The Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Specified Skilled Worker is a status of residence created to give foreign nationals more opportunities to work in Japan. There are two types of Specified Skilled Worker status of residence: type (i) and type (ii). The type (ii) status of residence requires more specialized skills than type (i). Source - www.ssw.go.jp
01 - Nursing Care, 02 - Building Cleaning Management, 03 - Construction Industry (Jobs constructing houses, buildings, and other structures), 04 - Machine Parts and Tooling Industries, 05 - Industrial Machinery Industry, 06 - Electric, Electronics and Information Industries, 07 - Ship building and Ship MAchinery Industries (Building Ships), 08 - Automobile and Repair Industries, 09 - Aviation Industry, 10 - Accommodation Industry, 11 - Agriculture Industry, 12 - Fishery and Agriculture Industries, 13 - Food and Beverage Manufacturing Industries, 14 - Food Service Industry
15 - Construction Industry (Managing the work of constructing houses, buildings, and other structures), 16 - Ship building and Ship MAchinery Industries (Managing the work of Building Ships).
Technical Intern Training (TITP) is a status of residence for receiving training, but Specified Skilled Worker is a status of residence for working.
The Specified Skilled Worker (i) Status of Residence
The Specified Skilled Worker (ii) Status of Residence
In order to sign a contract with a company, you need to take and pass an employment interview. If you are not in Japan, the employment interview can be conducted directly with the company or through an employment placement company. If you are in Japan, there is a government agency called Hello Work that provides employment placement services in Japan. Please contact Hello Work if you want to find a new job. You can contact any Hello Work location.
Locations of the Employment Service Center for Foreigners (facilities that provide comprehensive services for foreign nationals) (Japanese only)
Hello Work locations with interpretation services (Japanese only)
All Hello Work locations in Japan (Japanese only)
If you have job-related problems or there is something you don’t understand, you can also contact the Foreign Workers Consultation Service (Advisor for Foreign Workers).
Foreign Workers Consultation Service (Advisor for Foreign Workers)
In order to work under a Specified Skilled Worker (i) status of residence, you need to pass a Japanese language test and a skills proficiency test. (You do not need to pass these tests if you have satisfactorily completed Technical Intern Training (ii). However, to work in a different field, you need to pass a skills proficiency test in the field in which you wish to work.) Taking these tests costs money. (Source)
The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) JLPT Exam - Instructions For More Information about the JLPT Exam
Japan Foundation Test for Basic Japanese (JFT-Basic)
Nursing care skills evaluation test and Nursing care Japanese language evaluation test
The Food Service Industry Skills Proficiency Test
More Information - Specified Skilled Worker Tests
Study textbooks for Nursing Care (English) (PDF)
Care Welfare English Vocabulary textbook by Ministry of Health
Food Service Industry Test Guideline
Customer Service textbook by Japan Food Service Association
Preparation of Food and Drink by Japan Food Service Association
Hygiene Controls by Japan Food Service Association
Foreign nationals working under a Specified Skilled Worker (i) status of residence can receive various forms of support from their company for living and working in Japan. (If the company cannot provide support, a registered support organization can provide it at the company’s request.) You can receive the following 10 forms of support from your company.
Detailed List of Registered Support Organizations
For more information