Grants and Incentives 
For Employers Who Contribute to Talent Development
Facilitating employers who actively contribute to the development of talent.
We are dedicated to helping employers play an integral part in expanding the talent pool of the country. Hence, we have introduced several grants and incentive programmes to facilitate you, as an employer, in contributing to the development of talent. Learn more about our grants and incentives below.
For hiring and retaining women in the workforce
If you are an employer who actively provides career opportunities to professional women returning to the workforce, the Career Comeback Grant is for you. There are two grants under this initiative:

RESOURCING GRANT: For companies that implement or enhance a programme or campaign to recruit women returnees. The grant co-funds 75% of the cost incurred to run the programme, up to a maximum of RM100,000.

RETENTION GRANT: For employers who recruit and retain women returnees for more than six months. The grant amount is equivalent to a returnee’s one-month salary (up to RM100,000 per employer).

To apply, download the information and forms below. For more details, you can contact the team at

For upskilling your talent
Developed to strengthen human capital development, Talent ProCertification is a double tax incentive for employers on training expenses incurred, to enable employees to obtain various industry-recognised professional certifications. 

Approved professional certificates under Talent ProCertification include MICPA-CAANZ, ACCA, ICAEW, CFA, CFP, Oracle, SAP, MIHRM, AHRI and more.

To be eligible for the Talent ProCertification incentive, your organisation must fulfil the following criteria:
  • Invest in training Malaysian employees on full-time employment 
  • Not contributing to the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) 
  • Can demonstrate higher investment in supporting professional certifications for employees 
To apply, download the information and forms below. For more details, you can contact the team at

For providing quality internships
The Structured Internship Programme (SIP) is developed to encourage companies to provide practical learning experience through internships for students from local public and private institutions of higher education.

As an employer who hires Malaysian full-time undergraduates from local IPTA and IPTS to undergo a SIP endorsed by us, you will be eligible for double tax deduction incentive for related expenses incurred on the interns throughout the programme.

To qualify for the SIP incentive, your organisation must fulfil the following criteria:
  • The duration of the programme is to run for a minimum of ten (10) weeks
  • Participating companies shall provide each intern with a minimum cash, or/and cash equivalent of RM500 per month
For more information on the SIP and/or to get in touch with the SIP team, you can write to: and and register your company here
facts & figures
approvals since 2011 
*accurate up to December 2016
returned from Singapore, China, UK, Australia, USA
The Harvard Business School 
will be using REP as a case study for the Master students in Macro-Economics this Fall 2017
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Diversify your organisation’s workforce
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What is the applicatioWhat is the Returning Expert Programme?n process like?
The Returning Expert Programme (REP) is a programme introduced to facilitate the return of Malaysian professionals to meet the talent needs, especially in the context of the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP).
How much does it cost to apply?
Currently, there is no fee on the application for the REP.
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