The Ministry of Manpower has amended the Employment Pass online application form to add new questions that must be answered by the sponsor companies of the applicant. The types of questions now asked include:

  1. Details on the company’s efforts to hire Singaporean nationals for the job (including number of Singaporean applicants who applied and were interviewed) 
  2. Details of the foreign nationals who have applied for the job
  3. The status of each candidate and how successful candidates were through the process

Going forward, employers will need to actively monitor the details of the applicants applying for their jobs and provide details of who they plan to hire.