Written Answer by Dr Tan See Leng to PQ on number of work permit holders who earn basic wages from a) $3,000 to less than $4,500 and b) more than $4,500
NOTICE PAPER NO. 583 OF 2021 FOR THE SITTING ON 2 AUGUST 2021
QUESTION NO. 986 FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
MP: Mr Leong Mun Wai
To ask the Minister for Manpower what are the respective current numbers of work permit holders who earn basic wages (i) from $3,000 to less than $4,500 and (ii) more than $4,500
- As of December 2020, excluding migrant domestic workers, the median fixed monthly salary of Work Permit Holders (WPHs) is around $1,100. Nearly all WPHs (about 98%) earn less than $3,000 per month.
- We would also like to remind the member that WPHs are subjected to quotas and levies, which vary by sector. In addition, employers are required to meet additional conditions including source restrictions and security bond requirements. WPHs are also required to go for six-monthly medical examinations, and face marriage and pregnancy restrictions.