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What is the Household Services Scheme?

The Household Services Scheme (HSS) allows companies in this sector to hire migrant workers to carry out part-time household services, such as home cleaning.

Difference between getting a helper and HSS

Migrant domestic workers live with their employers, and can only work for them. 

Workers from HSS companies can be deployed to multiple houses on a part-time basis to provide select household services. They also do not live in the houses that work at.

Families who need household services on an ad-hoc basis can engage the service of a HSS company, instead of hiring a full-time live-in helper.

To get part-time help with household chores

You can contact any of these HSS companies.

Companies keen to be part of HSS

Companies providing household services can email us at to be considered for the HSS. If approved, your company will be eligible for the following:

  • Additional Work Permit quota. We will assess your company’s headcount and employee composition to determine the additional quota entitlement.
  • Hire female workers from India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka or Thailand, in addition to the existing source countries for the services sector.

From 1 Sep 2021, Cambodia will be added to the list of approved source countries that HSS companies can hire workers from. Please refer to the press release on the formalisation of the HSS.