Manx Points Based System. Andrew Stewart and Nigel Walker Department of Economic Development. What is PBS?. System that controls Immigration from outside of the EEA and Switzerland Based on the requirements of the economy There are different ‘Tiers’ within the PBS
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Andrew Stewart and Nigel Walker
Department of Economic Development
This category is for people who want to take up employment or posts or roles within their faith communities in the IoM as:
The sportsperson category is for elite sports people and coaches who are internationally established at the highest level, and will make a significant contribution to the development of their sport.
This category is for employees of multi-national companies who are being transferred by their overseas employer to an IoM branch of the organisation, either on a long-term basis or for frequent short visits. There are three sub-categories:
Is for people coming to the IoM with a skilled job offer to fill a gap in the workforce that cannot be filled by a worker from the IoM, UK or EEA.
Before you apply under the skilled worker category (Tier 2 General), you must have:
The job must also attract an appropriate salary and the role must be at S/NVQ level 3 or above.
Employers will apply to the Department of Economic Development who will consider applications based on three main principles:
Employers will need to identify how many certificates of sponsorship they are likely to require each year.
A licensed sponsor must comply with their duties in relation to:
You must keep the following records or documents, and be prepared to give them to our officials if asked:
You must report the following information or events about sponsored migrants to us within 10 working days:
You must comply with the immigration laws and meet the following obligations:
The Department will determine an application for a sponsorship licence and may either:
A B-rating indicates some concern over the sponsors ability to comply with the rules and will result in an agreed action plan
Applicants are awarded points based on their:
A total of 70 points is required as an absolute minimum.
50 pts required
10 pts required
10 pts required
If an occupation is on the shortage occupation list, it means there are not enough resident workers to fill the available jobs in that particular occupation.
If a migrant comes to the UK under Tier 2 (General) to do skilled work that is on the shortage occupation list, they will get all the points they need to apply (except the points for English language and maintenance) - they will not need to prove their prospective earnings or qualifications.
If you are recruiting for a skilled job that is not on the list of shortage occupations you must demonstrate that there are no suitably qualified workers in the IoM, UK or EEA who can fill the job.
Other recruitment methods such as ‘Milkrounds’ of Rolling programmes are sometimes permissible.