ANNOUNCEMENT 15 Aug 2011In August 2011, the government of Singapore announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
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Prime ministers office. (2011). Stricter criteria for foreign professionals. Available at http://www.pmo.gov.sg/content/pmosite/mediacentre/inthenews/primeminister/2011/August/Stricter_criteria_for_foreign_professionals.html
On 15 August 2011, the prime minister of Singapore announced further access restrictions for the Singaporean labor market. From 1 January 2012, the minimum salary to qualify for the "Employment Pass" shall be raised.
The designated minimum salaries, depending on category, are:
A prior raise of the minimum salary levels had become effective recently on 1 July 2011.
Tighter requirements on "Employment Pass" were put ahead as of 1 September 2012. The requirements concern the possibility to bring members of their family in the country. For details on the specifics for each category, please refer to the source.