Ireland: Public Submission Opened for Critical Skills Occupations Lists

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points

  • Employers can use this link to download the submission form, and should email the completed form to [email protected] before Aug. 12, 2021.
  • The Critical Skills list serves as the determination for which occupations are eligible for the Critical Skills permit, which is often used for local hires.
  • The list of Ineligible Occupations for Employment Permits determines which occupations are not able to be fulfilled by foreign nations of non-EU/EEA countries, based on the labour market.
  • The Irish government recently updated the Ineligible Occupations list to help mitigate the healthcare worker shortage in June of 2021.


Ireland’s Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment is now accepting public submissions for input before their review of the Critical Skills Occupations list and the Ineligible Occupations list. This gives employers an opportunity to provide input from their perspective for employment shortages or surpluses that they may be facing in the labour market.

Looking Ahead

This provides employers an opportunity to communicate relevant factors that are impacting their labour industry.

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