Hiring in Myanmar

Known as Burma until 1989, Myanmar is known for its extensive unspoiled countryside, rich history and amazing pagodas, including the Shwedagon Pagoda, covered entirely in gold. Myanmar has appeared regularly in Western media in recent years thanks to a military coup that saw an end to a period of liberalisation in the 2010s and resulted in a growing humanitarian crisis.

Myanmar’s economy is still heavily centred on the capital Yangon, despite the construction of the new administrative capital of Naypyidaw in 2005, an entirely new city created to improve devolution and regional powers. Myanmar’s economy is one of the fastest-growing in the world, with petroleum, garments and precious metals making up the majority of Myanmar’s exports.

Hiring in Myanmar is still problematic thanks to a large share of Myanmar’s economy being largely informal, and with little in the way of contracts or employment law. Corruption is widespread and many workers live below the poverty line.

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Why use TopSource Worldwide in Myanmar?

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 Myanmar

  • 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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