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S Pass and points system

Postby wongyy83 » Thu, 22 May 2008 9:45 am

May I know does anyone knows the details on how the point system affects individual criteria (Education qualification, Salary, work experience etc) for S Pass application? For example, which criteria has a higher point if one meets the criteria?

For my friend from Nepal, he is holding a proficiency level certificate in commerce from Tribhuvan University. He has 12 years of work experience in Travel line. He is lately asked to work in Singapore branch. May i know what is the chance of getting the s pass? Isthe proficiency level certificate in commerce regarded as a professional certificate? Is there any other factors that can help to increaase the chances of him getting the S Pass? He knows very well the tourism of Nepal and the legislation and the language used over there that is why he was appointed.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 22 May 2008 10:34 am

We are not privy to the internal marking system used by the MOM.

This is not published on their website either. Most of what we know has been gleaned from various sources over the years.


Eligibility


The S Pass is for foreigners who earn a fixed monthly salary of at least $1,800. S Pass applicants will be assessed on a points system, taking into account multiple criteria including salary, education qualifications, skills, job type and work experience.

S Pass applicants accumulate points based on how far they meet the criteria. As a general guide, these criteria can be broadly described as (for illustrative purposes only):

* Salary - refers to a minimum fixed salary of $1,800.
* Qualification - generally refers to degree or diploma level educational qualifications.

Technical certificates can be considered. These are, very broadly, courses that train the applicant to be a qualified technician or specialist in their chosen field. The certification should comprise of at least 1 year of full-time study.

* Job type - generally refers to professional, specialist or technician level jobs.
* Years of Work Experience - generally refers to the number of relevant years of work experience that the applicant has for in the job being applied for.

Work Permit holders who wish to apply for the S Pass must ensure that they meet the above requirements.

You can view our newly introduced Strategic Skills List to see what types of jobs positions are expected to be in high demand in Singapore over the next few years.

To check if you qualify for an S Pass, please take the Employment/S Pass Self-Assessment Tool


Employment/S pass self-assessment tool

If he qualifies there then he has a chance. It's not a guarantee however as the employer needs to show reason why they need to hire a foreigner. So even if qualified, the sponsor also has to qualify as well.

It's a two-fold process/appliction

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Postby wongyy83 » Thu, 22 May 2008 11:20 am

Hi, thanks for the info. He has actually done the online self assessment. He is likely to get the S Pass from the test but we are assuming that the proficiency certificate he has is a professional certificate.

By the way, do you mean the main issue of S pass is actually how badly the sponsor needs that foreigner as compared to a Singaporean? If that is the case, does a higher salary given by the sponsor makes a very big difference? The position title and work experience and knowledge also plays a big part?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 22 May 2008 1:18 pm

wongyy83 wrote:Hi, thanks for the info. He has actually done the online self assessment. He is likely to get the S Pass from the test but we are assuming that the proficiency certificate he has is a professional certificate.

By the way, do you mean the main issue of S pass is actually how badly the sponsor needs that foreigner as compared to a Singaporean? If that is the case, does a higher salary given by the sponsor makes a very big difference? The position title and work experience and knowledge also plays a big part?


You have got it. Why should any government let foreigners come in to take away jobs that can be filled by locals with the same qualifications? doesn't make much sense does it. A government's duty to it's citizens it to protect them, and as a part of that, protecting their opportunities from unscrupulous employers who would hire a foreigner to save a few dollars.
Qualification - generally refers to degree or diploma level educational qualifications.


However, I seriously doubt that a proficiency cert is the same level as a diploma. So if you put your educational qualifications down as a Diploma I think you may be building you self up for a letdown. As I said, that site is only a guideline. It is not the adjudicator.

The higher salary only changes the level of the Pass primarily so no it does not mean that one will get more points. Exception maybe in the case of a P1 pass and the Company being a MNC.

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Postby wongyy83 » Thu, 22 May 2008 1:46 pm

Oh.. i did not put the education qualification as diploma.. I only put as professional cert. is that more appropriate?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 22 May 2008 2:34 pm

I thought you said it was as proficiency cert? Put what you want......

It's only a tool after all, but remember if you lie on the tool and base all your decisions on that result, you may be in for a rude awakening when you get here. It's not like a CV where you can BS your way through an interview if the interviewer is not good. You are overstating your qualifications to a machine to justify making an expensive trip for possibly nothing? The mind boggles. :shock:

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Postby wongyy83 » Thu, 22 May 2008 4:46 pm

Actually I am just curious if a proficiency certificate in Commerce can be considered a professional certificate or not. It is not as if I want to lie on a tool to let it run a result that will make me happy or something. It is just that I do not know exactly for the qualification part which one should I choose that is why I am asking the question. Yes, I do know the possibility of getting the S Pass is very slim due to my friend's education qualification. Hence, I am asking if there are other ways to increase merits in other areas that my friend is stronger at.


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