The following changes will be implemented in the construction sector from 1 Jan 2024:
- The Dependency Ratio Ceiling (DRC) will be reduced from 1:7 (87.5%) to 1:5 (83.3%).
- The Man-Year Entitlement (MYE) framework will be dismantled.
- Levy rates for Work Permit holders will be revised as follows:
|Source country or region / Tier
|NTS - Higher-skilled
|NTS - Basic-skilled
|Malaysia, NAS, PRC - Higher-skilled
|Malaysia, NAS, PRC - Basic-skilled
|Off-site - Higher-skilled
|Off-site - Basic-skilled
Note: BCA will announce the facilities eligible for Off-site levy rates closer to 2024. For more information on BCA’s current Off-site Construction special scheme, refer to BCA’s website.
The MYE framework will be dismantled from 1 Jan 2024 onwards, and firms will no longer need to apply for Man-Year Entitlement (MYE) or Prior Approval (PA) before applying for a Work Permit for NTS or PRC workers. The revised steps for a Work Permit application will be updated closer to 2024. Find out more.