The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment has opened the consultation process on the review of occupations which are listed on the Critical Skills Occupations List and Ineligible Occupations List. The consultation process which opened today the 26th of June, invites submissions from interested parties with respect to amendments of these lists, including the removal or addition of certain occupations.

It is an important process, allowing many employers who are struggling to secure staff in certain sectors the opportunity to have their opinion heard as to why specific roles should be eligible to be granted employment permits or added to the Critical Skills List enabling them to hire staff from outside of the EU in these roles.

Submissions must be submitted on a standard application form available here and should be emailed to the by close of business on Friday the 18th of August 2023.

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