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Settling-in Programme (SIP) for Work Permit holders

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

At a glance

Who must attend

All non-Malaysian Work Permit holders who are:

  • Working in the manufacturing sector: First time working in Singapore.
  • Working in the Construction, Marine shipyard and Process (CMP) sectors: First time working in Singapore or returning workers holding an in-principle approval (IPA).
When to attend

Workers in the manufacturing sector and female CMP workers: Within 2 weeks of migrant worker's arrival in Singapore. 

Male CMP workers: At the Onboard centre upon arrival.

Where to attend

Workers in the manufacturing sector and female CMP workers: MWC Recreation Club @ Soon Lee

Male CMP workers: Onboard Centre

Duration 1 day.
Is it mandatory Yes. Migrant workers must attend SIP before Work Permit can be issued.
Cost $75 (including GST), borne by the employer.

Register at MWC website if your workers meet any of the following:

  • In manufacturing sector
  • Female CMP workers

Conducted in worker's native language:

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

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

  • IPA letter – full set, employee's copy
  • Worker's passport

What is it

The SIP is a 1-day orientation programme to educate migrant 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
  • Primary Care Plan and Medical Centres for Migrant Workers
  • Mobile application orientation
  • Employment laws
  • Employment and Work Injury Compensation rights
  • SGSecure & other key laws
  • Mental health

Register for SIP

If your worker has completed the onboarding at the Onboard centre, you do not need to register SIP for them.

If your worker is taking the SIP at MWC Recreation Club @ Soon Lee, you should register for the SIP early to ensure your worker gets a training slot within 2 weeks of arrival in Singapore.

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

For more info, visit the MWC website.