Irish Work Permit News-June

Critical Skills Work Permits News

A recent change to the critical skills occupations list has been announced by the Minister of State for Business.

The following occupations have been included on the said list, therefore can be eligible for a critical skills work permit.

  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Cardiac Physiologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Medical Scientist
  • Podiatrist/Chiropodist
  • Physiotherapist

General Work Permit News

In relation to General Employment Permits it has been announced the quota on positions regarding bricklayers and plasterers has been abolished.

This is to assist labour market supply in the construction sector.

As of April 2022 new applications could not be accepted for meat processing operatives as the quota had been filled. This quota limit has now been extended to 425 meat processing operatives.

Significant demand exists for specific occupations in Ireland which have difficulty being filled by the local labour force, therefore recruitment from outside the EEA area can plug the gap to meet the skill demand in the state.

Immigration Lawyer

If you have questions about employment permits, you can speak with an immigration lawyer on (01) 546 1121 or  (052) 612 1999.


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