* Playroll continues to analyse immediate opportunities and fulfilled roles by recruitment partners, contractors and employers to identify in-demand jobs.

Capital City
Port of Spain

Trinidad & Tobago Dollar (TT$)


AST (GMT -4)

Employment Cost

23.8 TDD - 276.2 TDD

Annual Leave

10 days

In-demand Specialties*
Sales, Web Development, Cyber Security

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Trinidad & Tobago

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Trinidad & Tobago

Employing in Trinidad & Tobago requires employers to own a legal entity in the country and manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance through their own in-country resources. Grow your team in Trinidad & Tobago with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

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Good To Know

Trinidad and Tobago's location in the Caribbean provides strategic access to regional markets and serves as a gateway to Latin America.

English is the official language, facilitating seamless communication for businesses operating in an English-speaking global market.

Trinidad and Tobago has a well-developed financial sector, providing support for businesses in banking, finance, and related industries.

The country is known for its significant energy resources, particularly in oil and natural gas, making it attractive for businesses in the energy sector.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Trinidad & Tobago

In Trinidad & Tobago, employment can be verbal or written, with terms and conditions specified in individual contracts between employers and employees or in collective bargaining agreements negotiated with trade unions.

Probationary Period in Trinidad & Tobago

In Trinidad & Tobago, the probationary period varies based on the role and is specified in the employment agreement. Typically lasting between 3-6 months, these probation periods are outlined in the employment contract.

Working hours in Trinidad & Tobago

The standard working week in Trinidad & Tobago comprises 40 hours, equating to 8 hours per day.

Overtime in Trinidad & Tobago

In Trinidad & Tobago, overtime is paid according to the employment contract or collective agreements. When working beyond standard hours or on holidays, there are maximum limits. The first 4 overtime hours are compensated at 150%, while any hours beyond that are paid at 200%.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago has a robust and complex payroll and tax system, and as an employer, it pays to understand payroll process basics.

1 October - 30 September

Fiscal Year in Trinidad & Tobago

1 October - 30 September is the 12-month accounting period that businesses in Trinidad & Tobago use for financial and tax reporting purposes.

Payroll Cycle in Trinidad & Tobago

The payroll cycle in Trinidad & Tobago is usually monthly, with employees being paid as stipulated in the employment agreement.
17.50 TTD p/h

Minimum Wage in Trinidad & Tobago

The minimum wage for employees in Trinidad & Tobago is typically 17.50 TTD per hour, amounting to ~2,800 TTD per month for a typical 40 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Trinidad & Tobago

The minimum wage in Trinidad & Tobago is 17.50 TTD per hour.

Bonus Payments in Trinidad & Tobago

In Trinidad & Tobago, the payment of a 13th-month salary is not obligatory, and bonuses are awarded at the discretion of the employer, typically based on performance.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Trinidad & Tobago

Understanding the tax obligations for both employers and employees is crucial when operating in Trinidad & Tobago's business landscape. This section explains how taxes and statutory fees affect payroll and individual earnings in Trinidad & Tobago.

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 23.8 TDD - 276.2 TDD on top of the employee salary in Trinidad & Tobago.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Trinidad & Tobago, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 8.25% + 11.90 TTD to 138.10 TTD.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

Residents, ordinarily residents, or domiciled individuals in Trinidad & Tobago are subject to taxation on their worldwide income, regardless of whether these earnings are remitted to Trinidad & Tobago.

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Trinidad & Tobago

The Senior Citizens Pension (SCP) is a monthly pension benefit provided to individuals aged 65 and above, determined by their income and residency status. To qualify, applicants must have a monthly income not exceeding 4,500 TTD and must have been residents of Trinidad & Tobago for at least 20 years before the application date.

The tax-related information provided in this guide is intended for general guidance and informational purposes only. Reach out to our dedicated team for insights on remote hiring in Trinidad & Tobago tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Trinidad & Tobago

When it comes to terminating employment in Trinidad & Tobago, understanding the legal obligations regarding severance pay and contributions is essential. Below is a detailed overview of the key considerations for both employers and employees.

Termination Process

In Trinidad & Tobago, the termination process varies based on the terms outlined in the employment agreement and collective agreement. It is also contingent on the type of contract and the reasons behind the termination.

Notice Period

The notice period for all employees in Trinidad & Tobago must be given at least 45 days before termination, in writing.

Severance Pay

Retirement and redundancy does not require an employee for severance pay in Trinidad & Tobago. Severance payments are contingent on the length of employment:

  • 1-5 years of service: 2 weeks’ pay for each year of service
  • More than 5 years of service: 3 weeks’ pay for each year of service

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Trinidad & Tobago

The annual leave entitlement in Trinidad & Tobago is 10 days for a full time worker. These can include public holidays on top of that or within those days, which would otherwise be unpaid.

Public Holidays in Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago observes 14 public holidays annually, in addition to the standard annual leave:

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Trinidad & Tobago

Maternity Leave in Trinidad & Tobago

Paternity Leave in Trinidad & Tobago

Sick Leave in Trinidad & Tobago

Parental Leave In Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Trinidad & Tobago

Playroll is committed to providing tailored, competitive benefits packages that are designed not only to attract but also retain top talent worldwide. Our global team of benefits experts build custom local packages to ensure your employees in Trinidad & Tobago's needs are met. Typically our packages contain some or all of the following benefits.

Health Insurance
Pension or 401k
Life and Disability Insurance
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
Discounts & Perks

Playroll Supplementary Benefits For Employment In Trinidad & Tobago

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Statutory benefits for employment in Trinidad & Tobago

Mandatory benefits in Trinidad & Tobago encompass the probationary period, annual leave, public holidays, sick leave, maternity leave, overtime pay, notice period, severance pay, and social security benefits.

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Trinidad & Tobago

At Playroll we're all about empowering employees to work anywhere, making mobility possible for global teams. We sponsor visas and hire the employee for you, so you don’t have to worry about payroll, taxes, and more.

It's important to note, visa support can be complicated. There are many variables that affect whether sponsorship is possible, including one’s nationality, education, marital status, and the immigration policy for the country in question.

Unfortunately, this means we can’t support visas everywhere - with that being said, we handle the entire visa process in-house, and dig into your situation to give you an overview of what to expect if we're able to help with visa sponsorship in Trinidad & Tobago.

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