Tag: work permits

WORC tackling its work case by case

WORC tackling its work case by case

| 04/05/2020 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Measures taken to protect the Cayman Islands community from the COVID-19 pandemic have thrown up a variety of challenges for the relatively new Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC). As a result, the agency is working on a case by case basis as it tries to prioritise jobs for Caymanians, juggle the complex situation surrounding […]

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Work permit job ads now mandated via WORC

Work permit job ads now mandated via WORC

| 23/04/2020 | 101 Comments

(CNS): The premier has presented to the Legislative Assembly the long-awaited change to the work permit system to make it mandatory to post all job vacancies on JobsCayman, the internal portal for Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC), if an employer is seeking a work permit. Lawmakers on both sides hope that this change, one […]

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CIG expects 35,000+ work permits in 2020

CIG expects 35,000+ work permits in 2020

| 09/12/2019 | 174 Comments

(CNS): Government is expecting to process around 41,000 work permits next year, which means that well over 35,000 permits are likely to be granted, according to the labour ministry’s chief officer. The information was just one of a number of revelations during the recent Finance Committee hearings that pointed to Cayman’s growing population and the […]

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HIV+ expat permits considered case by case

HIV+ expat permits considered case by case

| 04/07/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Following the recent release by UNAIDS calling on the Cayman Islands and 47 other countries to lift restrictions on people seeking to visit, study or work who are HIV positive, officials here have said that there is no mandatory restriction and that each case is considered on its own merit based on medical expert […]

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Governor offers to meet frustrated locals

Governor offers to meet frustrated locals

| 21/05/2019 | 92 Comments

(CNS): After posting a graph depicting the many nationalities of the recording-breaking number of work permit holders in the Cayman Islands, Governor Martyn Roper, who described it as a demonstration of Cayman’s cultural diversity, has offered to meet local people frustrated by their lack of opportunity. A freedom of information response revealed that while many […]

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Premier defends need for immigration

Premier defends need for immigration

| 06/11/2017 | 98 Comments

(CNS): The premier has made it very clear that he believes immigration in Cayman has been an important and positive factor that has contributed to the growth of the islands. As he closed the budget debate Monday, Alden McLaughlin took aim at the sentiments expressed by the opposition benches in their contributions about refusing work […]

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Opposition: WP increases threaten local jobs

Opposition: WP increases threaten local jobs

| 02/11/2017 | 59 Comments

(CNS): Both the opposition leader and his deputy have said budget forecasts imply that work permits are set to increase beyond the number of jobs that government believes will be created over the next two years. Ezzard Miller and Alva Suckoo said the revenue earnings government is predicting from permits reveals that more local workers are […]

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MLA urges action over potential ex-pat exodus

MLA urges action over potential ex-pat exodus

| 17/08/2017 | 251 Comments

(CNS): The deputy opposition leader and independent member for Newlands is urging government to act now in preparation for what many believe will be an exodus of ex-pat workers at the end of this year over changes to the pension law. Alva Suckoo said that out-of-work Caymanians need to be trained now to fill vacancies […]

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Permit numbers reach near 25,000

Permit numbers reach near 25,000

| 14/08/2017 | 173 Comments

(CNS): The most recent figures released by the Department of Immigration reveal that 24,880 people in the Cayman Islands are holding jobs on work permits. The latest list of permits issued to employers shows that the tourism, financial services and construction sectors are still leading the growing demand for overseas workers, generating literally thousands of […]

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Public input wanted on immigration reform

Public input wanted on immigration reform

| 12/07/2017 | 67 Comments

(CNS): The premier’s immigration ministry is calling on the public to weigh in on the government’s proposed overhaul of immigration through an online survey and a chance to submit their comments. Officials from the new ministry, which is working on the PPM campaign promise to create a National Human Resources Department, revealed that Deloitte has been […]

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PPM plans to take work permits from immigration

PPM plans to take work permits from immigration

| 24/04/2017 | 95 Comments

(CNS): If re-elected to government next month, the new PPM administration will be taking work-permit decisions away from the immigration department and putting them in the hands of the employment ministry with a new human resources authority. Speaking at the Progressives’ George Town meeting on Saturday night, Premier Alden McLaughlin said that if re-elected, the […]

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