14 December 2006
As of October, the quota of 1,110 permits for the Food Manufacturing (Meat) sector and the quota of 203 permits for the Food Manufacturing (Fish) sector have been reached. No further first applications for these sectors will be considered. The plan was to close the programme by 31 December or when all quotas were reached.
While no new applications will be accepted for these job sectors, extension applications up to a maximum of 12 months and change of employment applications for existing permit holders will still be accepted for consideration.
Related:• Sector Based Scheme Workpermits