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hador7
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Post by hador7 » Sat, 12 Jul 2008 12:13 pm

Hi, I'm Canadian and currently working in Toronto, Canada for an International Tech company as a sales consultant. The company has a large office in Singapore, which has a lot of open job postings.

I visited Singapore last year for my vacation and I loved it. So I'm thinking of moving to Singapore to work, and applying to some of these jobs.

How do I go about this? Should I be applying for permanent residency? Or is there a work VISA? Is there something my company can do? How long is the process?

I'm absolutely clueless.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 12 Jul 2008 1:54 pm

Go through your company as they already have a office here. That way they will be able to handle all the work for you. The employer has to apply for the Employment Pass anyway and you cannot apply for PR yet. Have you talked to your own HR department?
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Post by hador7 » Sat, 12 Jul 2008 2:15 pm

I haven't talked to them yet. I was thinking that I had to apply for the employment pass first and then apply for the job. Is it the other way around? So I apply for the job first and then get the employment pass?

And let's say I do get the job, how long is the process of getting an employment pass? Is there a high rejection rate? How long is the pass valid for?

A little background about me:
I'm 26 years old, have a bachelor's degree at a Canadian university, and have worked professionally in the IT field for 3 years.

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Post by maasgar » Tue, 22 Jul 2008 2:36 pm

Hi,

There is a way to get "landed immigrant" status. That will give you 1 year to look for a job while being in Singapore. Once you get a job, your status may be changed to that of a regular immigrant.

www.smcmc.com

I am also finding out more about it. At the moment, I am comparing that option with EPEC (Employment Pass Eligibility Certification)

BR,
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Post by sierra2469alpha » Tue, 22 Jul 2008 2:59 pm

Hi new friends!

Firstly, a really good start (we were told about this when we first registered here), was to use the search function up on the top right of all the pages here. Also, check some of your local Singaporean Cahmbers of Commerce - that's always helpful!

Hope this helps - if you have specific questions then post back!!!

Take care! P & C

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