Effective November 1, 2020, all companies (including those

registered both with ESD and with MDEC) intending to apply for new

or renewal employment permits for foreign workers are required to

place an advertisement for the job vacancy for at least 30 days at

the MYFutureJobs portal.

The following steps are to be followed:

  • First, the employer must register at

    MYFutureJobs, which may take up to 5 working days.

  • Within three days of posting the

    advert, the employer must complete and submit the PAPD Form online


  • Within 30 days of posting the advert,

    there will be interview sessions between the employer

    representative and potential candidates. The employer must send a

    Hiring Outcome Report (HOR) to SOCSO (Social Security


  • Within 1 and 30 days after the

    posting expires, the Expatriates Placement Committee will discuss

    the position.

  • 1 to 3 days after the committee

    meeting, the outcome (MYFutureJobs Recommendation) will be notified

    directly to the relevant Approval Agency (MDEC or ESD, etc.)

  • Some positions may be exempt from

    this requirement – namely, “Key Posts”, positions that

    are difficult to source in Malaysia and renewals of EP Category 1


  • Positions already submitted for

    advertising on JobsMalaysia will be processed according to the

    previous eligibility requirements.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general

guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought

about your specific circumstances.

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