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Covid Unveils Need to Accelerate Smart Nation Drive



With mandatory lock-downs and work from home orders befalling us all globally, one key take away we can agree on is that the world needs to digitalise or die.

Part of the Digital Government Blueprint tabled back in 2018,  the Smart Nation initiative is an ongoing digital revolution, that recognises how advancements in digital technologies are transforming the way we live, work and play. Singapore envisions Smart Nation to lead the economy powered by digital innovation, and a world-class city with a Government that provides citizens the best home possible, complying with their different and changing needs.

What Covid-19 has clearly showed the world is that at all levels (Enterprises, Schools, Workers, Students, Families) - we are all going digital. From the swift adoption of digital alternatives to the abrupt transition from traditional office to home office setup, the world is changing rapidly, and we will need to be ready to embrace 'new norms'.

As Immigration Professionals, the Circuit Breaker provided us with an opportunity to analyse how foreigners in Singapore can make use of this period to elevate their chances of securing Singapore PR / Citizenship. Simply by knowing how to put together a compelling case profile, candidates with the right skill-sets and experience can stand out from other applicants.

Further, Singapore is already looking ahead to overcome this pandemic with resilience and fortitude. To do this, Singapore cannot do it alone. In the last few weeks, Ministers from the various government bodies have reaffirmed how vital, foreign talent contribution is to the economy. 

If you are keen to apply for either Singapore Permanent Residence or Citizenship, you can take light that to date, there are no major policies that has been meted out to freeze nor reduce annual approval quotas. On the contrary, below are some reasons why Singapore probably needs you if you have a strong Digital / Tech background :

 

Commentary - Is there a Place for Foreign Talent in Singapore post Covid-19?

As Singapore nears the end of the Circuit Breaker measures, the impact that the virus has both economically and socially has been highly apparent. This does not only affect our well-being and way of life, but also business and economic confidence, as well as the ability of the Singapore government to see this through with the least impact on Singapore as an economic powerhouse.

As Immigration Consultants, we face increased concerns from existing foreign talent in Singapore (Professionals holding on to Employment Passes and S-Pass only) with regards to their job stability and likelihood of them continuing to contribute their expertise to Singapore.

This comes amidst recent reports on how organizations are trying to hold on to their foreign workforce despite cost pressures from the circuit breaker. In lieu of preserving jobs for locals and PRs, HR experts weigh in on how foreign talent could be the first to go, when push comes to shove.

 

So, Are Foreign Talents here to stay in Singapore post Circuit Breaker and Covid-19?

5 Reasons Why You Should Apply for Singapore Permanent Residence / Citizenship Now



The Circuit Breaker implemented by the Singapore government has presented businesses and individuals an opportunity to rethink how they are planning to overcome the 'new normal' come 1st June 2020, once the restriction orders is lifted.

As majority of us have already settle into these new Work From Home measures, the last 1 month has also given foreigners ample time and opportunity to evaluate if Singapore remains the long term goal for their families and themselves.

As Immigration Professionals, the Circuit Breaker provided us with an opportunity to analyse how foreigners in Singapore can make use of this period to elevate their chances of securing Singapore PR / Citizenship. Below are 5 reasons why now could be the perfect time for foreigners to table in their application (assuming their jobs are presently secured)

 

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