Gibson Watts Global: PEO & EOR Services


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As a Global PEO & EOR service provider, we pride ourselves on our global reach, in-country knowledge, and ability to swiftly and efficiently mobilize workers around the world. Our robust PEO/EOR covers everything from global HR, payroll, compliance, in-country support, immigration, visas, and more.

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  • The popular dancing game of Limbo and the steelpan musical instrument both originate from Trinidad and Tobago!
  • Tobago is home to the world’s oldest protected rainforest in the Western hemisphere.
  • Trinidad and Tobago is one of the world’s oldest producers of hydrocarbon, with commercial production dating back to as early as 1908.

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Trinidad and Tobago PEO Services

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Working in Trinidad and Tobago

Employment Information

Trinidad and Tobago ranks mid-table (105th) in the World Bank’s 2019 Ease of Doing Business Report. The nation has a GDP of $21.53bn (as of 2020), and its primary industries include petroleum, natural gas, steel products, beverages, food processing, and more.

  • The typical working hours in Trinidad and Tobago are 8am to 4pm (Monday to Friday). These hours may vary depending on industries, for example – longer hours may be encountered in hospitality or offshore industries.
  • Employees are entitled to 10 days of paid annual leave per annum. This becomes available following 6 months of continuous work with the same employer.
  • Female employees in Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to receive 14 weeks of paid maternity leave following the birth of a child.
    • Paternity leave is not legislated by the state; however, some firms may choose to offer this within their employment contracts.

Taxation and Visas

  • Individuals working in Trinidad and Tobago must contribute towards National Insurance, Health Surcharge, and PAYE / Income Tax.
    • The Income Tax rate in Trinidad and Tobago is currently 25%
  • Employers are liable for making National Insurance contributions on behalf of each employee.
  • A work permit must be secured by a non-citizen prior to taking work and relocating to Trinidad and Tobago.

Cultural Information

Trinidad and Tobago’s unique culture has evolved from a variety of influences including African, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese and more. The nation also has links with the United Kingdom, and as a result – English is its official language. Different religious groups are widespread, including Roman Catholics, Hindus, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, and more.

Other languages are also present throughout Trinidad and Tobago. Most people speak Trinidad English, a creole language. In rural areas, some people speak Spanish, Hindi, or a French-derived creole.

Impacts from COVID-19

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many firms in Trinidad and Tobago have embraced remote and hybrid working patterns. In the public sector, this shift has been less prevalent. Most Government offices are now back to working in the office, while private companies are continuing to experiment with different working patterns.

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