S Pass minimum qualifying salary to be raised: Lim Swee Say

S Pass minimum qualifying salary to be raised: Lim Swee Say

Yahoo Singapore·2018-03-06 05:10

To improve the quality of Singapore’s foreign manpower, the minimum salary for S Pass holders will be raised to $2,400 from $2,200 per month in a two-step process, said Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say in Parliament on Monday (5 March).

The changes will be implemented in phases over the next two years, with a minimum qualifying salary of $2,300 for new S Pass applicants taking effect from 1 January 2019 followed by a minimum qualifying salary of $2,400 from 1 January 2020.

Speaking during Committee of Supply debate for his ministry, Lim said the revision aims to make the Singapore’s “one-third foreign (manpower) better”.

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