Salary cut-offs for Employment Pass, S Pass applicants raised thrice in less than 3 years

The upward adjustments mean that the qualifying salary for new EP applicants will rise to $5,000, nearly 40 per cent more than the $3,600 three years ago. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Employers looking to hire foreign workers will - yet again - have to grapple with paying them higher minimum salaries, as Singapore bumps up salary thresholds for new Employment Pass (EP) and S Pass applicants for the third time in less than three years.

The latest changes will see these qualifying salaries go up by $500 from September, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong announced in his Budget speech on Feb 18.

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