The 5 source nations for Singapore PR immigrants is topped by Malaysia with 44% of its nationals obtaining the Singapore PR. It is followed by China and India in the second and third positions respectively. The % of Chinese was 18% and that of Indians was 12%.
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The numbers of Chinese immigrants in Singapore reached 448, 556 in 2015 from 150,447 in 1990. This was an increase of 163%. Meanwhile, the numbers of Indian immigrants in Singapore reached 150,082 in 2015 from 14, 109 in 1990. This was a whopping increase of 964%, as quoted by the MFA GOV SG.
Overseas nationals can obtain the Singapore PR by obtaining the Entry Permit. The Work Pass System is the main policy instrument through which overseas immigrant workers are recruited and regulated by Singapore. This also concurrently forms the criteria for immigration selection. It consists of 4 major categories:
Singapore Work Permit
This is meant for semi-skilled or unskilled overseas workers. These are hired for low salary jobs usually in Services, Construction, and Manufacturing sectors.
Singapore S Pass
It is for skilled employees at the mid-level. They need to possess a monthly salary of minimum 2,200 S$. Some years of relevant work experience and Diploma/degree is also required.
Singapore Employment Pass
This is for skilled Executives, Managers, and Professionals. The minimum monthly salary of the applicant must be more than 3, 600S$ to qualify for the EP.
Singapore Personalized Employment Pass
SPEP is for high-earning overseas professionals whose monthly salary is more than 18,000S$. The salary must be above 12,000S$ for existing EP holders. PEP offers enhanced flexibility regarding the rules governing the stray and entry of the holder in Singapore.
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