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Advance Placement Scheme (APS) for Migrant Domestic Workers

Find out if you are eligible for a migrant domestic worker (MDW) on the Advance Placement Scheme and the participating employment agencies you can approach.

What is it

The Advance Placement Scheme (APS) for Migrant Domestic Workers (MDWs) is a pilot which started in August 2016. It was proposed by the employment agency industry to enable faster placement and better matching of MDWs for employers with caregiving needs.

Participating EAs are allowed to source for and bring in a specific number of MDWs before they have found an employer. This enables employers to conduct face-to-face interviews with prospective MDWs to facilitate better matching. As these MDWs are already in Singapore, they can also be quickly deployed to the households.

Who is eligible

To qualify for APS, you need to be eligible for the MDW Concessionary Levy scheme.

Participating employment agencies

You can approach any of the following EAs to enquire about hiring an APS MDW:

EAs participating on Eldercarer MDW SchemeShow

EA Licence number Email
1.Care Employment Agency 13C6415
A4 Employment Agency 12C6236
Achieve Employment 12C5848
Active Global Specialised Caregivers 13C6324
Best Home Employment Agency Pte. Ltd 96C5039
Budget Employment Agency 17C8574
Homekeeper International 09C5350
Homekeeper Jobsplacement 09C5352
Maid Management Services 03C4432
Patience Employment Agency 06C4819
Raymond Maids Employment Centre 99C4728
Summit Manpower 13C6349

EAs not participating on Eldercarer MDW SchemeShow

EA Licence number Email
24X7Maids Pte. Ltd 12C6165
Ascent Maid & Employment Pte. Ltd
Asset Agency 11C4090
Brilliant Sky Employment Agency 11C4326
Bumble Bee Homecare Services 20C0238
Crislo Resources 16C7908
EP One Manpower Pte. Ltd.  
Greatlink Employment Agency 11C4824
Helpers Inc. Agency Pte. Ltd.
Ihelper Pte. Ltd.
JLK Employment Services 02C3501
JPB Employment Pte. Ltd 16C8445
Loyal Employment Agency
Maidcity 97C4834
Nation Human Resources 12C5507
Network Employment Agency 14C6934
Okay Lah Services 18C9071
Oscar Maids Pte. Ltd.
Rich Employment Pte Ltd 17C8557
Super Employment Specialist 16C7846
Universal Employment Agency Pte. Ltd.
Xpress Group Pte Ltd 10C4995


Find employment agencies with the employment agencies and personnel search (EA Directory).

If you need an MDW trained in eldercare

If you need to hire an Eldercare-trained MDW, you can approach any of the EAs who are able to provide MDWs trained in Eldercare. They are part of MOH's pilot Eldercarer MDW Scheme that taps on the APS.

Caregivers Training Grant

You may also be eligible for the Caregivers Training Grant (CTG). If eligible, CTG could offset up to $200 for training under the Eldercarer MDW Scheme.

Under CTG, you may also continue to send your MDW for further training with the other approved courses.