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How are PMETs counted under the Diversity (C3) and Support for Local Employment (C4) criteria for COMPASS?


If your employees are They are counted as PMETs if they

Earn at least $3,000 in fixed monthly salary, as declared in their work pass application.

Note: The PMET count for foreign employees excludes: 


(Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents (PRs) your organisation contributes CPF for)

Earn at least $3,000 per month, based on the CPF Ordinary and Additional wages declared for CPF contributions.

  • The fixed monthly salary of $3,000 is the same as the S Pass qualifying salary for renewals. The amount will be revised alongside future increases to the S Pass qualifying salary.
  • PRs are considered as foreigners based on their nationality under C3 (diversity) but are counted as locals under C4 (local PMET share).