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What do they mean with 'eligible to work'

Postby serve_the_servants » Wed, 28 Apr 2010 11:04 am

In my jobhunt right now for an EP offer, I read plenty of advertisements that say:

only applicants that are eligible to work in Singapore may apply

Before I start puling a dead horse, I want to make sure that I will be considered eligible.

What is eligibility in this case? Does PEP / EPEC fulfill this requirement? PEP is an Employment Pass and a green light to get started and EPEC is a certificate that you have a good chance of gettig one.

Or is this just another way to say, only PR and Singaporean?

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Postby Saint » Wed, 28 Apr 2010 11:11 am

Singaporeans, PRs primarily and prehaps PEP and DP holders but to a lesser extent

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Postby serve_the_servants » Wed, 28 Apr 2010 11:37 am

So the PEP / EP status is still in the 'grey area' and not confirmed as being eligible :(

Thanks for clarifying.

Did anyone manage to be invited for an interview under these specifications?

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Postby Saint » Wed, 28 Apr 2010 11:47 am

serve_the_servants wrote:So the PEP / EP status is still in the 'grey area' and not confirmed as being eligible :(

Thanks for clarifying.

Did anyone manage to be invited for an interview under these specifications?


An EP is tied to a specific position within a company and can't be transfered to a new position for another company. If you get a new position you have to apply for a new EP and there's no Guarantee it will be approved.

A PEP allows you to move between jobs but is only valid for 5 year and is non renewable. A company can easily employ a PEP holder but what happens when the 5 years is up??

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Postby serve_the_servants » Wed, 28 Apr 2010 11:58 am

You are right, if they do not grant you PR, you have to switch back to an EP after 5 years PEP?

I read a lot about PEP / EPEC on this forum, but did not see a real case that emphasizes which road is the most easy to find a job.

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Postby Saint » Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:10 pm

serve_the_servants wrote:You are right, if they do not grant you PR, you have to switch back to an EP after 5 years PEP?

No one knows what happens after 5 years yet, it's supposed to be a stepping stone to PR so not sure what happens if you try and apply for an EP. I've got a feeling it will get rejected in most cases.

I read a lot about PEP / EPEC on this forum, but did not see a real case that emphasizes which road is the most easy to find a job.

Well obviously having a PEP is easier for finding a job, having an EPEC still means the company has to apply for an EP which can be rejected in the same way as any EP application

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Postby serve_the_servants » Wed, 28 Apr 2010 5:26 pm

Thanks, I guess that I go for PEP based on the 7k rule


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