MP Pritam Singh
MP He Ting Ru
MP Gerald Giam
MP Louis Chua

Mr Pritam Singh asked the Minister for Manpower (a) whether any studies have been carried out on the number of Overseas Networks and Expertise (ONE) Passes the Ministry intends to issue particularly with regard to the impact on job opportunities for Singaporeans; and (b) what are the objective criteria set for the issuance of the ONE Pass to individuals who do not meet the $30,000 per month salary threshold.

Mr Pritam Singh asked the Minister for Manpower what is the Ministry’s consideration for exempting the top 10% of Employment Pass holders from the Fair Consideration Framework job advertising requirement and the Complementarity Assessment Framework.

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Manpower in relation to the newly announced Overseas Networks and Expertise (ONE) Pass (a) whether there is any target or projections on how many applicants will be granted the ONE Pass annually; (b) if so, what are these target or projected numbers; and (c) whether there will be enhanced or stepped up checks on applicants for ONE Pass to ensure the veracity of information provided during the application process.

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Manpower (a) what are the planned promotional, awareness-raising activities or channels to promote the Overseas Networks and Expertise Pass; (b) which agencies will be in charge of these activities; (c) what is the timeline for such activities; and (d) what is the annual budget proposed to be allocated to these activities.

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Manpower regarding the new Overseas Networks and Expertise (ONE) Pass (a) what is the maximum number of companies that a ONE Pass holder may work for; (b) whether the minimum monthly salary of $30,000 is an aggregate of the salaries from the multiple companies that the pass holder is employed in; and (c) if so, what is the minimum salary that the pass holder must receive from each company.

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Manpower in light of the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) job advertising duration requirement reverting to 14 days from 28 days from 1 September 2022 (a) what is the percentage of successful hires from job listings for the period 1 October 2020 to 31 August 2022 compared to the period before the extension; (b) what is the number of job applications received during the 28-day job advertising period, broken down by the number of days since the job listing; and (c) what is the average number of applicants shortlisted for an interview for work pass applications that are deemed to have fulfilled the FCF requirements.

The Minister for Manpower (Dr Tan See Leng): Mr Speaker, may I have your permission to take oral Question Nos 1 to 18 in today’s Order Paper in my Ministerial Statement to be delivered later.

Ministry of Manpower
12 September 2022

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