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Nov 12 2020

Call for Submissions on Occupations Lists Due December 11

Ireland

At a Glance

  • Irish authorities are inviting comment submissions on the Critical Skills Occupations List and the Ineligible List of Occupations for Employment Permits.
  • Employers interested in submitting comments can do so via email by December 11, 2020. Fragomen can assist with comment drafting and submission.
  • Following the review period, the government may add occupations to the Critical Skills Employment Permit and General Employment Categories, which would expand hiring options for employers and prospective employees.

The situation

 Irish authorities are once again inviting comment submissions on the Critical Skills Occupations List and the Ineligible List of Occupations for Employment Permits.

A closer look

Employers interested in submitting comments can do so via a form available on the Irish government website.

The completed form should be emailed to [email protected] by December 11, 2020. Fragomen can assist with comment drafting and submission.

Background

The Critical Skills 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 List of Occupations for Employment Permits determines for which occupations foreign nationals from non-EU/European Economic Area/Swiss nationals cannot qualify when applying for a sponsorship-based Employment Permit.

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 in the following months. However, this update may be delayed due to the general elections occurring in February.

 Fragomen will report on related updates.

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 [email protected].