Beginning on 1 September 2022, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will raise the qualifying salaries and levies for S Pass holders. This is to improve the quality of S Pass holders to become the top one-third of our local Associate Professionals and Technicians (APT) workforce. S Pass quotas will also be updated from 1 January 2023.
Changes to S Pass qualifying salaries
Older candidates will require a higher salary to qualify. The change in minimum qualifying salary for S Pass applications and renewals is shown below:
|Sector||From 1 Sep 2022: New ApplicationsFrom 1 Sep 2023: Renewal of S Pass|
|Financial Services||$3,000 |
Increases with age, up to $4,500 for those in mid-40s.
|All (Exclude Financial Services)||$3,500 |
Increases with age, up to $5,500 for those in mid-40s.
Changes to S Pass levy rates
The S Pass Basic/Tier 1 levy rate will be raised in 3 steps, as shown below:
|From 1 Sep 2022||From 1 Sep 2023||From 1 Sept 2025|
|Change from $330 to $450||Change from $450 to $550||Change from $550 to $650|
There will be no changes to the levy for Tier 2 S Pass holders, which will remain at $650.
Changes to S Pass quota from 1 Jan 2023:
|Sector||From 1 Jan 2023|
– Marine Shipyard
|Change from 18% to 15% of total workforce|
|– Service||No change|