Would you benefit from the Trusted Partner Initiative?
Launched in May 2015, the main purpose of the Trusted Partner Initiative is to create an easier and faster administrative process for employers when applying for employment permits. It is of great benefit to companies trying to secure permits for multiple applicants. The initiative is mainly intended for high volume employers, such as companies in ‘expansion mode’ and start-ups.
There are 5 key benefits:
- Status valid for 2 years.
- Decreased work permit processing times.
- Shortened, company-specific employment permit application forms.
- Reduced paperwork for every work permit applied for under the scheme.
- The initiative extends to all work permit types.
The Trusted Partner Initiative removes the need for employers to replicate the same employer information for each employment permit application. When Trusted Partner status is granted, the employer is provided with a unique Trusted Partner Registration Number. This number gives each employer access to their own suite of employment permit application forms.
While the signature and details of the foreign national will still be required in each individual case, the access to their own suite of employment permit application forms means that the host and sending entities will no longer need to sign the permit application form themselves. This reduction in paperwork for Trusted Partner applications significantly speeds up the entire process.
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