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Wages Protection System (WPS)

Wages Protection System (WPS) is an electronic salary transfer system that allows institutions to pay workers wages via banks, approved and authorized to provide the service. The system, developed by Qatar Central Bank, allows the Ministry of Labor to create a database that records wage payments in the private sector to guarantee the timely and full payment of agreed-upon wages. The WPS covers all institutions registered with the Ministry across all sectors and industries and will benefit different categories of labor.

WPS targets the following parties from the Ministry partners:

  • Workers: each and every individual who works in the private sector in return for agreed-upon wages and who has a labour card issued by the Ministry 
  • Employers: whoever owns a company or institution registered with the Ministry and hires one or more workers in return for agreed-upon wages 
  • Banks: the financial institution which the employer has a bank account with that is used to transfer the wages amount through WPS to the appointed agent to distribute to the labours. 

Joining WPS requires:

  • The company needs to be registered with the Ministry of labor 
  • The Company should have a bank account with one of the banks operating in Qatar. 
  • Complete the registration form 
  • Provide the bank with following documents copy : 
  • trade license.
  • commercial registration.
  • establishment identity documents “computer ID”.
  • QID copy for the authorized signatory.

WPS Salary processing fees:

Please be informed that as per Qatar Central Bank guidelines, there will be a monthly charge with immediate effect for processing your employees’ salaries through WPS and the charge will be debited from your corporate account with QIB.

Following is the WPS Salary processing regulated charge matrix :

Category Fees (QAR)
10 workers or less 50
From 11 to 50 workers 100
From 51 to 100 workers 200
From 101 to 200 workers 300
From 201 to 300 workers 400
From 301 to 500 workers 500
From 501 to 1000 workers 600
From 1001 to 2000 workers 700
From 2001 to 3000 workers 800
From 3001 to 4000 workers 900
From 4001 to 5000 workers 1000
5001 or more 1100

As per QCB instruction WPS salary processing charge should not be deduct from workers/employees accounts.