All first-time 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.
From 7 April 2020 to 4 May 2020, the Settling-in Programme for foreign workers will be suspended. You are encouraged to register your foreign workers for SIP after they have completed their SHN and the suspension has been lifted.
At a glance
|Who must attend
All work permit holders who:
- Are non-Malaysians.
- Are first time working in Singapore.
From 1 December 2019, manufacturing, marine shipyard and process sectors.
|When to attend
||Within 14 days of foreign worker’s arrival in Singapore.
|Is it mandatory
||Yes. Foreign workers must attend SIP before Work Permit can be issued.
||$75 (including GST), borne by the foreign worker’s employer.
Conducted in foreign worker’s native language:
Your foreign worker must bring the following documents to the SIP training centre:
- IPA letter – full set, employee’s copy
- Foreign worker’s passport
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
- Employment laws
- Employment and work injury compensation rights
- SGSecure and other key laws
Register for SIP
To ensure that your foreign worker gets a training slot within the first 14 days of arrival in Singapore, 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.