It's a sad day for me, you know why? My friends would no longer be able to apply for an EPEC. It is applicable for all, regardless of having a degree or a graduate from the best Universities in their country.
Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) discontinued the EPEC scheme starting 01 December 2011. They will not accept any application or appeal from this date.
In addition, when an EPEC holder applies for a Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) that is within the certificate's validity period, Singapore will only give a 3-month non-renewable LTVP. This is shorter than what was implemented few months back, which is a one-year LTVP.
This will totally change the way applicants seek for employment in Singapore. The last hope is to take the risk of going to Singapore to find a job or to ask assistance with the job agencies in their country.
We hope that next year, MOM will review the scheme again and give foreign talented workers a chance to apply for an EPEC to work in Singapore.