Significant Updates to the Employment Permits System: What do I Need to Know?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 28 March 2024
Colm Byrne
A&L Goodbody
Issues covered: Employment Permits

What changes were recently made to the employment permits system?

The main changes to the employment permits system which came into effect on 17 January 2024 were as follows:

  • 11 roles have been added to the Critical Skills Occupations List
  • 33 roles have been removed from the Ineligible Occupations List, making them eligible for a General Employment Permit
  • The salary threshold requirement for a number of employment permits has increased
  • The existing quotas for General Employment Permits for ‘dairy farm assistants’, ‘butcher/deboners’, and ‘meat processing operatives’ was extended
  • A quota of 1,000 General Employment Permits for horticultural workers to support the sector until the

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Colm Byrne
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