IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? A report by the Inter-Departmental Group Review of Economic Migration Policy recommends several changes to Ireland’s employment permit regime.
What does the change mean? Among the recommendations is the introduction of a seasonal employment permit to fill labor shortages and a more responsive system for allowing employment permits to be issued for occupations with skills shortages. Under the current system, the government conducts a review of the list of highly skilled and ineligible occupations twice a year.
Additional recommendations: The report proposed a new process for reviewing the highly skilled and ineligible occupations lists. Currently, the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation conducts a twice-yearly review of the two lists, largely based on industry research, sectoral reports and public consultation. The new approach, if approved, would allow various government departments to take the lead in proposing changes to the occupations lists for industries where a particular department has clear lead policy responsibility. The idea of creating a positive “eligible occupations” list was also put forward.
The report also details, among other things, potential changes to the following areas:
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