Jeddah — Employers can now change expat workers’ job titles mentioned on their iqamas (residence permits).

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) on Sunday (July 22) lifted an year-old ban on the change of professions.

The move is believed to pave the way for applying a new occupation matrix and allowing profession change based on the standard classification and sub-classification of occupations which will be enforced in the new Hijri year.