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Placement of Filipino Engineers

Why do we work with Filipinos?

Whenever I talk to HR people on a job placement, I get this question. Because I was charmed by their brightness and humor which Japanese people has forgotten. When I travel the country, it became stronger after receiving heartwarming support from the local people many times. I would like to play a role as a bridge between the Philippines and Japan.

About Filipino employment

Filipinos mainly work on visas for "highly skilled worker " "technical intern trainee", "specific skilled worker".

Professionals-SSW-TITP Visa
Comparative Table
Visa Category Professionals: Engineer/Humanities SSW: Specified Skilled Worker TITP: Technical Intern Training Program
Governing Body (Japan) MOJ METI, MHLW, MOJ OTIT, MOJ
Industries and Job Occupations All Industries 14 Industries 58 ob Occupations
172 Job Occupations
65 Industries
Job Occupation Level Supervisory and Management
Highly Specialized Skill Positons
Low Lvel Skill Positions Low Lvel Skill Positions
Contract Duration Open Level 1 (6 months - 5 years)
Level II Open after test
Level I (2 years)
Level II (+1 years)
Level I I(+2 years)
Minimum Language Level
Employer Specified JLPT N4 or equivalent 320 Hours of Japanese Language Trainig
Work Experience 5-10 years 1 year 1 year
Education Background Bachelors or Post-Graduate
High School Diploma High School Diploma
Training and Assessment Employer Specified SSW Occupational Skill Test
JLPT N4 Certificate or equivalent
Certificate of Japanese
Language Training

MOJ - Ministry of Justice
MHLW - Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
METI - Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry
OTIT - Organization for Technical Intern Training

Status of residence that can work

In Japan, foreigners are granted work qualifications according to the status of residence stipulated by the Immigration Control Act. The range is determined for each occupation by comprehensively considering the "impact on industry and people's lives", and currently covers more than 20 occupations.

The main status of residence is as follows.

Technology / Humanities / International Business Mechanical engineering engineer, system engineer, planning / accounting management work, language teacher, interpreter
Specified skilled worker Moderate skills in 58 occupations in 14 industries
Technical intern training Training level in 65 industries and 172 occupations
Transfer within a company Transferred from a foreign office and has the same status of residence as above
Skilled Labor Foreign chef, foreign architect, jewelry processing, pilot, sports leader
Professor University professor
Investment and management Foreign company owners / managers
Legal / accounting business Attorney / accountant
Medical Doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, radiological technologists
Research Researchers of government agencies, companies
Teaching Language teachers in high school, junior high school

In addition, there are "permanent residents," and "Japanese spouses" who reside based on their status.

Our specialty is the introduction of engineers with "technology, humanities, international business" and "specific skills".We will arrange so that you can work according to the rules that meet the status of residence set for each. The conditions of employment are the same as those of Japanese people in accordance with Japanese law. Please note that we do not introduce for the purpose of seeking cheap labor.

After accepting your desired conditions, we will contact the local human resources company in the Philippines and select a few people to introduce. Until the hiring decision, we will arrange, interpret and translate by e-mail, web interview, on-site interview, etc.

Immigration procedures for foreigners after employment decision

The hired person must obtain a VISA to work in Japan, but there are two ways to do this. One is that the person himself prepares the necessary documents and applies to the local consulate. The other is that the employer prepares a "Certificate of Eligibility" for proxy application in Japan. This is the method currently adopted by many companies because the latter can be done without the hassle of the person himself / herself. Specifically, the method of "application for issuance of a certificate of eligibility" is a little complicated, but please be assured that our company with abundant practical experience will support you.

Get working visa

If you apply to the local consulate with the other necessary documents together with the certificate of eligibility, a working VISA will be issued within about one week. In the case of the Philippines, it is essential to take a POEA seminar after that. The process is reasonably recommended in collaboration with a local travel agency.

We have a strong cooperation with HR and administration for workers to work in Japan.

It is exciting to working in a foreign country but it is complicated in terms of immigration procedure. We extend our advice to both foreign workers and HR personnel along with our practical experience. Both of you listen carefully with open minded each other, and you can create a good relationship.

Housing during your stay

The housing must be prepared by the time foreign employees come to Japan. If you are in the Tokyo metropolitan area, make a contract with a public or private rental apartment or condominium, and prepare the minimum necessary items such as furniture, home appliances and tableware. It is somewhat true that there are landlords who are negative about the residence of foreigners in rural areas. We can suggest an idea for working with a local real estate agent. It is really true that Filipinos are good at making friends. Rending shared apartments may be another option.

Cooperation with the local government

Recently, the local government has become multilingual, but it seems not completely satisfactory to foreigners to understand. For example, how to put out garbage is explained in a booklets or pamphlets, it is often oversighted by foreign people. Then many complaints arise from local residents for incorrect garbage disposal. Both of the relative party can prevent mistakes by exchanging ideas to go through a correct way. In this way, the accumulation of small things on a daily basis is a turning point in whether or not you can live with peace of mind. We have experienced various cases, so please be assured that we can give you appropriate advice.

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