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Foreigners seeking employment in Singapore

Postby sajeewaw » Tue, 17 Mar 2009 8:15 pm

I am a foreigner who is willing apply on above mention option with the help of a sponsor. In the web site they have mentioned that they check below qualifications. Is that mean that we need to have qualification only form that particular institutes/universities?



· National University of Singapore
· Nanyang Technological University
· Singapore Management University
· Nanyang Polytechnic
· Ngee Ann Polytechnic
· Republic Polytechnic
· Singapore Polytechnic
· Temasek Polytechnic
· Ecole Superieure Des Sciences Economiques Et Commerciales (ESSEC)
· Insead (Singapore)
· NYU Tisch School of the Arts
· S.P. Jain Centre of Management Singapore
· University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (Singapore)
· University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Singapore
· Digipen Institute of Technology

I am having a UK digree and I want to know wetehr i am eligible for this or not.

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Postby durain » Tue, 17 Mar 2009 8:31 pm

yes you are eligible for it, provided there is a job for you. you only get an employment pass when you get a job offer.

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Postby winger7 » Sun, 22 Mar 2009 10:28 am

im looking to move to singapore but ive never lived in singapore and i posses a uni degree from laurentian university in canada which is recognized there. I guess the picture would be different then wouldnt it? Honestly im starting to wonder if moving there is such a realistic thing afterall.

I only have 6 months of teaching english experience in a kindergarten and been working at a hotel at front desk for a year.

I would also like to know what methods are usually being used to secure a job before landing in singapore? and what are my chances? :(

I know the economy is poor worldwide but what about when the economy picks up again...any chance?

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Postby durain » Mon, 23 Mar 2009 12:33 am

how long is a piece of string? :roll:

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Postby ksl » Mon, 23 Mar 2009 12:49 am

winger7 wrote:im looking to move to singapore but ive never lived in singapore and i posses a uni degree from laurentian university in canada which is recognized there. I guess the picture would be different then wouldnt it? Honestly im starting to wonder if moving there is such a realistic thing afterall.

I only have 6 months of teaching english experience in a kindergarten and been working at a hotel at front desk for a year.

I would also like to know what methods are usually being used to secure a job before landing in singapore? and what are my chances? :(

I know the economy is poor worldwide but what about when the economy picks up again...any chance?


It is a very difficult time, although i do believe native English language Kindergarten teachers are in very short supply, because the pay is very low, your best chance is to find employment in a private teaching school like I can read, that also teach local and expat children, the pay is between 4 and 5k a month i believe. Rental prices are still dropping.

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Postby winger7 » Wed, 01 Apr 2009 1:07 pm

ksl wrote:
winger7 wrote:im looking to move to singapore but ive never lived in singapore and i posses a uni degree from laurentian university in canada which is recognized there. I guess the picture would be different then wouldnt it? Honestly im starting to wonder if moving there is such a realistic thing afterall.

I only have 6 months of teaching english experience in a kindergarten and been working at a hotel at front desk for a year.

I would also like to know what methods are usually being used to secure a job before landing in singapore? and what are my chances? :(

I know the economy is poor worldwide but what about when the economy picks up again...any chance?


It is a very difficult time, although i do believe native English language Kindergarten teachers are in very short supply, because the pay is very low, your best chance is to find employment in a private teaching school like I can read, that also teach local and expat children, the pay is between 4 and 5k a month i believe. Rental prices are still dropping.


thanks for the response, i guess i will try my luck anyway...i suppose thru the generic websites like jobsdb and all? im not sure if i would enjoy teaching at a kindergarten again to be honest, but i suppose landing in singapore with a job first is a solution to anything right...including changing to a different job :)

i have considered the lpr pass and all too, but im not sure if i would be able to sustain for many months seeing how i dont have a fortune of savings, and i would need a return ticket as soon as im broke..

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Postby chixchix » Sat, 04 Apr 2009 7:41 am

My brother in law ,is a foreigner and did his Degree here with a UK University, He applied for EPEC and got the Long Term EMployment Pass approved with ICA.



http://www.mom.gov.sg/publish/momportal ... _List.html


at the above link, you can choose UK ,then see in the list if your university is stated there or not. If it is ,then you may go ahead and apply for the Pass, which enables you to find a job here.

After which with the Pass, you can try to look for a job. ( This pass doesnt mean its a Employment Pass ).Your future employer will have to submit an application for EP.











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Postby winger7 » Sat, 04 Apr 2009 1:21 pm

thanks a lot chixchix! i think i might have browsed thru that piece of information before, my degree is from Canada and the university is in the list.

i suppose the suggestion is to physically land in singapore, and then look for a job? it might not be so realistic for me seeing how i might spend all my savings within a few months without a job, just wondering if its possible to have a job in hand before landing there thats all, thanks anyway! :D

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Postby Irenejoy.chua » Sat, 18 Apr 2009 11:49 pm

Hi there, I am a foreigner looking for employment in Singapore. I have 5 years experience in Product management, development and Marketing Communications within the telecommunication industry in New Zealand particularly.

I would like to work in Singapore given the opportunity, though I am very aware that the job market is tight and the economy isn't doing very well, but I believe professional with good skills and experience can still find work and it's worth the gamble. So I intend to stay here for 1 month until I find work, unfortunately when it runs out I have to take the risks of getting out and getting it stamped again ( which is the unfavourable option t go with)...

I applied for EPEC visa online but unfortunately got denied. I tried looking at the personalised visa avenue, however I got stuck because I haven't earned $ 7,000 a month just yet. Is there any other visa that anyone could suggest that I could apply for ?


Thanking you guys in advance, any suggestions, feedback or comments are welcomed.

Thanks

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Re: Advice on Visa

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 19 Apr 2009 3:47 pm

Irenejoy.chua wrote:I applied for EPEC visa online but unfortunately got denied. I tried looking at the personalised visa avenue, however I got stuck because I haven't earned $ 7,000 a month just yet. Is there any other visa that anyone could suggest that I could apply for ?


If you don't qualify for the EPEC then it's pretty much a done thing. If you cannot qualify on the educational level, how it an employer supposed to both justify why they need to hire a foreigner first of all, and secondly, hire one who doesn't meet the educational requirements of the MOM? 'fraid it gonna be rough trying to fly that one, to be very frank.

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Postby winger7 » Tue, 21 Apr 2009 5:34 am

Hey guys I just had another question...say I did choose to move to Singapore with the EPEC visa (I know for sure that I qualify), how much with savings should I have? How much would minimal expenses be before (fingers crossed) I end up booking my return ticket? :???:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 21 Apr 2009 7:00 am

winger7 wrote:Hey guys I just had another question...say I did choose to move to Singapore with the EPEC visa (I know for sure that I qualify), how much with savings should I have? How much would minimal expenses be before (fingers crossed) I end up booking my return ticket? :???:


durain wrote:how long is a piece of string? :roll:

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Postby BazaY » Thu, 21 Jan 2010 8:14 am

http://www.mom.gov.sg/publish/momportal ... _List.html

My country is not even listed in the table at link above.
Does this mean that I can not apply for EPEC ?

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 21 Jan 2010 8:29 am

BazaY wrote:http://www.mom.gov.sg/publish/momportal/en/communities/work_pass/other_passes/Employment_Pass_Eligibility_Certificate/Selected_Institutions_List.html

My country is not even listed in the table at link above.
Does this mean that I can not apply for EPEC ?

You can always apply and the fact that your Institution is not listed does not mean you will be automatically rejected.

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Postby BazaY » Thu, 21 Jan 2010 8:53 am

x9200 wrote:You can always apply and the fact that your Institution is not listed does not mean you will be automatically rejected.


Thank you.


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