Changes to the employment permits system

Great news if you are a pharmacist, cardiac physiologist, medical scientist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, podiatrist/chiropodist, psychologist and speech and language therapist.


These professions were added to the critical skills list meaning that finding a job and securing a Critical Skills Employment permit just became a bit easier for them.


During the announcement Damien English TD, Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail highlighted that Irish “economic migration policy accommodates the arrival of non-EEA nationals to fill skills and labour gaps in the domestic economy”. The system is to be reviewed bi-annually and it is flexible enough to address any emerging labour and skills shortages in real time.


For more information on obtaining the work permit for yourself or your employee, please contact your consultant at Time to Move Ireland or send an email to

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Time to Move Ireland Ltd is registered in the Republic of Ireland agency that offers end-to-end immigration and relocation services. Among our customers are Fortune 500 companies, funded by Enterprise Ireland startups and top talent from CIS, Latin America, India, Japan and EU countries.

We are qualified and experienced immigration and education consultants but also we are immigrants ourselves and understand how stressful and meticulous the immigration and relocation process can be. We are here to take the stress away and ensure that everything is properly taken care of. We are also supported by IGNITE business accelerator program at University College Cork.

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