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Talent Wiki - Antigua & Barbuda

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Antigua & Barbuda

Capital

St. John’s

Currency

East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

Languages

English and ​​Antiguan Creole

Payroll Frequency

Monthly

GDP per Capita

$16,786

Employer Tax

8%

Talent Overview

Antigua & Barbuda holds the 6th rank for GDP in Latin America and the Caribbean Sea. The country is well known for being one of the most prosperous nations in the Caribbean. Antigua and Barbuda’s GDP has majorly increased over the year. The country’s GDP majorly depends on tourism and industries such as clothing and construction. There has been significant growth in the GDP after 2019 in Antigua & Barbuda.

Major economic hubs:

St. John’s, All Saints, Liberta

Skills in demand:

Operations Manager, Marketing Manager, Marketing Analyst, Product Manager

Local Universities

The top universities of Antigua and Barbuda are;

American University of Antigua

Ranking

Local: 1

World: 5685

University of Health Sciences Antigua

Ranking

Local: 2

World: 8810

Salary Data

Some of the job titles and average monthly salary of Antigua and Barbuda are;

Job Title Average Monthly Salary(XCD) Average Monthly Salary(USD)
Financial Manager 9,360 XCD 3463.40 USD
General Manager 8,490 XCD 3141.48 USD
Business Development Manager 7,280 XCD 2693.75 USD
Business Analyst 5,980 XCD 2212.72 USD
Financial Analyst 5,750 XCD 2127.62 USD
Project Manager 5,170 XCD 1913.01 USD

Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards:

TotalJobs, Timesacsent, LinkedIn, Glassdoor

Number of LinkedIn users:

40,270

Top Recruitment Agencies:

Greataupair, TotalJobs

Employing in Antigua & Barbuda

In order to onboard an individual from Antigua & Barbuda, the employer needs to have knowledge about the employment law, deductions, allowances, and bonuses to be provided.

Employee Contracts

Employment contracts in Antigua and Barbuda must be in the language that both the employees and employers understands – either English or Antiguan Creole.

Probation Period

The probation policy for new employees in Antigua and Barbuda is up to 1 month.

Public and Provincial Holidays 2023

Date Name Type
1 Jan New Year’s Day Public Holiday
2 Jan Day off for New Year’s Day Public Holiday
7 Apr Good Friday Public Holiday
10 Apr Easter Monday Public Holiday
1 May Labour Day Public Holiday
29 May Whit Monday Public Holiday
7 Aug Carnival Holiday Public Holiday
8 Aug Carnival Holiday Public Holiday
1 Nov Independence Day Public Holiday
9 Dec V.C. Bird Day Public Holiday
25 Dec Christmas Day Public Holiday
26 Dec Boxing Day Public Holiday

Employee Leaves:

Type of Leave Time Period Mandatory
Annual/Earned Leave 30 days Yes
Sick Leave 26 weeks Yes
Maternity Leave 13 weeks Yes

Payroll

Payroll Cycle

The payroll cycle in Antigua and Barbuda is Monthly. 

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage is XCD 8.20 per hour in Antigua and Barbuda.

Overtime Pay

A minimum of 150% of the hourly wage has to be provided as overtime pay in Antigua and Barbuda.

Bonus

13th Month Pay:

There is no statutory law for 13th-month pay in Antigua & Barbuda.

Employee Benefits:

  • Insurance Benefits
  • Maternity leave
  • Vacation Policy
  • Retirement Benefits

Taxes

Employer Payroll Tax:

Funds Contributions
Social Security 8%

Employee Payroll Tax:

Funds Contributions
Social Security 6%

Employee Income Tax:

There is no personal income tax in Antigua and Barbuda.

VAT:

The standard VAT rate in Antigua & Barbuda is 15%.

Offboarding & Termination

The employer or the employee can terminate the employment contract with a notice or severance pay. However, the employer can terminate only based on the reason based on redundancy or illegal activities for termination.

The notice period in Antigua and Barbuda is one month.

After one year of service, one day of pay for each month worked. The severance pay is only applicable if the employee is terminated for the reason of redundancy.

Visa and Immigration

The individual has to provide personal documents along with the employee contract. The individual can stay in the country for six months and can be extended based on business requirements.

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Payroll

Minimum Wage

Overtime Pay

Visa & Immigration

The individual has to provide personal documents along with the employee contract. The individual can stay in the country for six months and can be extended based on business requirements.