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Taiwan: Job openings, work conditions and other information
http://www.poea.gov.ph/Country/taiwan.htm

COUNTRY PROFILE

Geographic Profile

Location

North of the Philippines (1 hour & 30 minutes away by air) / East of mainland China

Philippine Airlines, China Airlines and Eva Airlines fly daily direct from Manila to Taipei (Chang Kai Shek Airport) at least 2x a day

Direct Flight to Kaohsiung International Airport via Laoag Airport.

Total land area 36,000 sq km.
Climate 4 Seasons (winter, spring, summer & fall)
Capital Taipei
Other key cities Kaohsiung, Taichung
The Taiwanese People
Population 22.6 million (as of July 2003)
Language Mandarin, English
Mode of Dressing Western Clothing
Religion Predominantly Buddhists but tolerant of other religions such as Catholicism and other Christian faith
The Economy
Newly Industrializing Economy (NIE)
Highly export-oriented involved in consumer as well as industrial products manufacturing.
Unit of Currency: New Taiwan Dollar (NT$)
1USD = 32.334NT$
1NT$ = 1.69PHP (as of Feb. 23, 2004)
The Government
Constitutional Democracy
CHEN SHUI-BIAN
President
5 Government branches called Yuan, namely:
Executive, Legislative, Judicial, Examination and Control
Transportation and Communication System
Taxis, buses, trains, and motorcycles are available for inland transfers
Public Phones, cellular phones, Internet are very accessible
IDD Country Access Code is 886
Area Access Codes:
Taipei - 02
Kaohsiung - 07
Taichung - 04


Filipinos in Taiwan work as
:
Factory workers
Caretakers/ Nursing Aides
Household Workers
Professionals (Teachers, Engineers, etc)
Minimum Salary Rate is NT$ 15,840

Modes of Recruitment
Hiring through Philippine Recruitment Agencies
Name Hiring (Worker sought employment on his own)
Special Hiring Program for Taiwan through POEA-Government Placement Branch (GPB)

Processing Cost For Agency Hire

Placement Fee (one month salary NTS15,840 or its peso equivalent)

PHP

26,769

Processing Fees

POEA

USD

    200

OWWA Membership Contribution                         USD25/ 

PHP

 1,275

OWWA Medicare Premium

PHP

    900

Documentation Cost

Visa/Work Permit

PHP

  3,600

Medical Examination PHP   3,395

Miscellaneous (Passport, NBI clearance, notaries, pictures, PDOS, etc.)

PHP

   1,000

Airfare (US$ )

PHP

   11,200

TOTAL

PHP

 48,679++

(XR: 1USD= 56.00PHP)

   

Processing Cost For GPB Special Hiring

Processing Cost For Name Hire

Processing Fees

POEA

USD

    100

OWWA Membership Contribution                         USD25/ 

PHP

   1,275

OWWA Medicare Premium

PHP

    900

Documentation Cost

Visa/Work Permit

PHP

  3,600

Medical Examination PHP   3,395

Miscellaneous (Passport, NBI clearance, notaries, pictures, etc.)

PHP

   1,000

Airfare (US$ )

PHP

   11,200

TOTAL

PHP

 27,510++

(XR: 1USD= 56.00PHP)

   


APPLYING FOR A JOB IN TAIWAN
DOCUMENTS TO PREPARE:

  • Resume/Biodata
  • School Credentials & Transcript of Records (High School and/or College Diploma authenticated by DECS or CHED)
  • Trade Test/ Care Giving Training Certificate
  • Employment Certificate/s
  • Birth Certificate (authenticated by the National Statistics Office)
  • Passport
  • NBI Clearance
  • 2 passport size pictures

Procedure for Agency Hire

  1. Verify with POEA license and job order of the agency (Hotline: 722-1144/55)
  2. Apply and Submit credentials to the agency
  3. (if selected) Undergo Medical Examination in a DOH accredited clinic- 3days
  4. (while waiting for visa) Attend PDOS with an accredited Provider -1 day
  5. Obtain e-Receipt & e-Card

e-Card
Multi-purpose car
Proof of OWWA Membership
ATM card for remittance purpose

e-Receipt
Exit Permit
Proof of payment (POEA Processing Fee, OWWA Membership Contribution & Medicare Coverage)
Travel Tax & Airport Terminal Fee Exemption

Procedure for Name Hire

  1. Attend the POEA Employment Counseling and Authentication of Fees & Salary Declaration Briefing (half-day)
  2. Apply for Work Permit / Visa at the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office (TECO) (2 weeks)
  3. Submit documents to the Name-Hire Processing Center for evaluation (2 hours)
    Requirements:
    • Verified Employment Contract
    • Visa
    • Passport
    • 2 Passport Size Pictures
    • Payment for Fees
  4. Payment for Fees
  5. Attend POEA-PDOS (1 day)
  6. Undergo Medical Examination at DOH accredited clinic (3 days)
  7. Pay Necessary Fees at POEA/OWWA Cashier
  8. Obtain e-Receipt & e-Card

Procedure for GPB Special Hiring Program for Taiwan

  1. Submit Credentials to the Manpower Registry Division
  2. Attend POEA Pre-Documentation Briefing (half-day)
  3. Undergo Medical Examination with DOH accredited clinics (3days)
  4. Attend POEA-PDOS (1 day)
  5. Pay Necessary Fees to POEA/OWWA Cashier
  6. Obtain e-Receipt & e-Card

WORKING IN TAIWAN

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • 48 hours workweek
  • 1 day off out of every 7 days work; 7 day vacation leave every year beginning 2nd year
  • Sick leave benefit not exceeding 30 days in 1 year
  • Incentives for workers who do not take any leave in a full calendar month during his employment period
  • Medical examination within three days upon arrival and every 6 months thereafter
  • Total period of employment should not exceed 6 years.

Reminders

  • It is illegal for employer to keep the workers passport, ARC, and money.
  • Have your original copy of your marriage contract and birth certificate of children for tax exemption
  • Worker cannot change employer or job without the approval of Council of Labor Affairs
  • Respect Chinese tradition, customs, practices and strictly observe all Taiwan laws and regulations
  • Prior to leaving, open a savings account for remittance

Thinking of working in another country? Licensed recruitment agencies will have their own booths showing job openings at the Career and Education Fair 2006 on May 3-4 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.