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Posted on September 08 2022

Here's ONE Pass, a new work permit to fill skilled jobs in Singapore!

By Editor
Updated July 25 2023

News highlights

  • Singapore has introduced the ONE Pass and taken other steps to promote easier hiring of expats to join jobs in Singapore.
  • Singapore is aiming at attracting more leaders in the fields like science, technology, arts, sports, and engineering.
  • Singapore is aiming at increasing value addition for the manufacturing sector by 50%.
  • Singapore aims at raising annual exports to S$1 million by 2030.

Singapore is in no mood to mellow its pace of recruiting skilled and qualified foreign nationals to do jobs in Singapore. These skilled individuals are sought after in the fields of science, engineering, arts, culture, and sports. To this end, aiming at bringing more leaders in various fields from overseas, this country has introduced the ONE pass (Overseas Networks and Expertise).

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What is ONE pass?

The ONE Pass is a personalized pass issued to top talent in business, sports, arts & culture, academia & research, and science & technology. This is a new pass that provides flexibility in employment by letting eligible applicants simultaneously start, operate, and work for more than one company in Singapore at any point in time.

Eligible candidates for the ONE pass can apply directly for it. Details on the process of application will be made available closer to January 1, 2023. The first-time candidates will get the ONE pass for a period of 5 years. They can renew it for further 5-year periods subject to meeting the criteria.

To be eligible, candidates must either

  • Earn a minimum fixed salary of S$30,000 every month within the last year, or
  • Is sure to earn a minimum fixed monthly salary of S$30,000 under their future employer with their base in Singapore.

If you are an individual with achievements considered outstanding in the fields of sports, arts & culture, academia & research, and science & technology, you can qualify for the ONE pass. It won’t be necessary for you to meet the salary criterion mentioned above.

Also read: Jobs outlook in Singapore for 2022

What motivated Singapore?

World nations are making great efforts to go back to the growth trends of the pre-COVID era. Top economies of the world like Germany, the UK, and the UAE are sharply focusing on bringing in more highly-talented top achievers from overseas to meet their scarcity of workers.

Singapore understands the significance of this move and is taking its own stride on the same path to ensure better growth and improved stability. Singapore’s Minister of Manpower, Tan See Leng stated that the country is seeking quality rather than quantity. This indicates that whatever step Singapore is taking in relation to immigration, the aim is to utilize the contribution of exceptional skills and talent in people.

What’s Singapore aiming at?

Singapore is aiming at boosting innovation and improving productivity, which are key requirements for the country. The country wants to raise value addition in the manufacturing sector by 50%.  Singapore is also aiming at increasing its annual exports to S$1 trillion by 2030. This will come to $712 billion.

Another policy Singapore wants to implement is to provide improved flexibility in the job sectors. This will mean measures like accommodating a wider variety of people and their partners.

If you are willing to migrate to Singapore, talk to Y-Axis, the leading immigration and career consultant in the UAE.

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