A new scheme aiming to create additional job opportunities in the ICT/BPO sector will be shortly introduced by Government. This scheme will allow ICT/BPO companies to consider all new applications on the basis of a 1:1 formula, that is, one foreign employee against one Mauritian employee.
Foreign expertise would be allowed on the condition that for each foreign worker employed, an equivalent job is created for a Mauritian on a pairing concept. This process will enable the transfer of knowledge and technology.
Moreover, the Employment (Non-Citizens) (Restriction) Exemptions Regulations 1970 will be amended to allow expatriates coming to work in companies in the ICT/BPO sector to be granted a Business Visa, pending the ICT/BPO companies applying for work permit, so that they could start work immediately on arrival.