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For Oral Answer on : 11/05/2023
Question Number(s): 113 Question Reference(s): 22040/23
Department: Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.


To ask the Minister for Enterprise; Trade and Employment when he expects the ineligible list of occupations for employment permits to be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.


The public consultation launching the next review of the employment permits occupations lists for 2023 will take place this summer. Following the completion of the consultation process, an evidence based review of the Ineligible Occupations and the Critical Skills list will be carried out.

The review will take into account the submissions made through the consultation and will also be informed by research undertaken by labour market policy research bodies such as the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) and SOLAS, a State further education policy agency. The views of the Economic Migration Interdepartmental Group which is chaired by this Department and relevant policy Departments are also considered.

Submissions will be invited during a six week consultation process from interested parties and stakeholders providing evidence demonstrating the skills or labour deficits existing in relation to occupations in their sector.  Evidence should be provided on the public consultation form which will be available on the Department’s website once the review opens.

Stakeholders may also consider registering their interest in the public consultation through the link available on the Employment Permits webpage of the Department’s website.