Employment Permit Changes Expands

List of Occupations Needed in Ireland


Starting 1st September, Ireland has opened the doors to telecommunications engineers, IT engineers,  chiropractors, mobility instructors for the visually impaired and boners. These occupations were previously categorized as ineligible for issuance of employment permits.

Because of evidence showing that the Irish labor market is experiencing a shortage of specific occupations, the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI) announced the changes to existing Regulations.

International students in Ireland get first crack to apply since they are allowed to work while studying and certain work hours are counted towards permanent residency,

Employers in Ireland intending to recruit overseas applicants must meet the minimum annual remuneration set for each occupation.  In the case of meat boners, the minimum yearly earnings is set at €27,500 or the equivalent of P1.4 million Philippine pesos.

Highly Skilled Eligible Occupations List, Off and On – In response to changing skills needs in the medical sector, radiation therapists, orthotists and prosthetists are now deemed highly-skilled occupations, while healthcare practice managers and senior social services managers and directors are removed. 

Occupations Not Eligible for Employment Permits. Citing “ evidence that no shortages exist in the Irish labour market for a range of services managers, such as betting shop managers, graphic design managers, library managers, plant hire managers, production managers, and property, housing and estate managers” these occupations have been added to those not eligible for issuance of employment permits until further notice.

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Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.

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