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Employment Division Work Permit Unit (under the aegis of The Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations, Employment and Training)
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Other main conditions


  • A ratio of three Mauritians to one expatriate is applicable particularly in the Manufacturing sector.
  • Expatriates in employment in Mauritius should be aged between 20 to 60 years old.
  • Some expatriates employed at managerial/supervisory/technical levels are usually granted work permits subject to training of a suitable Mauritian counterpart for eventual taking over.​

 

Employment Of Foreign Skilled workers in Export Oriented Enterprises (EOE) Sector
 
  1. This Ministry may consider applications for the renewal, of the work permit granted to skilled workers employed in the Export Oriented Enterprises if their services are still required beyond four years. These workers would no longer be required to spend one year abroad after their fourth year of employment in Mauritius before applying for another work permit; and
  2. in the event that the workers would stay in Mauritius for a period exceeding 5 years, they would be required to swear the relevant affidavits.

 

Number of Work Permits Issued
 
Year
No of Work Permits
1992
4,751
1993
6,290
1994
10,463
1995
8,045
1996
9,717
1997
11,812
1998
13,762
1999
15,441
2000
15,531
2001
20,129
2002
21,737
2003
20,963
2004
22,624
2005
19,497
2006
22,537
2007
28,002
2008
26,183
2009
24,527
2010 30,262
2011
28,991​
2012 ​​23,172
​2013 ​24,128
​2014 22,586
​2015 18,678
​2016 ​22,400