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Jun 07 2019

Call for Submissions on Highly Skilled Occupations List and Ineligible Categories of Employment List

Ireland

At a Glance

The Irish authorities are again inviting comment submissions on the Highly Skilled Eligible Occupations List and the Ineligible Categories of Employment List. Employers interested in submitting comments can do so via email by July 12, 2019.


The issue

The Irish authorities are calling for comment submissions on the Critical Skills Occupations List and the Ineligible List of Occupations.

Background

The Highly Skilled Eligible Occupations List determines which occupations are eligible for the Critical Skills Employment Permit, an immigration route for local hires that exempts employers from labor market testing, among other advantages.

The Ineligible Categories of Employment List determines which occupations are not accessible to non-EU/European Economic Area/Swiss nationals.

Previous calls for submisions resulted in changes to the lists in August 2018 and April 2019.

Submissions

Employers interested in making submissions can do so via a form available on the Irish government website. The completed form should be emailed to empu@dbei.gov.ie by July 12, 2019. Fragomen can assist with comment drafting and submission.

Looking ahead

Following the review period, the government may add occupations to the Critical Skills Employment Permit and General Employment Categories (both local-hire permits), which would expand hiring options for employers and prospective employees.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to ireland@fragomen.com.