The Isle of Man Government’s Department of Economic Development has recently has recently announced that it is seeking Tynwald’s approval for the relaxation of work permit controls in the ICT (Information Communications Technology), e-Business and e-gaming sectors.

E-Business and e-Gaming have become a key part of the Isle of Man’s economy and there is a current need for additional skilled workers in this growing area.

The proposed exemption would apply to skilled workers employed for at least 12 months and earning a salary of more than £25,000 per annum.

For ICT roles, the exemption would apply for a worker who has a minimum of 3 years’ experience in an ICT role; or who holds a computer science degree; or holds certain technical or vocational qualifications; or can demonstrate competency at a specified level of the Skills Framework for the Information Age, a widely used framework for ICT skills.

For e-Business roles, the exemption would apply for a worker who has a minimum of 2 years’ experience in an e-Business role; or who has advanced mathematical, statistical or data analysis skills; or who has extensive knowledge of e-Business systems or processes.

This move follows the recent move to take the Isle of Man’s work permit application system online.

More information on Isle of Man work permits can be found online at:

More on the proposed changes to the Isle of Man work permits