About Guyana

Guyana has been active in the BPO sector for the last ten years. The industry has been a main driver of job creation, with the growth there accelerating most notably over the last five years. The democratic government is committed to supporting this growth by actively seeking ways to bolster the supporting infrastructures – telecommunications, education and transportation, as well as encourage new business development through economic incentives.


Guyana’s BPO industry is anchored in its capital and largest city Georgetown, with a labor pool drawn from the surrounding metropolitan area, home to nearly one third of the country’s total population. The city is not only the seat of the Guyanese government but also the headquarters for CARICOM, an organization of fifteen Caribbean nations charged with promoting economic integration and cooperation among its members.

  • Labor pool that is young, educated and highly motivated to pursue a job in the BPO industry as a career path.


  • Proximity to the US has resulted in a strong affinity with American culture.


  • Democratic government with strong political ties to the US and a commitment to facilitate the growth and expansion of the BPO industry.


  • Stable, growing economy and low labor costs result in competitive pricing structure for BPO services.

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Median Age


Literacy Rate


Internet Users/100


Unemployment Rate


Economic Growth


Time Zone




Flight Time from NYC


Risk of Natural Disaster/

World Risk Report 2015

English Speaking


Strong Cultural Ties to US


23.5 Years











GMT+8hrs/12 hours ahead of Eastern Time Zone


17.5 Hours



Risked at 27.52%/ Ranked #3

Native English


Strong Cultural Ties to US


24.5 Years











GMT-4hrs / Eastern Time Zone



5.5 Hours



Risked at 11.65%/ Not in Top 20

Guyana is the only country in South America where English is the official language and shares more cultural and historical bonds with the Anglophone Caribbean than it does with its Latin American neighbors. Originally inhabited by several indigenous groups, Guyana was settled by the Dutch before coming under the British control in the late 18th Century. It gained independence in 1966, and officially became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations in 1970. The legacy of British rule is reflected in the country's political administration and diverse population, which includes Indian, African, Amerindian and multiracial groups.

Fast facts about Guyana

  • Size in square miles is 215,000 which is slightly smaller than Idaho
  • The captial city is Georgetown
  • The population is approximately 750,000
  • Median Age in Guyana is 25.8 years
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