Nursing & Caregiving Jobs in Japan under the JPEPA Framework

The initial recruitment of 200 Filipino nurses and 300 caregivers under the Framework for the Movement of Natural Persons for JPEPA has commenced.

The POEA has issued a shout-out for applicants to fill up forms online or in person and the successful candidates will be endorsed to the Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS) which will then administer an aptitude test to selected applicants.

Prior to actual work, selected candidates shall undergo a six-month language and culture training with an allowance of not less than P21,000 a month (its equivalent in yen).

Registered nurses with 3 years experience are qualified to apply while caregivers must be graduates of a four-year course and TESDA-certified.

Once in Japan, nursing trainees would have 3 chances in 3 years to take the Japanese nursing exams while caregivers must take an exam once on the fourth year of their stay.

Interested? Find out more by visiting the POEA website: or read the instructions below —

Registration procedure for qualified applicants for nurses and caregivers under JPEPA:

1. Register online at –>the site is under construction! I already notified the POEA about this.

2. Wait for POEA e-mail for further instructions. Only those who meet the
minimum qualification shall receive a POEA e-mail notification.

3. Prepare original and photocopy of the following documents:
• Self-made bio-data/resume with detailed job description with one (1) piece 2 X 2 colored picture
• Valid Passport
• Valid NBI Clearance (for travel abroad)
• College Diploma (authenticated, if applying as caregiver)
• Transcript of Records
• Employment Certificates (at least 3 years hospital experience)
• Training/skills Certificate

Additional requirements for applicant-nurses:
• Valid PRC ID
• Board Certificate
• Board Rating

4. Submit photocopy of the above documents fastened in a long, cream folder, together with the POEA e-mail notification at Window L, Ground Floor, POEA, BFO Building, Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City or at the nearest POEA office in the regions.

5. POEA shall only accept documents of applicants with POEA e-mail

For more information, you can call the POEA Hotlines @ 722-1144 & 722-1155.

Once again, note that the number of slots are very limited and the application process can only be done thru the POEA, not by any individual or licensed agency. If someone is trying to recruit you under the JPEPA framework, please notify the POEA right away (see numbers above) or you may wish to call the Blas F. Ople Center hotline: 833-5337.

Good luck!

Author: Susan Ople

Susan "Toots" Ople is the President of the Blas F. Ople Policy and Training Institute. She's an OFW and labor advocate based in the Philippines.

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  • cecel

    i am a registerd nurse in phils. but have only less than a year experience. i am willing to apply even with caregiver but i dont hve taken yet from tesda, it is ok?tnx

  • hi..i applied as caregiver in poea…last yr,i am qualified bec i hav 4 yr course and a caregiver also,i ahav exp here as caregiver……last yr poea staff called me…then i saw in listing i am not included… this yr…4th batch i applied again,,for i really like to work as caregiver in japan..i am separated i have 3 kids to support…plss help me…i passed my aplication and i am reg in poea….

  • Lhyn

    Good day!Maam Susan,just like the other Im also 2years graduate of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration under LadderizedProgram,I took caregiving course,luckyly I passed all the examination in addition to that i also attend some seminars,wich is related to my caregiving course,like Cardiac Rehabilitation,Deleterious Effect of Immobility,Red Cross Emergency Seminar and CPR,Massage therapy,in addition to that Im also a volunteer in clinic staff and participate some medical mission,prior to that i took Japanese language which is I completed and passed the 90 hours period of time. Now my question is do we have a chance to work in japan as a caregiver although we are only 2years graduate?hope to hear something coming from you the next time I open my email address( you and God Bless.

  • jennife

    Good pm po Mam Susan Im Jennifer Diones i just completed my 4 yrs course i have my care giver certificate from tesda i am an ex trainee from japan. I put every thing I have just to qualify for this job. Mam will there be next bacth for this year? Thank you

  • i was a trainee in japan for 3 years i passed the 3rd grade japanese language exam in 2007 i took a 6months caregiver course but i am a high school grad and i only finish 1 sem in my course in college. do i have the chance to apply in japan as a caregiver?

  • Madam: Good afternoon!..I would like to inquire for the caregiving jobs available in Japan for

  • ablfazl

    I am a nurse. Nearly 9 years of work experience I have. I am willing to cooperate In Japanese can?

  • maria leonora

    38 yrs. Old na po ako pwede pa po kaya ako maka apply as a caregiver meronNCII holder po ako at marunong din pa ako mag salita ng japanese,at 4 yr course din po natapos ko kaya lang po 38 na po ako pwede po ba kaya. Thanks po sana kung maari lang po sana .

  • janine marie abregana

    i think it’s unfair that only CAREGIVER WITH 4YR. COURSE are qualified to apply, how about us who finished as CAREGIVER WITH 2yr. course??!! we also have skills!

  • bless

    Hello mam gud evening po….i am very much willing to go back in japan ive been their for the fast ten years as an entertainer,and i really love the people in japan they are very much freindly,im am now taking up a caregiver course and we are studying the japanese language so i recall every words that ive learn for the fast ten years im gonna be graduatte this march, but im just only a highschool grad. I hope and pray always that someday i could come back to japan,and would like to share what ive learn as a caregiver and i wish that i could be one of the elderly people in japan that can take care of them cause i have a big heart in japanese people i hope you could give me an opportunity, and im matured enough to care of elderly cause im 35yrs old already,pls. Reply me…thank you and GOD BLESS 🙂

  • Mae j.Magbanua

    Good evening mam,i am mae j magbanua undergraduate for Hotel and Restaurant Management .now i finish already as a caregiver for 6mos.divorce to my japanese husband last mach 2013.i am willing to comeback and work to japan as a caregiving…..i l love to serve japanese people especially for elderly and ,the life style and nature. of thier country…..i leave for 15 yrs in japan……i can speak and read japanese language.can i work thier even i am not graduated 4yrs course?i hope u can help me…………….thanks and god bless!!!

  • patty143

    good day and God bless to everyone.!!! having this kind of chance is a great oppurtunity for everyone of us.. Let’s thank Phil. govt. and Japan for making this agreement now come true…goodluck to all of all who aspire to be one of the lucky applicant.. Jpepa ,,,Kudos….!!!

  • Ma Lily Campoto

    hello, morning,i would like to inquire hiring for nurses to japan, if still avail? I would like to apply as one,

  • robert antonio

    good day madam/sir..i would like to ask if my experience as a private caregiver is still be considered as qualification for the caregiving job in japan.??..thank you..r