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Point system for foreigners

Postby tommy525 » 26 Apr 2012, 12:55

Taiwan likes to copy Japan, will it copy this? A point system for foreigners . IS it a good thing or bad.

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Re: Point system for foreigners

Postby finley » 26 Apr 2012, 13:05

Personally I think this sort of thing is a good idea, because then everyone knows the score (in both senses). The only problem is that the Taiwanese version would deduct 100 points for anyone browner than a sheet of A4, or whose first language is Tagalog, or who qualified at a university "not recognised by Taiwan".
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Re: Point system for foreigners

Postby GuyInTaiwan » 26 Apr 2012, 13:14

It also doesn't take into account that the average Western foreigner here is working in an unskilled job. I can't see a Thai professional getting preference over a Canadian kindy teacher though.
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Re: Point system for foreigners

Postby PapaAzucar » 26 Apr 2012, 13:18

Singapore already has an unwritten "point" system for foreigners that want to work there based on education, skills, income, etc.
The TECRO offices routinely recruit top skilled talents in job fairs to come work in Taiwan.
http://www.taiwanembassy.org/US/ct.asp?xItem=230905&ctNode=2295&mp=12
Does anyone know how successful the TECRO program has been?
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Re: Point system for foreigners

Postby Icon » 26 Apr 2012, 13:27

I like this part:

Basic points will be derived from academic career, employment career and annual income. Employment at companies assisted by the government and graduates of Japanese universities will be given "bonus points."



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Point system for foreigners

Postby headhonchoII » 26 Apr 2012, 13:34

PapaAzucar wrote:Singapore already has an unwritten "point" system for foreigners that want to work there based on education, skills, income, etc.
The TECRO offices routinely recruit top skilled talents in job fairs to come work in Taiwan.
http://www.taiwanembassy.org/US/ct.asp?xItem=230905&ctNode=2295&mp=12
Does anyone know how successful the TECRO program has been?


Their current system focuses on recruiting overseas Taiwanese to come back, with little success because salaries and working conditions don't match up.
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Re: Point system for foreigners

Postby Belgian Pie » 26 Apr 2012, 15:03

New Zealand and Australia have a point system for immigration ...
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Re: Point system for foreigners

Postby Abacus » 27 Apr 2012, 01:47

I think South Korea had a system like that also but I don't remember the details.
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Re: Point system for foreigners

Postby Brendon » 27 Apr 2012, 04:59

So does Hong Kong, and I'm told it's generally a really good thing. Certainly Taiwan needs something to make it easier for foreign professionals to work here.
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Re: Point system for foreigners

Postby GuyInTaiwan » 27 Apr 2012, 09:40

A point system is a very good thing. It's why immigration has been extremely successful in countries like Australia or Canada, but an unmitigated disaster in Europe. A point system keeps the riff-raff out to a large extent.
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