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Cooks from Malaysia

Postby midnitesun » Tue, 13 Apr 2010 10:00 pm

What is the citeria of bringing cooks, bakers from Malaysia to work in Singapore. My cousin is planning to set up a food business ( Penang cuisine and bakery biz) in Singapore and he intended to employ his friends from Penang to help him to start up the biz in Singapore.
Can anyone help to share how is the procedure to follow and what is the requirements.
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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 13 Apr 2010 10:06 pm

You won't. How much you planning on paying? S pass very hard to get.

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Cooks from Malaysia

Postby midnitesun » Tue, 13 Apr 2010 10:11 pm

These cooks have been working with my cousin in Malaysia and my cousin has seen came back to Singapore for good thus he is thinking of starting a food biz but doing mainly Penang cuisine. As for the salary he is lookint into between $1300 - $1500/month. As compared to Malaysian salary, the salary they are getting in Spore is almost double.
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Re: Cooks from Malaysia

Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 13 Apr 2010 10:16 pm

midnitesun wrote:These cooks have been working with my cousin in Malaysia and my cousin has seen came back to Singapore for good thus he is thinking of starting a food biz but doing mainly Penang cuisine. As for the salary he is lookint into between $1300 - $1500/month. As compared to Malaysian salary, the salary they are getting in Singapore is almost double.


Search for work permit or S pass. You'll find that it will be very hard to get your Malaysian friends a work permit.

First, you are not paying enough for an S-pass. Second, the ratio of Singaporeans to S-pass workers has been increased. The idea is that more local people will be employed.

The reality, according to a restaurant friend of mine is that many restaurants have personnel shortages... they can't hire enough Singaporeans at the low wages they pay to import enough S pass workers.

So, maybe someone else has a different experience... I just don't think you will be successful in getting work permits.

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Re: Cooks from Malaysia

Postby midnitesun » Tue, 13 Apr 2010 10:22 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
midnitesun wrote:These cooks have been working with my cousin in Malaysia and my cousin has seen came back to Singapore for good thus he is thinking of starting a food biz but doing mainly Penang cuisine. As for the salary he is lookint into between $1300 - $1500/month. As compared to Malaysian salary, the salary they are getting in Singapore is almost double.


Search for work permit or S pass. You'll find that it will be very hard to get your Malaysian friends a work permit.

First, you are not paying enough for an S-pass. Second, the ratio of Singaporeans to S-pass workers has been increased. The idea is that more local people will be employed.

The reality, according to a restaurant friend of mine is that many restaurants have personnel shortages... they can't hire enough Singaporeans at the low wages they pay to import enough S pass workers.

So, maybe someone else has a different experience... I just don't think you will be successful in getting work permits.


Tks SE, one of the reason why my cousin is not employing Singaporean is mainly because of specific working experience. He has already done his research and found out that the Singaporean cooks could not taste/feel the authentic taste of the Penang cuisine. That is the main problem here. Btw, what is the minimum salary for S pass?
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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 13 Apr 2010 10:28 pm

S$1800

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 one 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.

Read this about work permits.

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


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