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Settling-in Programme (SIP) for Work Permit holders

Non-Malaysian Work Permit holders in the construction, manufacturing, marine shipyard and process sectors must attend the SIP to learn about their employment rights and other useful information.

If your Work Permit holder has completed the onboarding at the Migrant Worker Onboarding Centre, you do not need to register SIP for them.

At a glance

Who must attend

All non-Malaysian work permit holders who are either:

  • Construction, marine shipyard and process sectors: First time working in Singapore or returning workers on in-principle approval (IPA).
  • Manufacturing sector: First time working in Singapore.
When to attend

Within 2 weeks of foreign worker’s arrival in Singapore or 7 days after completing SHN.

Where to attend Foreign workers in:
Duration 1 day.
Is it mandatory Yes. Foreign workers must attend SIP before Work Permit can be issued.
Cost $75 (including GST), borne by the foreign worker’s employer.
Registration MWC website

Conducted in foreign worker’s native language:

  • English
  • Bengali
  • Burmese
  • Mandarin
  • Tagalog
  • Tamil
  • Thai
Documents required

Your foreign worker must bring the following documents to the SIP class:

  • In-principle approval (IPA) letter – full set, employee’s copy
  • Foreign worker’s passport

Attending SIP at MWC @ Soon Lee Recreation Centre

To attend the SIP class, your workers must present both:

  • Proof of a negative test result for:
    • PCR test taken within the last 48 hours.

    • ART test taken within the last 24 hours. Your worker must show the ART result using FWMOMCare.
  • "Green" AccessCode status on their SGWorkPass.

What is it

The SIP is a 1-day orientation programme to educate foreign workers on Singapore’s social norms, their employment rights and responsibilities, Singapore laws and where and how to seek assistance.

The topics include:

  • Understanding Singapore
  • Local practices and social norms
  • Remittance and unlicensed money lenders
  • E-remittance
  • Protect yourself from Infections
  • Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) requirements
  • Mobile application orientation
  • Safe Rest Day
  • Living safely during COVID-19 (in dormitories)
  • Employment Laws
  • Employment and Work Injury Compensation Rights
  • SGSecure & Other Key Laws
  • Mental health

Register for SIP

To ensure that your foreign worker gets a training slot within 2 weeks of arrival in Singapore or 7 days after completing SHN, you should register for the SIP early.

The Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) will conduct the SIP on behalf of MOM.

For more info, visit the MWC website.