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The new criteria for EP's w.e.f. March 2014

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 20 Mar 2014 3:39 pm

Q, P2 & P1 have been done away with, and have been replaced with a single being, the EP or Employment Pass.

The difference is in the details, with the opening bid at $3300/mo (new grads, etc). Accompanying family members will be allowed in depending on the basic salary.

Fixed monthly salary = between $4,000 and $8,000

Dependant's Pass
Spouse (legally married)
Unmarried children under 21 years old, including those legally adopted

Long Term Visit Pass
Common-law spouse
Unmarried handicapped children above 21 years old
Unmarried step-children under 21 years old

Fixed monthly salary = $8,000 and above

Dependant's Pass
Spouse (legally married)
Unmarried children under 21 years old, including those legally adopted

Long Term Visit Pass
Common-law spouse
Unmarried handicapped children above 21 years old
Unmarried step-children under 21 years old
Parents


You will note, that there is no provision for the parent's of the trailing spouse. This will upset some, for sure.

There are no changes for WP, S Pass, PEP or EntrePass. Yet.

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Re: The new criteria for EP's w.e.f. March 2014

Postby hilkit » Sun, 12 Mar 2017 11:27 pm

Hi, the new regulation say that for an EP holder to bring parent here, one must have a minimum salary of 10k.

My question: if my salary is 9.75k and on top of that I have an 8% SRS contribution from the company (which make my total reward surpass 10k), am i eligible for a LTVP for parent?

Thanks

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Re: RE: Re: The new criteria for EP's w.e.f. March 2014

Postby ecureilx » Sun, 12 Mar 2017 11:32 pm

hilkit wrote:Hi, the new regulation say that for an EP holder to bring parent here, one must have a minimum salary of 10k.

My question: if my salary is 9.75k and on top of that I have an 8% SRS contribution from the company (which make my total reward surpass 10k), am i eligible for a LTVP for parent?

Thanks


From what I know, contribution to SRS does NOT count.

Approaching MOM may get you replies like "each application is reviewed on individual merits ... "

You may approach MOM for clarification.

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Re: The new criteria for EP's w.e.f. March 2014

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 13 Mar 2017 6:50 am

Minimum Salary is your basic salary without any additional emoluments or allowances. Your basic salary must be at least 10K/mo before adding in any other benefits. They "have" to have a cut-off somewhere, and sure it's going to hurt some, but there you go. You cannot please everybody and if they start toing and froing they may as well write it up as "we'll see - but don't count on it".

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Re: The new criteria for EP's w.e.f. March 2014

Postby The Ref » Wed, 15 Mar 2017 8:44 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Minimum Salary is your basic salary without any additional emoluments or allowances. Your basic salary must be at least 10K/mo before adding in any other benefits. They "have" to have a cut-off somewhere, and sure it's going to hurt some, but there you go. You cannot please everybody and if they start toing and froing they may as well write it up as "we'll see - but don't count on it".


Or you can informally approach your boss and explain to them that you love your job but are struggling with looking after your parent. For a minor payrise of as little as $250 per month you will be able to bring you parent here. Next time pay reviews are happening it will be in their mind 8-)

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Re: RE: Re: The new criteria for EP's w.e.f. March 2014

Postby ecureilx » Wed, 15 Mar 2017 8:48 pm

The Ref wrote:
Or you can informally approach your boss and explain to them that you love your job but are struggling with looking after your parent. For a minor payrise of as little as $250 per month you will be able to bring you parent here. Next time pay reviews are happening it will be in their mind 8-)


on the dot pay levels are seen suspiciously by MOM, sometimes ...

A revision to 10,500 $ or higher may raise less eyes, or so I feel ?

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Re: RE: Re: The new criteria for EP's w.e.f. March 2014

Postby The Ref » Wed, 15 Mar 2017 9:10 pm

ecureilx wrote:on the dot pay levels are seen suspiciously by MOM, sometimes ...

A revision to 10,500 $ or higher may raise less eyes, or so I feel ?


A 2.5% payrise is much easier to get than 7.5% and in line with inflation

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Re: The new criteria for EP's w.e.f. March 2014

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:40 am

^^^This.

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 16 Mar 2017 1:15 pm

The Ref wrote:A 2.5% payrise is much easier to get than 7.5% and in line with inflation


true :D


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