Hiring in Ecuador

Ecuador, literally ‘equator’ in Spanish, is found in the North West of South America. This parliamentary republic enjoys lush jungles in its Amazon region, fertile plains, a beautiful Pacific coastline, and of course the Galapagos Islands, famous for their natural diversity and giant tortoises.

Ecuador’s economy is the 8th largest in Latin America and is dependent on crude petroleum and petroleum-based products. However, agriculture and fishing also provide large percentages of exports, with bananas and crustaceans also important to Ecuadorian industry.

Hiring in Ecuador for foreign organisations is a mixed prospect. On paper, the country is open to foreign investment, but on the ground businesses can expect the same issues that face other developing nations on the continent – bureaucracy, slow turnaround times, and corruption. On the whole, Ecuadorians enjoy established worker’s rights and there are laws to protect employees in terms of contracts and working practices.

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Why use TopSource Worldwide in Ecuador?

We free your teams from the burden of managing payroll across borders, working diligently to ensure a seamless process across all activities.

We’ll manage the data flow from you to every local market and will return data to you in a readable format for each of your key teams, including payroll journals if needed.

Our services combine process excellence with a human-centric approach, and our top priority is always the care and compliance of your payroll — no matter where in the world you operate.


  • Leverage our experience and ensure in-country Payroll compliance.
  • Reduce processing and back office time.
  • Align processes, reducing complexity and risk
  • A single, centrally managed payroll system that delivers a fluid and consistent service to you and your employees.
  • Flexibility of service — adapting to your needs, regardless of the market.
  • The option to work with other providers you already have in place, if needed.
  • Global HR data management and data tracking where required.
  • Global payments support for both employees and authorities.
  • A dedicated team and account manager so that you always have a central point of contact

What TopSource Worldwide provides in Ecuador

  • Simplicity – we provide one monthly consolidated invoice for the services provided inclusive of salaries, taxes, fees and employee expenses. This reduces banking costs and your finance teams time spent.
  • One point of contact – a single Account manager looking after all your Payroll.
  • Compliance – all funds payable to the employee are processed through payroll. You receive monthly evidence of taxation paid to the competent authorities in country.
  • All services are provided by in-country experts that are professionally qualified in their respective fields.
  • Electronic payslips for all employees.
  • All Statutory filing completed by TopSource Worldwide.

We appreciate each situation and business is different. That is why we offer a consultative and bespoke solution to every client. We know one size does not ‘fit all’.

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