expand its network to unspeakable bounds. Singapore's business is to provide job seekers with the resources they need -- through said sites, we are able to connect to job hunters from other countries as well. Our many past interactions with non-Singaporeans looking to work in Singapore pushed us to create this post.

If you are a non-Singaporean looking to work in the stable lands of Singapore, you are very much welcome to look for openings in Singapore jobs sites just like our site,; however, it's be best for you to read about the work environment and employment regulations in the country first. Having this knowledge will definitely smoothen the flow of your employment process. No matter what type of a worker you are, you will need to secure a work permit, for instance. The Ministry of Manpower's official website lists down five types of work passes:

1. Employment Pass -- for foreign professionals
2. Work Permit (Foreign Worker) -- for unskilled or semi-skilled foreign workers
3. Work Permit (Foreign Domestic Worker) -- for foreign workers who wish to work in Singapore households
4. S Pass -- for mid-level skilles workers such as technicians
5. Personalised Employment Pass - Singapore EPs are tied to employers. If an EP holder leaves his company, for instance, his EP is cancelled and must leave the country immediately. In contrast, a PEP holder is able to remain in Singapore for up to six months after unemployment to evaluate new employment opportunities.

For more details about Singapore Work Passes, please visit The Ministry of Manpower's website.

We also advice you to familiarize yourself with the environment in Singapore before exploring the Singapore job market. Contact Singapore offers tons of facts about Singapore.

Questions? Please feel free to contact us.

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