By Innovation-sa on July 29, 2018 in News

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) revoked the decision to restrict profession change in iqamas of expatriate employees. From Muharram 1, employers can change job titles of employees’ subject to certain guidelines.


The Ministry’s official spokesman Khalid Aba Al-Khail informed that applications for profession change should be submitted online at the ministry’s web portal and requests will be accepted if they are in line with the occupation matrix system and labor laws.


He said that the new system will work in collaboration with the Saudi Council of Engineers, the Saudi Commission for Health Specialities and the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants to complete the profession change process.


Employees applying for engineering, medical and accounting job titles will be verified to check if they have a professional certification and necessary practical skills in their respective fields. Professional license applicants must pass the practitioners’ classification test which evaluates a candidate’s qualifications to determine the professional level and ensure competence.


Saudi Gazette – 27 July 2018