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Talent Wiki - Mauritius

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Mauritius
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Capital
Port Louis
Currency
Mauritian Rupee (MUR)
Languages
English, French, Mauritian Creole
Payroll Frequency
Monthly
GDP per Capita
$9,061.28 (2020)
Employer Tax
5.5% - 11.5%

Supplementary Guide for Employment and Expansion in Mauritius

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

Local Universities

The top local universities in Mauritius are listed below:

University of Mauritius

RANKING

Mauritius : 1

World : 2,135

University of Technology, Mauritius

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Mauritius : 2

World : 8,099

Mauritius Institute of Education

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Mauritius : 3

World : 9,015

Mahatma Gandhi Institute

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Mauritius : 4

World : 15,544

Open University of Mauritius

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Mauritius : 5

World : 15,625

Salary Data

The table below shows the average monthly salaries of some jobs in Mauritius.

No. Job Title Average Salary (in MUR) Average Salary (in USD)
1 Financial Manager 93,200 MUR $2,122.81
2 Pilot 81,300 MUR $1,851.77
3 Architect 57,800 MUR $1,316.51
4 Bank Manager 87,300 MUR $1,988.43
5 Construction Project Manager 80,300 MUR $1,828.99

Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards:

JobBoard, MyJob, CareerHub

Number of LinkedIn users:

324,000

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.

Probation:

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

Public and Provincial Holidays

Date Name Type
1st - 2nd January New Year Public Holiday
18th January Thaipoosam Cavadee Public Holiday
1st February Chinese Spring Festival/Abolition of Slavery Public Holiday
1st March Mahashivratri Public Holiday
12th March Independence and Republic Day Public Holiday
2nd April Ugadi Public Holiday
1st May Labor Day Public Holiday
3rd May Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday
15th August Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Public Holiday
1st September Ganesh Chaturthi Public Holiday
24th October Diwali Public Holiday
2nd November The arrival of Indentured Labourers Public Holiday
25th December Christmas Public Holiday

Employee Leaves:

Type of Leave Time Period Mandatory
Annual Leave 20 days Yes

Payroll

Payroll Cycle

Employees in Mauritius are usually paid on a monthly basis.

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Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in Mauritius is set to MUR 11,075.

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Overtime Pay

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

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Health Examination Clause

Bonus

13th Month Pay:

Mandatory

Employee Benefits: 

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

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:

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

Employee Payroll Tax:

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

*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.

*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

VAT:

The standard rate for Vat in Mauritius is 15%.

Offboarding & Termination

Termination Process

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.

Notice Period

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

Severance Pay

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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