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Mauritius Employment Guide

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Mauritius


Port Louis


Mauritian Rupee (MUR)


English, French, Mauritian Creole

Payroll Frequency


GDP per Capita


Employer Tax

5.5% - 11.5%

Talent Overview

The Republic of Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian ocean which falls under the African continent. They are considered a high-income economy and are one of the most developed countries in Africa. Their economy relies primarily on financial services, tourism, exports, and agriculture.

Major economic hubs:

Port Louis, Beau-Bassin Rose Hill, Vacoas

Skills in demand:

Digital Marketing, Content Creation, Civil Engineering, Accounting, Web Development, Healthcare

Mauritius Map

Local Universities

The top local universities in Mauritius are as follows:

Uni1 14

University of Mauritius


Local: 1

World : 4140

Uni2 13

University of Technology, Mauritius


Local: 2

World : 8969

Uni3 11

Mauritius Institute of Education


Local: 3

World : 9321

Uni4 10

Universite des Mascareignes


Local: 4

World: 11097

Uni5 9

Mahatma Gandhi Institute


Local: 5

World: 11291

Salary Data

A few jobs in Mexico and their salary ranges are as follows:

Job Title Average Monthly Salary (MUR) Average Monthly Salary (USD)
Financial Manager 93,200 2,025
General Manager 83,900 1,823
Business Development Manager 70,800 1,538
Financial Analyst 61,300 1,332
Business Analyst 57,900 1,258


Mauritius Talent Source

Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards:

JobBoard, MyJob, CareerHub

Number of LinkedIn users:


Top Recruitment Agencies:

ProActive Talent Solutions, Alentaris Recruitment, Michael Page Africa.

Employing in Mauritius

Below are the key points an employer must keep in mind while seeking employees in Mauritius:

Employee Contract:

In Mauritius, it is required to put together a firm employment contract in the local language – in English or Mauritian Creole. The compensation mentioned should be in Mauritian Rupee only.


The probation period for Mauritian employees is up to two months. 

Public and Provincial Holidays

Date Name Type
1 Jan New Year Public Holiday
2 Jan New Year (Day 2) Public Holiday
25 Jan Thaipoosam Cavadee Public Holiday
1 Feb Abolition of Slavery Public Holiday
10 Feb Chinese Spring Festival Public Holiday
8 Mar Maha Shivaratree Public Holiday
12 Mar National Day Public Holiday
9 Apr Ougadi Public Holiday
10 Apr Eid al-Fitr (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
1 May Labour Day Public Holiday
15 Aug Assumption of Mary Public Holiday
8 Sep Ganesh Chaturthi Public Holiday
31 Oct Divali Public Holiday
2 Nov Arrival of Indentured Labourers Public Holiday
25 Dec Christmas Day Public Holiday

Employee Leaves:

Type of Leave Time Period Mandatory
Annual Leaves 20 days Yes
Sick Leaves 15 days Yes
Maternity Leaves 14 Weeks Yes



Payroll 1

Payroll Cycle

Employees in Mauritius are usually paid on a monthly basis.

Payroll 2

Minimum Wage

The Mauritius minimum wage rate is 10,875 MUR to  11,575 MUR per month.

Payroll 3

Overtime Pay

Overtime pay in Mauritius is set to 150% of basic pay and 200% of basic pay for overtime on holidays.


13th Month Pay:


Employee Benefits

  • Leave
  • Sick Leaves
  • Maternity Leave
  • Paternity Leave: 5 days
  • Social Security


Employer and employee taxes in Mauritius are subject to the employee’s monthly income. Social Security contributions in Mauritius are referred to as Contribution Sociale Generalisee.

Employer Payroll Tax:

Tax Type Monthly Income Tax Rate (%)
Social Security <50,000 MUR (private sector) 3%
>50,000 MUR (private sector) 6%
<50,000 MUR (public sector) 4.5%
>50,000 MUR (public sector) 9%
<3,000 3%
National Savings Fund                   – 2.5%

Employee Payroll Tax:

Tax Type Monthly Income Tax Rate (%)
Social Security <50,000 MUR (private sector) 1.5%
>50,000 MUR (private sector) 3%
National Savings Fund 1% (capped at 187 MUR)

*public sector employees are exempted from social security contributions

Employee Income Tax:
Income tax in Mauritius ranges from 10% to 15%, depending on the annual income.

Annual Income Tax Rate (%)
0 – 650,000 MUR 10%
Above 650,000 MUR 15%

*if an individual’s annual income is in excess of MUR 3.5M, an additional tax of 5% on the income above 3.5M will be levied

The standard rate for Vat in Mauritius is 15%.

Offboarding & Termination

Employment in Mauritius can be terminated both by the employee and the employer. The employer can terminate the employment on substantial grounds. If the employment is terminated without any grounds, the employer must pay a severance to the employee.

After resignation/termination, both permanent employees and employees on probation must serve at least 30 days as notice.

Severance pay in Mauritius is calculated as three months’ pay for every year served at the organization.

Visa and Immigration

Non-Mauritian employees must obtain a work visa to be employed in Mauritius. Only individuals aged between twenty and sixty years are eligible for a work visa in Mauritius. Foreign employees can apply for a permanent residency permit after working in Mauritius for three years.

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Minimum Wage

Overtime Pay

Visa & Immigration