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Key Points

  • The Irish government expanded the list of jobs included under the Critical Skills Occupation List on June 20, 2022


On June 20, 2022, the government of Ireland announced changes to the employment permit system, including updating the Critical Skills Occupations List for Employment Permits, particularly for professions in health and science. This will allow more individuals from countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and the United Kingdom to apply for an employment permit under additional occupations. The Critical Skills Occupation List is designed to attract highly skilled workers outside the EEA and fill skills gaps in the Irish economy.

What are the Changes?

The Irish government expanded the list of jobs under the Critical Skills Occupation List. The new list includes occupations of Pharmacists, Cardiac Physiologists, Medical Scientists, Occupational Therapists, and more.

Looking Ahead

Check the government of Ireland’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Department of Enterprise, Trade, and Employment

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