Employer of Record in Greenland

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Rivermate's Employer of Record (EOR) solution helps companies hire remote employees in Greenland . We take care of global payroll, taxes, benefits, compliance and HR activities. So you can focus on growing your business. Our Employer of Record (EOR) solution is beneficial to companies that want to hire remote employees in a breeze. On this page you will find employment information for Greenland.

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1. Grow your team in Greenland with Rivermate as your Employer of Record (EOR) / PEO

Payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance can be difficult to manage in Greenland , particularly if you don't have established local relationships. You can hire employees in Greenland effectively, conveniently, and in full compliance with all relevant labor laws using Rivermate's global Employer of Record (EOR) solution. We handle the responsibilities and legal risks associated with foreign employment so you can concentrate on growing your company.

2. Summary

Greenland is an island country situated east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, between the Arctic and Atlantic seas. Greenland is the world's biggest island and one of the three component nations that comprise the Kingdom of Denmark, together with Denmark and the Faroe Islands; all of these countries' residents are Danish nationals. Sermersooq, Kujalleq, Qeqqata, Qeqertalik, and Avannaata are the five municipalities of Greenland. The unorganized Northeast Greenland National Park is located in the island's northeast. Thule Air Base, an enclave inside Avannaata municipality maintained by the United States Space Force, is also unincorporated. Nuuk is the capital of Greenland.

Though geographically part of North America, Greenland has been politically and culturally tied with Europe (particularly the colonial powers Norway and Denmark) for over a century, starting in 986. The bulk of its inhabitants are Inuit, whose ancestors moved from Alaska via Northern Canada before settling over the island in the 13th century.

The population is now mostly centered on the southwest shore, with the remainder of the island being lightly inhabited. The only permanent ice sheet outside of Antarctica covers three-quarters of Greenland. It is the world's least densely inhabited territory, with a population of 56,081 (2020). Nuuk, the capital and biggest city, is home to around one-third of the population; Sisimiut, 320 kilometers (200 miles) north of Nuuk, is the second-largest city in terms of population. The Arctic Umiaq Line ferry connects the different towns and communities in western Greenland, which has been inhabited at various times over the previous 4,500 years by Arctic peoples whose forefathers moved there from what is now Canada. Beginning in the 10th century, Norsemen populated the desolate southern region of Greenland, having already established Iceland. These Norsemen subsequently sailed sail from Greenland and Iceland, with Leif Erikson being the first known European to reach North America over 500 years before Columbus. The Inuit came in the 13th century. Despite being under the ongoing influence of Norway and Norwegians, Greenland did not become legally subject to the Norwegian crown until 1261. The Norse colonies vanished in the late 15th century when Norway was devastated by the Black Death. Beginning in 1499, shortly after their extinction, the Portuguese temporarily investigated and seized the island, dubbing it Terra do Lavrador (later applied to Labrador in Canada).

Danish explorers returned to Greenland in the early 17th century. Denmark–Norway asserted control over the island in order to enhance trade and power. Norway lost control over Greenland when the union was dissolved in 1814 due to its poor state. Greenland became Danish in 1814 and was completely absorbed into the Danish state under the Danish Constitution in 1953. Greenlanders became Danish citizens after the adoption of the Constitution in 1953. Greenland joined the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in 1961 after Denmark joined as a founding member in 1960, but its membership ended in 1973 when Denmark joined the European Communities. Greenland and Denmark joined the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1973. In a referendum in 1982, however, a majority of the public opted for Greenland to leave the EEC. Greenland was converted to an OCT (Overseas Countries and Territories) of the EEC, now the European Union, in 1985. (EU). Because of the linked connection with the EU, all Greenlandic nationals (OCT-nationals) are EU citizens.

Northeast Greenland National Park is the world's biggest and northernmost national park (Kalaallit Nunaanni nuna eqqissisimatitaq). It was established in 1974 and increased to its current extent in 1988, protecting 972,001 km2 (375,292 sq mi) of Greenland's interior and northeastern shore, making it larger than all but twenty-nine nations in the world.

Denmark awarded Greenland home rule in 1979; in 2008, Greenlanders approved the Self-Government Act, which shifted greater authority from the Danish government to the local Greenlandic government. Greenland has gradually taken over responsibility for policing, the judicial system, company law, accounting, auditing, mineral resource activities, aviation, legal capacity law, family law and succession law, immigration and border controls, the working environment, and financial regulation and supervision under the new structure. The Danish government continues to have authority over citizenship, monetary policy, and foreign affairs, including defense. It also offered an initial yearly subsidy of DKK 3.4 billion, which will be phased down over time. Greenland expects its economy to expand as a result of increasing money from natural resource exploitation. The 2016 Arctic Winter Games were held in Nuuk, the capital. Greenland has one of the greatest renewable energy percentages in the world, with 70% coming from hydropower.

Hiring talented employees in a short span is not an easy task. Partnering with an Employer of Record (EOR) like Rivermate in Greenland is your best option, giving your organization enough time to focus on other aspects of international expansions like project management and inventory management. The EOR takes care of all the compliance and legal issues while helping you speed up hiring using their knowledge of domestic employment practices and virtual onboarding tools. Top EORs also have provisions for the e-signing of documents to enable faster onboarding.

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4. Types of leave

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5. Employment termination

There is no information about employment information for this country.

Termination process

Employers are liable for compensation if they terminate salaried employees who have worked for them consistently for 12 years or more, regardless of the dismissal's fairness.

Compensation is determined by the length of work. After 12 years of service, the employee is entitled to a compensation of one month's wages. A compensation of two months' wages will be paid after 15 years of employment. 18 years of age will entitle you to a maximum of three months' income.

Notice period

The length of the employee's continuous employment will determine the length of the employer's notice period; the longer the employment, the longer the notice period.

The following are the employer's statutory notice periods. The notice period is one month if an employee has worked for five months. The notice period is three months if an employee has worked for two years and nine months. The notice period is four months if a person has worked for five years and eight months. The notice period is 5 months if a person has worked for 8 years and 7 months. The notice period is 6 months if the employment duration is longer than 8 years and 7 months. The Salaried Employees Act allows for a maximum notice period of six months. Regardless of the length of employment, the employee may terminate the employment agreement with one month's notice to the end of the month.

Probation period

There is no general legislation regarding probationary periods in Greenland. Although it is possible to agree on a probationary period of 3 months during which both parties can terminate the agreement with 14 days’ notice.

Severance pay

Employers are liable for compensation if they terminate salaried employees who have worked for them for 12 years or more in a row, regardless of whether the dismissal was justified. Compensation is determined by the duration of the assignment. After 12 years of service, the employee is entitled to one month's wages as compensation. After 15 years of employment, a compensation of two months' wages will be paid. After 18 years of service, you are entitled to a maximum of three months' pay.

6. Working hours

There is no information about the working hours for this country.

General working schedule

Normal working hours must not exceed eight hours per day and forty hours per week.


Greenland has no general overtime regulations. Numerous contracts state that the salary includes compensation for overtime hours worked. All collective bargaining agreements contain provisions governing overtime pay.

7. Minimum wage

There is no information about the minimum wage for this country.

People working in Greenland typically earn between 15,156.00 DKK (minimum wage) and 45,204.00 DKK (maximum salary) (highest average).

8. Employee benefits

There is no information about the employee benefits for this country.

Greenlanders, like residents of all Nordic countries, have the right to free healthcare at the point of use, including prescription medication. Users, on the other hand, pay a portion of the cost of aids and appliances such as prosthetics or glasses. In addition, employers are entitled to a certain amount of free dental care.

9. Taxes

There is no information about the taxes for this country.

Corporate tax

There is currently no information regarding taxation in Greenland

Individual income tax

There is currently no information regarding taxation in Greenland

VAT, GST and sales tax

There is currently no information regarding taxation in Greenland

10. VISA and work permits

There is no information about VISA and work permits for this country.

Greenland's visa policy consists of the criteria for foreign citizens to enter and stay in Greenland.

Citizens of Nordic countries may enter, live, and work in Greenland without a visa, while nationals of other countries exempt from visas for short stays in the Schengen Area may also visit Greenland without one. Furthermore, travel between Greenland and the Schengen Area is exempt from document checks. Greenland, however, is not a member of the European Union or the Schengen Area, so nationals of EU or Schengen countries, with the exception of Nordic countries, do not have the right to freely reside in Greenland, and visas or resident permits issued for entry into Schengen countries do not apply to travel to Greenland. Greenland visas may be acquired via the Kingdom of Denmark's diplomatic posts, and the criteria are identical to those for Schengen visas. Greenland visas are not valid for travel to the Schengen Area.

11. Employer Of Record service terms

There is no information about the Employer of Record (EoR) service terms for this country.

Employment contracts

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With Rivermate being your Employer of Record (EoR) in Greenland, you do not have to worry about the employment contracts, as we take care of that.

Minimum assignment length

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Payment currency

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13.Opening a subsidiary in Greenland

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13. Why choose Rivermate as your Employer of Record / PEO in Greenland

Establishing an entity in Greenland to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in Greenland has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into Greenland simple and effortless. We can assist you with hiring your preferred talent, managing HR and payroll, and ensuring compliance with local legislation without the hassle of establishing a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our PEO and Global Employer of Record (EOR) solutions in Greenland give you peace of mind so you can focus on running your business. Please contact us if you'd like to learn more about how Rivermate can help you hire employees in Greenland via our Employer of Record (EOR) / PEO solution.

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