Singapore immigration opportunities attract foreign workers
11 May 2011
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Singapore's status as a world financial hub has driven its economy to historic heights, prompting people looking for new job opportunities abroad to choose this Southeast Asian country as their immigration destination.
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Singapore's foreign population has risen from 20 percent of the total population in 2001 to 36 percent today. In just one year in 2010 the country saw a 14.5 percent expansion in its economy; This is largely thanks to the large number of foreigners choosing to immigrate to Singapore.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that Singapore wants to attract investment and talent from abroad, stating that this will lead to further growth for the country's economy; This will create jobs and bring prosperity for its citizens.
Singapore, along with other popular migrant destinations such as Hong Kong, offers a range of immigration schemes for skilled migrants.
Skilled migrants can come under the Singapore Landed Permanent Residence scheme. This scheme offers skilled foreigners permanent residence if they have the right qualifications and experience to meet the immigration requirements for the Singapore LPR scheme.
For more information on immigrating to Singapore, see our Singapore immigration guide. If you are interested in making the move to Singapore, fill out a free assessment form and one of our representatives will contact you.