Cayman Islands

With amazing weather and a laid-back lifestyle, the Cayman Islands provides an opportunity to experience a different work environment.

Templars Medical supply healthcare professionals to several private and public medical facilities in the Cayman Islands. Permanent and fixed-term opportunities are available to doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

When considering job opportunities in new locations local knowledge is foremost in helping you make the right choice, and our knowledge of the Cayman Islands means you will be supported door-to-door and fully informed of what to expect upon arrival.

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Our service to you

Our experience and local knowledge means we:

  • Provide information on every aspect of working in the Cayman Islands.
  • Ensure your travel and relocation needs are managed door to door.
  • Help with finding accommodation and car hire.
  • Manage the pre-employment checks and application forms with you.
  • Put you in touch with colleagues who have experience of working on the Island.
  • Advise on the local area and where to visit.

About the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands are a British Overseas Territory and one of the safest countries in the Caribbean. Located in the Caribbean Sea, the Islands are home to the world famous sugary, white-sand Seven Mile Beach. Surrounded by crystal clear waters, the Islands truly are a paradise which offers an attractive and enviable, tax-free work-life balance. The population of the Islands is circa 64500 and is a popular destination for cruise ships.

The Cayman Islands are made up of three separate islands in the Western Caribbean Sea – Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Grand Cayman is the largest and most densely populated island where the capital city George Town is located. The Islands lie south of Cuba wedged between Jamaica and the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico.

The Islands enjoy a climate with wet and dry seasons. From November to April humidity is at its lowest and temperatures average around a comfortable 24 degrees. During the summer months, temperatures sit around 30 degrees with infrequent afternoon showers.

It is no secret the Islands are known for their picture-perfect white sand beaches, local seafood and Caribbean cuisine, plus exotic wildlife including iguanas, turtles, stingrays, and hundreds of bird species. Truly a paradise island where both adventure and relaxation can easily be found. You will experience one of the highest standards of living in the Western Hemisphere, with first class infrastructure, excellent schools and a diverse variety of sports, community and social clubs.

The Cayman Islands are the most populated of all Caribbean islands and the economy relies largely on tourism as well as large offshore financial corporations, contributing to the cosmopolitan feel of the islands. Local currency is the Cayman Islands dollar (CI$), which is often abbreviated to KYD but the US$ is widely accepted. Personal income is not taxable.

Further Information

The Cayman Islands are a British Overseas Territory and one of the safest countries in the Caribbean. Located in the Caribbean Sea, the Islands are home to the world famous sugary, white-sand Seven Mile Beach. Surrounded by crystal clear waters, the Islands truly are a paradise which offers an attractive and enviable, tax-free work-life balance. The population of the Islands is circa 64500 and is a popular destination for cruise ships.

The Cayman Islands are made up of three separate islands in the Western Caribbean Sea – Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Grand Cayman is the largest and most densely populated island where the capital city George Town is located. The Islands lie south of Cuba wedged between Jamaica and the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico.

The Islands enjoy a climate with wet and dry seasons. From November to April humidity is at its lowest and temperatures average around a comfortable 24 degrees. During the summer months, temperatures sit around 30 degrees with infrequent afternoon showers.

It is no secret the Islands are known for their picture-perfect white sand beaches, local seafood and Caribbean cuisine, plus exotic wildlife including iguanas, turtles, stingrays, and hundreds of bird species. Truly a paradise island where both adventure and relaxation can easily be found. You will experience one of the highest standards of living in the Western Hemisphere, with first class infrastructure, excellent schools and a diverse variety of sports, community and social clubs.

The Cayman Islands are the most populated of all Caribbean islands and the economy relies largely on tourism as well as large offshore financial corporations, contributing to the cosmopolitan feel of the islands. Local currency is the Cayman Islands dollar (CI$), which is often abbreviated to KYD but the US$ is widely accepted. Personal income is not taxable.

Driving is essential for a reliable commute and freedom to explore the area. The cost of purchasing a reliable second-hand car is estimated at CI$6500 (Cayman Resident, 2019), but cars and scooters are also available for rent – a small car will cost in the region of US$35 per day to rent. Buses regularly operate around Grand Cayman and cost around CI$2 per journey.

The healthcare system in the Cayman Islands combines public and private services regulated by the Cayman Ministry of Home Affairs, Health and Culture. There are 3 fully equipped hospitals, over 20 healthcare facilities and over 100 private facilities, some of which are like UK walk-in-centre services.

There is an interesting patient demographic of which over 50% are Cayman nationals, expatriates being the second largest group and the rest made up from mainly tourists.

Health insurance is mandatory for all residents of the Cayman Islands and should be obtained from government approved providers. A basic coverage plan will cost upwards of CI$300 per month and cover circa 80% of medical costs. Some healthcare facilities will contribute towards the cost of health insurance as part of the employment package. Health insurance will be required for all family members accompanying you.

Air travel is available between all three islands with the cost of round trip being relatively low.

The Owen Roberts International Airport located in George Town, Grand Cayman is the main transport hub to and from the Cayman Islands. There are regular flights from the UK’s main airports, with a stopover required. It is also possible to access the Islands via cruise ship.

Mandatory pre-employment checks will need to be undertaken in the UK in addition to the mandatory pre-employment checks required as part of your application to work in Cayman. Templars Medical will help with any document requirements needed to obtain the work permit and registration with the Cayman Medical Council.

To obtain medical registration, the Islands accept doctors who are registered to practise in the following countries – UK, US, Canada, Jamaica, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. You will be required to provide a letter of good standing from your Medical Council to support your application. Medical Registration application costs CI$250.00 and the annual registration fee is CI$800.00. Some healthcare facilities will pay the application cost as part of the relocation package. You will be required to submit specific documents with the application some of which will need to be notarized.

A work permit will be required to practise in Cayman. The cost of a work permit will be in excess of CI$10000 and can take up to 3 months to process, this will cover an initial 6-month period and can be easily extended when required. Temporary work permits can be obtained in a shorter timeframe for circa CI$1500. In most cases the cost of the work permit will be covered by your employer. You will be required to submit specific documents with the application some of which will need to be notarized.

In some instances, you may be required to undertake the Academic International English Language Test (IELTS), the cost of this may be covered by your employer.

You will be required to have in place the appropriate medical indemnity cover which will need to be organised by yourself, there may be circumstances where you will be covered under your new employer’s medical malpractice blanket.