Acronyms and abbreviations

BK21

Brain Korea 21

BLS

Basic Livelihood Security

CEPA

Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

CPIK

Chinese Program in Korea

CPS

Current Population Survey

DGI

Departure Guarantee Insurance

EAPS

Economically Active Population Survey

EEA

European Economic Area

EITC

Earned Income Tax Credit

EMS

Employment Management System

EPIK

English Program in Korea

EPO

European Patent Office

EPS

Employment Permit System

EPS-TOPIK

Test of Proficiency in Korean for EPS

FDI

Foreign Direct Investment

FIMS

Student Information Management System

FLFS

Foreign Labour Force Survey

FWPC

Foreign Workforce Policy Committee

HRD Korea

Human Resources Development Service of Korea

ICT

Information and Communication Technology

IQEAS

International Education Quality Assurance System

ITS

Industrial Trainee System

KBiz

Korea Federation of Small and Medium Business

KDI

Korea Development Institute

KEDI

Korean Educational Development Institute

KEIS

Korea Employment Information Service

KESS

Korean Educational Statistics Service

KIPA

Korea Invention Promotion Association

KIS

Korea Immigration Service

KLI

Korea Labor Institute

KOICA

Korea International Cooperation Agency

KOSBI

Korea Small Business Institute

KOSIS

Korean Statistical Information Service

KOTRA

Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency

KPC

Korea Productivity Centre

KSGC

K-StartUp Grand Challenge

LMT

Labour Market Test

LPI

Low-Pay Incidence

MEST

Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology

MoEL

Ministry of Employment and Labour

MoJ

Ministry of Justice

MW

Minimum Wage

NEET

Not in Education, Employment or Training

NHI

National Health Insurance

NIIED

National Institute for International Education

OASIS

Overall Assistance for Startup Immigration System

OPT

Optional Practical Training

PBS

Points-Based System

PES

Public Employment Service

PIAAC

Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies

SBA

Seoul Business Agency

SEVIS

Student and Exchange Visitor Information System

SILCLF

Survey on Immigrant’s Living Conditions and Labour Force

SMBA

Small and Medium Business Administration

SME

Small- and medium-sized enterprise

SOL

Shortage Occupation List

TaLK

Teach and Learn in Korea

TFW

Temporary Foreign Worker

TSS

Temporary Skills Shortage

UI

Unemployment Insurance

USPTO

United States Patent and Trademark Office

WCU

World Class University

WHD

Wage and Hour Division

WHM

Working Holiday Maker

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