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Specified Skilled Worker(SSW)

An opportunity to acquire/ upgrade your skills while working as technical intern trainee in Japan

Latest Updates

In June 2023, the Japanese government proposed changing the SSW Type 2 Visa, adding nine more industries to the program's eligibility list.
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What is ‘Specified Skilled Worker’?

In April 2019, the Government of Japan unveiled the 'Specified Skilled Worker' residencystatus, aimed at addressing Japan's labor shortages by welcoming foreign individuals withspecialized expertise and skills. By July 2022, Japan had entered into Memoranda ofCooperation (MoCs) for the Specified Skilled Worker program with 15 countries, India amongthem. In January 2021, India and Japan inked a Memorandum of Cooperation to facilitate theimplementation of the 'Specified Skilled Worker' initiative between the two nations.

Target Segment

Japan welcomes individuals aged 18 and above possessing significant expertise or experience in a particular sector from abroad to address labor shortages through the Specified Skilled Worker program.

Japanese language level required

Proficiency in Japanese language for daily life and workplace is assessed through Japanese language exams. Individuals who have completed three years in Technical Intern Training are exempt from these exams.

Skill standards Required

Skill level validation is conducted through sector-specific exams.Individuals who have undergone three years of Technical Intern Training in the corresponding sector are exempt from these examinations.

Applicable Specific Sectors

Prospective participants in the Specified Skilled Worker(SSW) program can choose from 12 sectors designated by the Government of Japan. These sectors encompass a wide range of industries, including nursing care, construction, automotive, agriculture, food service, and others.

Period of Stay

Currently, participants can stay for a maximum of five years. Bringing family members along is not allowed.

Why Japan & SSW?

Japan, with an average age surpassing 48, faces a workforce shortage due to the lack of young workers, while India boasts an average age of 26. Projected population decline of 30% to 40% by 2030 prompts Japan to implement the TITP program, hiring overseas trainees for 3-5 years to address job vacancies.Collaborating with India, Japan aims to recruit trainees for TITP, already welcoming over 220 candidates from India as of March 2021.

Benefits of Joining SSW

Empowering India's youth through overseas career development opportunities.

Master Your Skills with Global Tech Pioneers

Learn and earn alongside world-renowned experts intechnology and craftsmanship.

Earning Potential

Earn a minimum of INR 1 lakh/ month and save up to 20-25 lakhs during immersive training with Japanese companies over 3-5 years.

Placement Opportunities

Secure enhanced placement prospects in leading Indian and Japanese companies upon program completion.

Government Support

OTIT certification from the Government of Japan and NSDC accreditation from the Government of India, ensuring program compliance and comprehensive support.

Cultural Proficiency

Develop invaluable cultural insights and adaptability through exposure to Japanese work culture, enhancing global competence and intercultural communication skills.

Advanced Technologies

Learn about new innovation withaccess to state-of-the-arttechnologies and pioneeringpractices, empowering you tothrive in the dynamic landscapeof the healthcare industry.

Eligibility Criteria of SSW Caregiver in Japan

- Age Limit: Upto 30 Years

- Educational Qualification: Min. 10+2with ANM/GNM Certification

- Behaviour: Disciplined, soft-spoken& well behaved

Candidate Journey

Step 1

Eligibility Check

Candidates undergo eligibility check for nursing jobs in Japan. Initial screening aligns with Japanese profile requirements, followed by document verification and CV creation.

Step 2

Program Registration

Candidates must register with Genrise, completing an application form and submitting education testimonials. They'll then sign the program agreement.

Step 3

Language Training

Shortlisted candidates undergo 6-8 months of Japanese language and cultural training, tailored to the Japanese employer's needs, and prepare for the JLPT/NAT N4 exam.

Step 4


Japanese Supervising Organizations arrange TITP interviews, conduct final interviews, and issue employment contracts following JITCO/OTIT specified formats.

Step 5

Document & Visa

Upon receiving the employment contract, candidates complete documentation for COE and visa application. Visa application is processed after obtaining COE.

Step 6

Post Placement Support

Candidate shall be supported by Genrise throughout the their stay in Japan under technical internship program of 3 to 5 years.

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Why Genrise?

1. 100+ Candidates placed overseas
2. We are also empaneled with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
3. We are a licensed recruitment agency.
4. We have signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the Governments of Madhya Pradesh, Arunchal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand to provide skill training and facilate the overseas placement of young individuals.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the contract for SSW Caregiver program participants?

Contracts for SSW Caregiver program participants are usually for a period of three years, renewable upon mutual agreement between the caregiver and the employer.

What types of duties are involved in the SSW Caregiver program?

Duties may include assisting with activities of daily living, providing companionship, administering medication, and offering emotional support to clients.

Is accommodation provided for SSW Caregiver program participants?

Yes, employers typically provide accommodation for SSW Caregiver program participants, either in the form of shared housing or a stipend to cover living expenses.

What are the working hours for SSW Caregiver program participants?

Working hours may vary depending on the employer and specific job requirements, but caregivers typically work full-time hours, including weekends and holidays.

What kind of training is provided for SSW Caregiver program participants?

SSW Caregiver program participants receive training in caregiving techniques, Japanese language proficiency, and cultural orientation to ensure they are well-prepared for their roles.

Are there opportunities for career advancement within the SSW program?

While the primary focus is on caregiving, some participants may have opportunities for career advancement through further education and training in related fields.

What are the benefits of participating in the SSW Caregiver program?

Benefits may include competitive wages, accommodation, access to healthcare, and the opportunity to gain valuable experience in caregiving while living in Japan.

Can SSW Caregiver program participants bring their families to Japan?

In some cases, participants may be able to bring their families to Japan, but it depends on individual circumstances and employer policies.

What is the visa process like for SSW Caregiver program participants?

Participants typically apply for a specified skilled worker visa (SSW visa) through their prospective employers, who assist with the necessary documentation and application process.

Do SSW Caregiver program participants need prior caregiving experience?

While prior caregiving experience is beneficial, it is not always required. However, applicants must demonstrate a genuine interest in and aptitude for caregiving.