On 13th November, I will be presenting alongside Alka Chandiramani, to discuss employment and entrepreneurship options in Singapore. We will share the latest information whether you are looking to start a business or looking for employment. For more information and to secure your ticket, please visit their website.
On Friday 13 September, I will be presenting at The Assembly Hall’s “Essential Guide to Starting a Small Business” workshop alongside Jacqueline Van Herk of Sugar and Spice Consultancy, Claire Bull of Think Virtual Marketing and Kate Donnan of Delilah Creative. We will be covering the below topics that will assist you with setting up your business.
How to register and set up your business
How to set up and take charge of your finances
Creating a brand for your business
Setting up your website
As a part of MOM’s continuous review of the manpower needs to support the Singapore economy, MOM have issued a press release updating the employment pass (EP) salary criteria for foreigner’s applying for an employment pass to work in Singapore from 1 January 2017.
From 1 January 2017, the qualifying salary for new EP applications will be raised from $3,300 to $3,600. All new EP applications will be assessed on the new qualifying salary subject to meeting other criteria based on academic qualifications and work experience. The current practice of assessing new EP applications for applicants with many years of work experience and the requirement to command higher salaries will continue.
Employers will have sufficient time to adjust to the new salary threshold for their existing EP holder employees as follows:
a. EP’s expiring before 1 January 2017: Renewal: for a duration of up to three years, based on existing EP criteria ($3,300 threshold).
b. EP’s expiring between 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2017 (both dates inclusive): Renewal: Will be able to renew, for a duration of one year, based on the existing EP criteria ($3,300 threshold).
c. 1 July 2017 onwards: Renewal: Will have to meet the new criteria ($3,600) for renewal, for a duration of up to three years.
If you have queries regarding the changes to the qualifying salaries for new EP applications and your current EP holder employees, please contact us at CSLB Asia via email at email@example.com.
It was great to meet with members and guests of the American Association on the 30th September. Thank you to the CRCE for the opportunity.
Here are the PowerPoint slides on our topic "Recent changes to working landscape for DP holders".
Please get in touch if you require more information.