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As shared by the Manpower Ministry, it would be "more appropriate" for employers to specify the level of English proficiency required of EP holders, based on specific business needs.

Employment Pass (EP) applicants are not legally required to have an English language qualification to work in Singapore, Minister of Manpower Dr. Tan See Leng has clarified. 

Responding to a Parliamentary question by Member of Parliament Leong Mun Wai on Tuesday (4 October 2022), Minister Tan explained: "It is more appropriate for the employer rather than the Government to specify the level of English proficiency required, based on their business needs and other job-specific hiring requirements.

"Therefore, the MOM (Minister of Manpower) does not make this a requirement."


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