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Postby melbporean » Mon, 30 Mar 2009 1:35 pm

Please post CV's or Positions wanted in the Classifieds Section of this site, It's both free and not in violation of our forum policies.


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Postby MyCsPiTTa » Mon, 06 Apr 2009 12:34 pm

Hi melbporean,

Sorry to jump on your back but I'm similarly looking - I'm kiwi. Just wondering how you found the EPEC process? That lets you apply for jobs that require you to be an SG resident right? And then you need to actually be in SG to apply for any jobs?

Also just wondering what your thoughts are on trying to live on SG$2500? It sounds like rent alone will easily suck up most of that. I'm trying to get my head around it too...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 06 Apr 2009 6:15 pm


It only shows you that you are eligible, qualifications wise, to gain an employment pass. It does not, however, guarantee you a job here. The employer STILL has to apply for the Employment Pass and the employer still has to justify why he has to hire a foreigner to do the job. This is getting to be the hard part. So even though you have the necessary qualifications you still can be rejected if there are sufficient locals with the necessary skillsets in the industry you are trying to penetrate. (Of course, it sounds like you are going into a new area that wouldn't have had time to get saturated yet with locally trained individuals so you may be in luck. But you still need to remember that there is a recession going on and the employers are using that to screw everybody, left, right & centre!

I believe you are thinking of the LPR (Landed Permanent Resident) which is an entirely different kettle of fish.


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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 06 Apr 2009 6:34 pm

And just to add to SMS's comments: Nobody actually knows how MOM determines if the 'skill' is in shortage or not. You read the MOM website, you get an idea of who gets an EP and who doesn't by listening to the grapevine. So, when things get tough like they are now, maybe the old rules are out the window, maybe not. Can't tell, at least until more empirical evidence comes in as to what MOM is thinking and doing.

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