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Fee structure introduced for CARICOM Skills Certificate

Published:Friday | January 31, 2014 | 8:47 AM

Starting April 1, job seekers will be required to pay to obtain a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Qualifying Skills Certificate.



Director of the Work Permit Department in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Lisa-Ann Grant, says a number of fees are to be introduced.



She says persons will now be charged a non-refundable application fee of $2,000 for the issuance of a certificate.



Grant, who was speaking during a JIS Think Tank, further disclosed that there will be a processing fee of $8,000 and a fee of $2,000 for each dependent.



To have certificates amended, persons will have to pay $2,000 and in the event that a certificate has been lost, stolen or destroyed, applicants will be required to pay $3,000 to replace the document.



Grant said additional security features will be placed on the certificates to reduce the incidence of fraud while improving the general quality of the documents.



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