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Skilled Myanmar Maids: Your Reliable and Expert Domestic Helper

Myanmar domestic helpers are becoming increasingly popular in Singapore, and their numbers have grown by over 50% in recent years. One of the primary reasons for this surge in popularity is the relatively low cost of hiring a Myanmar maid compared to other nationalities. Affordability is a key factor for many employers in Singapore.

 

Best Home Employment has invested in training centres in Yangon to help reduce language barriers for our Myanmar maids. Our centres offer job skills training based on the curriculum provided by Best Home Employment. 

 

In addition, we have trainers in Myanmar that specialise in providing Chinese language training for our helpers in order to meet the requirements of our Mandarin-speaking clients, highlighting the company's efforts to ensure that their helpers are adequately equipped with language skills to serve their clients better. 

 

This ensures that our maids are better equipped to understand and carry out their duties effectively, creating a more harmonious and productive work environment.

What Makes Myanmar Maids a Popular Choice in Singapore? 
  • Cost-effective

Myanmar maids are generally cheaper to hire than maids from other countries. The affordability of Myanmar maids, relative to those from other nations, makes them a cost-effective choice for many Singapore households. This economic edge does not compromise quality, rather, it provides a practical solution to domestic help needs. They are a budget-friendly option that guarantees professional and dedicated service, matching Best Home Employment's mission of providing value to customers.

  • Language

 Myanmar maids usually speak and understand English, making communication easier for their employers. This competence in English helps to facilitate effective communication between maids and their employers, reducing miscommunications and promoting the accurate completion of tasks. This positive exchange contributes to Best Home's goal of fostering comfortable, stress-free home environments for families.

  • Hardworking

They are known for being diligent and hardworking, willing to take on tasks and work long hours. Renowned for their diligence, Myanmar maids exhibit commendable hard work in performing their duties. They are more than willing to work long hours to complete their tasks, showing a dedication that often surpasses expectations. This unwavering commitment reflects the same standards upheld by Best Home Employment, where superior service quality is a key priority.

  • Loyalty

Myanmar maids are generally loyal and dedicated to their employers, ensuring a long-term relationship with the families. They tend to form bonds of trust and respect, which contributes to a healthier work environment. Their dedication often translates into exceptional service, mirroring Best Home Employment's pledge to build lasting relationships with its clients.

  • Cultural similarity

Myanmar culture is similar to other Southeast Asian countries, making it easier for employers from those countries to relate to their maids. This cultural proximity makes it easier for employers in the region to relate to their maids, fostering a sense of mutual understanding and appreciation. This compatibility contributes to Best Home Employment's commitment to building lasting relationships between clients and their domestic helpers.

Structured Training Program

We work closely with trainers in Myanmar to design a comprehensive curriculum and provide training for our helpers even before they are matched with employers. Our curriculum covers language, cooking, cleaning, childcare, pet care, infant and baby care training, and is tailored to individual helpers upon matching with employers.

 

Upon arrival in Singapore, our Myanmar maids undergo a structured training program to help them learn the skills they need for their new job and mentally prepare them for their role. Our Director personally conducts orientation and onboarding programs to brief our maids on correct work etiquette, quality of work, healthy rest day programs, and other relevant issues, based on his thirty years of experience. We take pride in providing comprehensive training and support for our helpers and employers, including a complimentary year-long online video training program that covers over 140 topics and is accessible to helpers before their arrival in Singapore.

 

To ensure that our Myanmar helpers meet our standards, they undergo a thorough assessment on basic household skills such as ironing, steaming clothes, vacuuming, and general cleaning during their stay in our dormitory before deployment. Throughout their training, there are several assessments in Myanmar and in Singapore that they have to pass before deployment.

 

We further tailor and train helpers who require skill enhancement for particular fields. If employers require further training for their helpers due to complex requirements, such as advanced care for elderly with disabilities, we are happy to work out a tailored curriculum in collaboration with third-party partner course providers.

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Elderly Care

Some Myanmar maids are skilled and experienced in helping elderly people as well as people who suffer from medical conditions or mobility issues. They can assist with everyday tasks such as dressing, bathing and medication and companionship as well as emotional support. As Myanmar maids are patient and good-natured, they are a popular choice among employers to care for their elderly family members.

Let Best Home Employment Aid You In Finding A Myanmar Maid

Thorough Screening

At Best Home Employment, we take the recruitment and screening process of our maids very seriously. Our recruitment team in Myanmar conducts a thorough physical observation of the candidate, including their height and weight, preferences, or if they have tattoos. We have strict guidelines on the type of tattoos we accept and do not accept, which we communicate to our candidates during the interview process.

 

Our team also reviews their previous work experience and matches it with the job scope in Singapore, ensuring they have the necessary skills to meet the demands of the job. In addition, we verify that the candidate's family has agreed to them working in Singapore, and we conduct a comprehensive medical examination to identify any pre-existing conditions. Our Myanmar maids undergo rigorous training in various household tasks, including cooking, cleaning, and childcare, and must pass our internal training program before deployment.

 

We have an online database consisting of all our helpers’ data for your convenient viewing and selection. We provide our recommendations and comments on each helper to aid your selection process. We are also happy to select a helper for you, simply contact us!

How To Hire A Myanmar Maid In Singapore?

Here are the steps to hire a Myanmar maid in Singapore:

 

  1. Check the eligibility requirements: To hire a Myanmar maid in Singapore, you must be a Singapore citizen or permanent resident and meet the eligibility criteria set by the Ministry of Manpower.

  2. Find a licensed employment agency: Look for a reputable licensed employment agency that specialises in Myanmar maids. Make sure to verify their credentials and check their track record before engaging their services.

  3. Submit a work permit application: Once you have found a suitable maid and engaged an employment agency, you need to submit a work permit application to the Ministry of Manpower. The employment agency will usually assist you with this process.

  4. Medical examination: Your Myanmar maid will need to undergo a medical examination at a Singapore-registered clinic or hospital within 14 days of arrival in Singapore.

  5. Purchase insurance: You are required to purchase medical insurance for your maid, which provides coverage for hospitalisation and surgery, as mandated by the Ministry of Manpower.

  6. Orientation program: All first-time employers of foreign domestic workers, including Myanmar maids, are required to attend an orientation program to understand their roles and responsibilities.

  7. Settle-in program: Your Myanmar maid will also need to attend a Settling-In Program (SIP) to help her adjust to working and living in Singapore.

  8. Contract signing: Before your Myanmar maid begins work, you will need to sign an employment contract that outlines her salary, job responsibilities, working hours, rest day, and other important terms and conditions.

  9. Ongoing support: As an employer, you are responsible for providing ongoing support and supervision to your Myanmar maid, ensuring her well-being and fair treatment.

 

At Best Home Employment, we can assist you with the lengthy process of hiring a Myanmar maid in Singapore. Our team can help you determine what type of home care you require, provide you with a shortlist of potential candidates, and assist with the necessary procedures. With our assistance, you can save time and effort in locating the appropriate domestic helper for your home. Contact us to learn more about our services and how we can assist you in finding a trusted and reliable Myanmar maid.

Facilitation of Their Integration

Best Home Employment is dedicated to ensuring that Myanmar maids receive the necessary training and support to succeed in their work and integrate well with their employers in Singapore.

 

Our agency also places a strong emphasis on promoting healthy rest day programs through partnerships with NGOs and charitable organisations, allowing our maids to engage in skill-building activities and enjoy quality rest on their days off. We are committed to providing our helpers and employers with ongoing training and support to foster positive and productive working relationships.

Hassle-Free Process

Our agency has extensive experience in facilitating the hiring of Migrant Domestic Workers in Singapore. We offer a hassle-free process that eliminates uncertainties and unforeseen costs, providing you with peace of mind throughout your hiring journey. Our comprehensive range of services ensures that your experience is smooth and seamless, from start to finish.

Financial Check

All foreign domestic workers in Singapore, including Myanmar maids, must undergo a financial check as part of their work permit application process. This is to ensure that they are financially responsible and able to manage their finances while working in Singapore. The financial check requires maids to provide documentation of their savings or assets in their home country, as well as a declaration of any outstanding debts or financial obligations.

 

The financial check is conducted by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), and failure to meet the financial requirements may result in the maid's work permit application being rejected. It is important for employers to ensure that their Myanmar maid meets the financial check requirements before hiring them, as this is a mandatory step in the work permit application process.

Work Permit

Apart from the financial aspect, specific documentation requirements must be fulfilled to hire Myanmar maids legally in Singapore. Employers must apply for a work permit on behalf of their helper and ensure that all necessary documents are obtained for the helper to work abroad. The employer is responsible for covering all costs associated with obtaining these documents.

 

To apply for a work permit for a Myanmar maid, employers must provide the maid's passport details and their own and their family members' information. Employers must also disclose their income information and obtain the maid's written consent. This is done to ensure that the maid is well-protected and that the employer adheres to Singaporean labour laws.

Training and Orientation Programmes

When hiring a first-time Myanmar maid, the employer must ensure that she attends the Settling-In Programme (SIP) as part of the work permit application process. The SIP is a mandatory training program designed to help the maid adjust to life and work in Singapore, and to familiarise her with local culture and customs.

 

Additionally, as a first-time employer of a Myanmar maid, attending the Employers Orientation Programme (EOP) is mandatory. This programme is aimed at helping employers understand their roles and responsibilities when hiring a foreign domestic worker, and to ensure that they are aware of Singaporean labour laws.

 

Employers are responsible for covering all costs associated with the SIP and EOP training programs, as well as any other expenses related to hiring a domestic worker from Myanmar. Best Home Employment provides all helpers with a complimentary year-long video training program to assist with their transition into their new role.

Cost and Payment

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Salary

The monthly salary for Myanmar maids in Singapore varies depending on their work experience and the country they come from. For new maids, the average salary ranges from $500 per month. However, for those with previous work experience in Singapore, their salary can range from $550 to $650 per month. Compared to maids from other nationalities such as Hong Kong or Taiwan, the salary range for Myanmar maids is similar, with an average of $550 to $600 per month.

 

It is essential to note that the salary of a Myanmar maid may also depend on various factors such as the employer's requirements, the maid's qualifications, and the job scope. In some cases, Myanmar maids may receive additional compensation for working overtime or taking on extra responsibilities. Employers should discuss the salary and compensation package with their maid before hiring to ensure that both parties agree.

 

At Best Home Employment Agency, we facilitate salary negotiation to ease this process for employers.

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Off Day Compensation

Under Singaporean regulations, foreign domestic helpers, including Myanmar maids, are entitled to at least one day off per month. However, they may agree with their employers to work on their off days and must be compensated for each of the days not taken. Employers must also ensure that the maid receives the compensation for these off days as it is their right to rest and recharge.

 

The compensation for off days is calculated based on the daily salary of the Myanmar maid. The daily salary for Myanmar maids in Singapore typically ranges from $18 to $26 per day, depending on their qualifications and experience. Employers should also note that there are penalties and legal action for failing to comply with these regulations. It is crucial to follow these rules to maintain a fair and respectful work environment for the domestic worker.

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Levy

The Singaporean government sets monthly levy rates for all foreign domestic workers, including Myanmar maids. These rates are subject to change and must be paid by the employer. As of April 1st, 2019, the monthly levy rates for Myanmar maids are as follows:

 

For the first maid, the levy is $300 per month. For the second maid, the levy is $450 per month. Eligible households may be able to qualify for a concessionary levy rate of $60 per month, subject to certain conditions. For instance, households with children under 16 or with persons aged 67 and above may qualify for this concessionary rate.

 

Employers are responsible for paying the levy for their Myanmar maid, and it is important to stay up-to-date with the latest levy rates to avoid any penalties or legal consequences.

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Meals

As an employer of a Myanmar maid in Singapore, it is essential to provide nutritious and sufficient meals. This basic requirement includes three meals a day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is also important to be mindful and respectful of any dietary restrictions or preferences the maid may have.

 

Some Myanmar maids may have cultural or religious dietary requirements that need to be taken into consideration. It is crucial to discuss these requirements with the maid beforehand to ensure that their needs are met. Employers may also consider allowing their maid to cook some traditional dishes or giving them some flexibility in meal planning to make them feel more comfortable and at home. Providing good meals not only ensures that the maid is well-fed but also helps to build a good relationship between the employer and the maid.

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Insurance

Myanmar maids in Singapore must be provided with medical insurance coverage by their employer, as required by Singaporean regulations. The policy covers their medical expenses, hospitalisation, and surgery fees. The insurance must provide a minimum coverage of $60,000 per year for inpatient treatment, including COVID-19 related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs. It is important for employers to ensure that their Myanmar maid's insurance policy meets these requirements and is up-to-date to avoid any issues or penalties.

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Medical

Employers hiring Myanmar maids in Singapore are responsible for covering the cost of a mandatory medical examination that screens for infectious diseases like tuberculosis and HIV. The exam must be conducted by a Singaporean registered doctor and the report must be submitted to the Ministry of Manpower within two weeks of the maid's arrival.

 

The examination report must be submitted to the Ministry of Manpower within two weeks of the maid's arrival in Singapore. If the maid is found to have any infectious diseases, the employer is required to inform the ministry and take appropriate measures to ensure the maid receives proper medical treatment.

 

To help employers manage the medical costs for their foreign domestic workers, we have collaborated with 35 clinics located islandwide, to offer special rates for medical checks, GP consultations, and dental services. As part of this program, employers can access GP consultation fees for as low as $15 and a complete 6-monthly medical examination for just $45. These rates are exclusive to only Best Home Employment helpers.

Testimonials

At our agency, we are committed to providing the best possible service to our clients. Don't just take our word for it—read through our customer testimonials and see for yourself what our satisfied clients have to say about their experiences with our agency.

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June Cheong

“Myrell has been very helpful when I approached her to find a maid for us during the covid period this April. Despite longer process for maids to come through at that time, she was able to match us to the right maid who fit in our household well. We are pleased with the services rendered. Everything went smoothly and faster than we expected.”

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Seah Eu may

“Professional, friendly and very helpful especially Jane Lock and Myrell at Thomson branch.

They will do their best to help you with your requirements on helpers, our families has been with them for many years.

And we always refer them to our friends and relatives.

Thank you again to Jane and Myrell, greatly appreciate with all your kind assistance.”

Have Any Questions Or Concerns?

We understand that hiring a domestic helper can be a big decision, so we're here to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our comprehensive FAQ section provides in-depth information and answers to commonly asked questions, ensuring our clients have access to the support they need throughout the hiring process.

Hire The Right Myanmar Maid from Our Database!

At Best Home Employment, we understand that finding the right domestic helper who can cater to your caregiving needs is crucial. That's why we are dedicated to making the process of searching for a reliable helper stress-free and straightforward for you.

Have Any Questions Or Concerns?

We understand that hiring a domestic helper can be a big decision, which is why we're here to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our comprehensive FAQ section provides in-depth information and answers to commonly asked questions, ensuring our clients have access to the support they need throughout the hiring process.

Choose The Right Myanmar Maid For Your Needs

At Best Home Maid Agency, we understand that finding the right domestic helper who can cater to your caregiving needs is crucial. That's why we are dedicated to making the process of searching for a reliable helper stress-free and straightforward for you.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What Are the Costs Involved in Hiring a Myanmar Maid In Singapore?
    In addition to a monthly salary ranging from $450 to $750, there are several other factors to consider when hiring a Myanmar maid in Singapore. These may include monthly levy payments made to the Ministry of Manpower, compensation for off-days, and living expenses, among others.
  • How Do I Hire A Myanmar Maid In Singapore?
    If you are looking to hire a Myanmar maid in Singapore, there are several steps that you need to follow. This includes shortlisting and interviewing potential candidates, applying for a work permit, and other processes for your selected helper. However, to save time and effort, you can engage the expertise of a reliable and reputable Myanmar maid agency in Singapore, such as Best Home Maid Agency. This will help you prevent future mishaps and make the hiring process smoother. Best Home Maid Agency also offers helpers from Indonesia, the Philippines, and transfer maids.
  • How Long Does It Take For My Myanmar Maid To Arrive In Singapore?
    Hiring a new Myanmar maid in Singapore may require several weeks for them to arrive. It is crucial to check with your maid agency for a timeline of your prospective maid's arrival. Additionally, you should inquire about legal requirements such as the work permit and employment documentation, as they also take time. By engaging the services of Best Home Maid Agency, you can enjoy a seamless and efficient hiring process. Our consultants will guide you through every step of the process, handle your maid's employment paperwork, and provide the necessary training to meet your unique household requirements.
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