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Getting a job with LTVP and SPR

Postby riri85 » Tue, 16 May 2017 1:19 pm

I've been trying to search the forum on a topic specific to this and can't really find so I'll just go ahead and post it.

As the law now seems quite confusing, correct me if i'm wrong.

LTVP holders are now permitted to work, but they need to obtain a Letter of Consent (LOC) from MOM.
Depending on your "type" of LTVP, Marriage to SC, married to SPR, etc, whether you can work with LTVP comes into question as well?

1. I am SC, my wife is on LTVP and ICA said its possible to get employed if we can get an employer to get LOC.
Is this correct?

2. I've been reading on this forum that LOC is harder to get now, because the ministry is clamping down.
My wife is 25, Indonesian Chinese, Full time degree in Econs and business management.

I understand that it depends on quite a few factors and my wife's education/age etc comes into play.

Would anyone have any idea which jobs are being affected?
Because she is trying to get an admin role. (She used to work as a PA to directors)

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Re: Getting a job with LTVP and SPR

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 17 May 2017 3:21 am

Assuming she can find a role at a reasonable salary (too low and MOM won't entertain (this is what caused the clamp down - working too cheap and taking a job that most any Singaporean could do, it should be a problem. Now it is no longer just about willing to work but to be suitable qualified (more or less) for the position and not appearing to undercut locals for the position.

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Re: Getting a job with LTVP and SPR

Postby riri85 » Wed, 17 May 2017 9:47 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Assuming she can find a role at a reasonable salary (too low and MOM won't entertain (this is what caused the clamp down - working too cheap and taking a job that most any Singaporean could do, it should be a problem. Now it is no longer just about willing to work but to be suitable qualified (more or less) for the position and not appearing to undercut locals for the position.


I see. Well we've just started trying and we are hopeful for some positions.
But the problem is some PA jobs are O/A levels.

So really uncertain if she is able to get a letter of consent for these jobs.

From what a recruitment consultant told me, is employers are unwilling to hire people on LOC from recruitment agencies as they do not wish to pay a fee.

Makes getting hired so much more difficult

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Re: Getting a job with LTVP and SPR

Postby Barnsley » Wed, 17 May 2017 10:23 am

riri85 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Assuming she can find a role at a reasonable salary (too low and MOM won't entertain (this is what caused the clamp down - working too cheap and taking a job that most any Singaporean could do, it should be a problem. Now it is no longer just about willing to work but to be suitable qualified (more or less) for the position and not appearing to undercut locals for the position.


I see. Well we've just started trying and we are hopeful for some positions.
But the problem is some PA jobs are O/A levels.

So really uncertain if she is able to get a letter of consent for these jobs.

From what a recruitment consultant told me, is employers are unwilling to hire people on LOC from recruitment agencies as they do not wish to pay a fee.

Makes getting hired so much more difficult


Isn't the answer to your quandary to not use an agency?
Life is short, paddle harder!!

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Re: Getting a job with LTVP and SPR

Postby riri85 » Wed, 17 May 2017 11:27 am

Yes it is. Directly to employers is prob the best solution, but its really more difficult though :mad: :mad:

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Re: Getting a job with LTVP and SPR

Postby riri85 » Wed, 17 May 2017 3:56 pm

I think the biggest problem we face now is that employers think that people on LTVP are employed as foreigners.

We have sent a few messages and the most annoying reply we keep getting is "We do not have quota for foreigners"

When we try to educate, it usually gets ignored.

Bloody frustrating :(


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