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Settling-in Programme (SIP) for Work Permit holders in construction sector

All first-time non-Malaysian foreign workers in the construction sector must attend the SIP to learn about their employment rights and responsibilities, and other useful information.

At a glance

Who must attend

All foreign workers who:

  • Are first time working in Singapore.
  • Are non-Malaysians.
  • Will work in construction sector.
  • Applied for Work Permit on or after 1 October 2018.
When to attend Within 14 days of foreign worker’s arrival in Singapore.
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.
Languages English, Bengali, Burmese, Mandarin, Tamil or Thai.
Documents required

Your foreign worker must bring the following documents to the SIP training centre:

  • IPA letter (full set)
  • 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.

You can register as soon as you know their arrival date.

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

For more info, visit the MWC website.

Last Updated: 15 February 2019