Pathway to R1

The Government has announced that the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will require all construction firms to have at least 10% of their work permit holders (WPHs) to be qualified as "Higher Skilled" R1 workers from 1 January 2017.

MOM and BCA have put in place various pathways for firms to upgrade their "Basic Skilled" R2 WPHs to "Higher Skilled" R1, as follows:

  • CoreTrade scheme

  • Multi-Skilling scheme

  • Market-based Skills Recognition Framework (MBF)

  • Direct R1 pathway

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