SG raises Employment Pass salary criteria to $4,500

How the change in Employment Pass salary criteria aims to help the locals

These changes have been made to stimulate support for local employees struggling with the rising retrenchments, in this global pandemic. In supporting affected local employees, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo, said “It has always been made known to employers that if they are in a position to consider candidates from different sources then, they must not favour foreign applicants over local applicants who are equally qualified or equally suitable for the job”.

Increment in S Pass salary criteria

For S Pass workers the qualifying salary has been increased by $100, from S$2,400 to S$2,500. Similar to the Employment Pass changes, older and more experienced S Pass holders will be affected by this change and their minimum qualifying salary will increase accordingly.

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