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    Expats.
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    Default Re: "Expats" or "immigrant"?

    To me...

    Expats are people coming over to do professional jobs (white collar mostly) with higher than average local pay...

    Immigrant are people coming over to do jobs that either the local are unwilling to do... or taking up position that is no difference than locals.


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    To me, an Expat is a higher position foreign executive coming here to work usually MNC. Once his/her work is done, recalled or he resigns from the company that sent him, he/she has to leave the country unless they choose to stay here at which time their status is now an Immigrant applying now to stay here permanently as PR and eventually a citizen... especially those who found a mate here.

    I call lower level workers as foreign workers or foreign talent but that again is NOT immigrant but status to work here but will leave the moment that status changes or cancelled.

    An immigrant is someone who comes to live permanently in a foreign country. regardless coming here with a job in tow or not.

    that article seem to be more politicizing the narrative more then it keep to the accurate use of the words especially in our local contexts I feel.

    I know of Singaporean who work overseas on expat status
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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Immigrant are people coming over to do jobs that either the local are unwilling to do... or taking up position that is no difference than locals.
    Har???? My goodness since when immigrants have such a connotation? Anyone who immigrate is an immigrant. Irregardless of anything else.

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    Aiyo why make it so difficult. Just find a common ground can already.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expatriate

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    And articles on wikipedia are authored by reliable, trustworthy people who know better than us
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    Expats:


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    Expat:



    The other expat:


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    Immigrants:


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    Default Re: "Expats" or "immigrant"?

    Maybe expats have no maximum pay, while immigrants have no minimum pay?

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