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Talent Wiki - Ukraine

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Ukraine
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Capital
Kyiv
Currency
Hryvnia (UAH)
Languages
Ukrainian
Payroll Frequency
Bi-weekly and Monthly
GDP per Capita
$4,958
Employer Tax
22%

Supplementary Guide for Employment and Expansion in Ukraine

Talent Overview

Ukraine is standing in 130th freest in the 2022 index with a 54.1 freedom score. The country holds the 44th position in the Europe region for economic development. The country has developed and progressed its economy with Industrialisation.

Major Economic Hubs:

Kyiv (Kiev), Kharkiv (Kharkov), Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa (Odessa)

Skills in Demand:

IT Engineer, Data Scientist, Chief Financial Officer

Local Universities

The table below mentions the top local universities in Ukraine with world rank:

National Technical University of Ukraine Kyiv Polytechnic Institute

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Ukraine : 1

World : 1226

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

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Ukraine : 2

World : 1414

National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

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Ukraine : 3

World : 2180

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

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Ukraine : 4

World : 2287

Lviv Polytechnic National University

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Ukraine : 5

World : 2315

Salary Data

Average salary data in Ukraine are mentioned below:

Job Title Salary Range (UAH) Salary Range (USD)
Technical Product Engineer 11,000 - 32,300 403.38 - 1184.47
Software Developer 10,400 - 35,000 381.38 - 1283.48
Data Analyst 10,600 - 32,100 388.71 - 1177.14
UX Designer 9,400 - 31,600 344.71 - 1158.80
Project Manager 14,300 - 40,900 524.39 - 1499.84
Sales Executive 14,300 - 45,700 524.39 - 1675.86
Chief Accountant 7,550 - 25,400 276.87 - 931.44

Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards

jobs.ua , work.ua, rabota.ua, hh.ua

Number of LinkedIn Users

3,828,000

Multiplier Recruitment Partner

iXceed

Employing in Ukraine

In order to hire an individual from Ukraine, the employer should have information about the employment laws and regulations along with leaves, allowances, and bonuses. This section provides all the information for them.

Employee Contract

In Ukraine, the employment contract is mandatory. The employer has to provide the contract to the employee at the time of onboarding. The contract should mention all the terms and conditions with bonuses and allowances.

Probation Period

The probationary period for employees ranges from 1 - 3 months.

Public and Provincial Holidays

Date Name Type
1 Jan New Year's Day National holiday
3 Jan Day off for New Year's Day National holiday
7 Jan Orthodox Christmas Day National holiday, Orthodox
16 Feb Unity Day National holiday
8 Mar International Women's Day National holiday
24 Apr Orthodox Easter Day National holiday, Orthodox
25 Apr Orthodox Easter Monday National holiday, Orthodox
1 May Labor Day National holiday
2 May Day off for Labor Day National holiday
9 May Victory Day National holiday
12 Jun Orthodox Pentecost National holiday, Orthodox
13 Jun Orthodox Pentecost Holiday National holiday, Orthodox
28 Jun Constitution Day National holiday
24 Aug Independence Day National holiday
14 Oct Day of Defenders and Defenders of Ukraine National holiday
25 Dec Catholic Christmas Day National holiday
26 Dec Day off for Catholic Christmas Day National holiday

Employee Leaves

Type of Leave Time Period Mandatory
Annual/Earned Leave 24 days Yes
Sick Leave 28 days Yes
Maternity Leave 17 weeks Yes

Payroll

Payroll Cycle

Workers are paid twice a month with an interval between payments not exceeding 16 days (advance payment and final salary payment). The bi-weekly cycle runs between the 15th and 20th of the particular month and the 31st and 7th of the following month.

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Minimum Wage

Minimum wage in Ukraine is UAH 6,500.00 per month or UAH 39.26 per hour

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Overtime pay

Employees in Ukraine are paid double their hourly rate for overtime work.

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Health Examination Clause

Bonus

13th month salary

Ukraine does not require a 13th-month bonus. However, some companies offer gratuities or performance bonuses each year.

Employee Benefits

Some of the benefits offered to Ukrainian employees are the following:

  • ~Group Life Insurance
  • ~Healthcare
  • ~Accident Insurance
  • ~Pension
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Taxes

Employer Payroll Tax

Category Contributions
Social Security Contributions 22%

Employee Payroll Tax

Category Contributions
Unemployment Fund 0.6%

Employee Income Tax

Category Contributions
Flat rate income Tax 18%
Mandatory Military Tax 1.8%
Unemployment Contribution 0.6%

VAT

There are four VAT rates in Ukraine: 20%, 14%, 7%, and 0%.

Offboarding & Termination

Termination Process

The contract can be terminated by the employee in the following cases:

  • ~He may not perform his duties due to his illness.
  • ~He is recognized as disabled
  • ~If such termination is a result of the relocation of an employee, pregnancy, or medical reasons - all of which need to be supported by documents.
  • ~If an employer violates terms of labor

The contract can be terminated by the employer in the following cases:

  • ~Staff reduction
  • ~Liquidation of the company
  • ~Violation of labor agreement
  • ~If the sick leave of the employee exceeds a 4-month term
  • ~Professional or medical non-compliance of employee

Notice Period

There is no required length of days for notice period in Ukraine.

Severance Pay

The employee is entitled to one month's pay as severance pay.

Visa and Immigration

Foreigners must have a work permit and work visa to legally work in Ukraine. The work permit will be applied for by their employer, while the work visa will be applied for by the employee. A work visa is valid only for 90 days, so employees will need to apply for a residence permit to remain in the country for a long period of time. 

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