What is PCM Sector?
The construction and maintenance of the production units within these plants, which are classified as process construction and maintenance (PCM) works, require niche skills and expertise. Such works are carried out by PCM contractors.
How To Employ Construction Workers In Singapore Under The PCM Sector?
To employ migrant workers for the PCM sector, you will have to meet specific requirements for business activity, worker’s source country or region, quota, and safety courses.
These requirements are additional and specific to the process sector. You should also refer to the general Work Permit conditions and requirements.
PCM Sector Worker Requirements in Singapore
Migrant workers employed for PCM works can only perform activities related to the construction, preventive and breakdown maintenance of plant equipment.
These workers are not allowed to be involved in the plant’s operations (operating plant equipment, warehousing, packing, etc.) or peripheral services (grass cutting, cleaning of offices, roads, waste disposal, etc.).
Levy For PCM Sector Workers In Singapore
If you employ Work Permit holders, you will have to pay a monthly levy for each worker.
The foreign worker levy, commonly known as “levy”, is a pricing mechanism to regulate the number of foreigners in Singapore.
You must pay a monthly levy for Work Permit holders. The levy liability will start from the day the Temporary Work Permit or Work Permit is issued, whichever is earlier. It ends when the permit is canceled or expires.
PCM Sector Levy rate and quota
The levy you pay generally depends on two factors:
– The worker’s qualifications.
– The number of Work Permit or S Pass holders hired.
More information can be found on the Ministry Of Manpower (MOM) website.
Higher-skilled worker levy
Upgrading your worker to higher-skilled status will reduce your levy bill. The exact levy rate depends on your sector.
“You pay a lower levy for workers with higher-skilled status.”
Criteria for higher-skilled worker levy by sector
- Marine shipyard
If you are a construction company based in Singapore and are hiring or planning to hire more foreign workers, here are 3 ways you can lower foreign worker levies and save up to $4,200 per worker per year in 2022!
- Upskill To An R1 Worker Using Coretrade
- Upskill To An R1 Worker Using Multi Skill
- Upskill To An R1 Worker Using SEC(K)
How To Apply?
The Construction Registration of Tradesmen (CoreTrade) is a registration scheme administered by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), for skilled and experienced construction personnel in the various key construction trades.
About Aesperon Construction
Since 2012, Aesperon Construction has been providing reliable, relevant, and cost-effective courses to upskill and empower your workforce. We work closely with our partners to ensure that our courses meet the stringent criteria and requirements. As the corporate development arm of Aesperon Group, Aesperon Construction takes great pride in delivering training solutions that exceed industry standards.
We believe that our BCA Approved courses not only elevate the skillsets of individual tradesmen but also raise the standards of the industry.
To start working as a construction worker in Singapore, it is a requirement to possess a skills evaluation certificate. We have a more than 95% Passing Rate for our certification courses. As we understand that weekdays are mainly the important workdays, many weekend training slots are available in ATTC. Free transportation will be provided as well! (Terms and conditions apply).
If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact us!