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Can foreign employees be hired by a company based in Singapore?

Employment Law

Can foreign employees be hired by a company based in Singapore?

Yes, once a company is incorporated in Singapore you can hire foreign employees. This comes with a set of conditions that’s related to foreign employee hiring.

A company based in Singapore has a quota system when it comes to hiring employees as Foreign Workers or S pass holders. You are required to hire a certain number of Singapore residents in the company before work pass to a foreigner can be applied for. The quota varies from sector to sector.

If you are hiring employees in the technical, managerial and specialist role under employment pass, then the quota is not applicable in this.

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