Since 2009, the government has tighten its immigration policies to ensure adequate expertise is being maintained across all industries. This also ensures that salaries and distribution of skills across sectors remain competitive. While nobody can guarantee 100% success rates in PR application, one can be assured that every application is being considered on its own merits.
Those who have shown outstanding commitment, hard work, and social contributions in Singapore, especially should not feel discouraged.
Further, in the population white paper released by the Singapore Government in 2015, both citizens and foreign talents alike will have a major part to play in achieving economic and manpower stability for Singapore.