With the latest elections and increasing pressure on the government by the Singapore population, just like most other countries, governments are severely pressured by the people to put locals first or face a real risk of being fired. Therefore, there is no difference with such phenomenon when it comes to Singapore too.
Whether the Singapore government originally wanted to rapidly increase the population count to 10 million or not, will probably never be known, as there was pressure from on the ground sentiment and other politicians scrutinizing and questioning this policy. Nonetheless, the government either debunked it or secretly scrapped this idea, and supposedly has no more intention for increasing immigration rate once again. However, while that does not mean that the Singapore government and ICA is going to cut the number of new permanent residents and citizens in Singapore, it also means that becoming a new Singapore permanent resident and getting your Singapore PR application will never get easier already, like this article discusses as well.
As becoming a Singapore permanent resident is not going to become easier anymore, and may even become harder as the years go by, it is imperative that you keep your documents in order, and ‘do all the things’ when it comes to making your PR application as attractive to the ICA officers as much as possible. This means that you cannot just blindly focus on a stellar education or work employment record. You also should ideally demonstrate successful social integration in Singapore with proof behind it, and basically being thorough in improving your profile.
In the latest Singapore General Elections in 2020, there was a record number of opposition politicians within the government, and also a very near upset for several supposedly stronghold constituencies. The main rants by people who voted against the PAP this time was a consensus on the ground that too much benefits are given to foreigners, and not to local citizens and existing permanent residents.
As a result, simply by simple extrapolation, any sensible government would start putting more benefits and focus, job and educational priorities in Singapore to locals. This means that as the years progresses, it is likely that it will become harder and harder to become a new Singapore PR, while existing permanent residents in SG will reap more and more benefits.
Therefore, if you even have a thought of wanting to hold a Singapore permanent residency, it is essential for you to apply for your Singapore PR as soon as possible to have the highest chances of PR status approval and success! Whether you try your Singapore PR application through a PR application agency in Singapore or yourself via the ePR, it is essential that you get it done as soon as possible.