This article was originally published on 27 October 2021 and was updated on 27 July 2022 and 4 January 2023 to reflect the latest information.
4 January 2023 Update: The government of Bermuda updated the Restricted and Closed Job Categories list on 1 January 2023. The list will remain valid until 31 May 2023. The list now includes 46 closed job categories and 11 restricted job categories. The government of Bermuda maintains the Restricted and Closed Job Categories lists to try to ensure that Bermudan citizens have access to more local jobs throughout the country.
27 July 2022 Update: The government of Bermuda extended the Restricted and Closed Job Categories list on 25 July 2022 until 31 December 2022. Currently, the list contains 44 closed job categories and 12 restricted job categories. The government of Bermuda maintains the Restricted and Closed Job Categories lists to ensure that Bermudan citizens have access to more local jobs throughout the country.
- Closed job list restrictions will be extended until Jan. 31, 2022
The government of Bermuda will extend current restrictions on new work permits issued for closed job categories until Jan. 31, 2022. Click here for the new list of closed job categories. The partner of a Bermudian, Permanent Resident Certificate holder, non-Bermudian on a work permit, or other legal residents of Bermuda will generally be allowed to reside in Bermuda but not to seek employment for a job listed on the closed job list until further advised by the Ministry of Labor.
What are the Changes?
The government of Bermuda had originally created the closed and restricted job category lists to ensure that Bermuda citizens had access to more local jobs throughout the pandemic. The ban has been extended several times, with the latest extension in place until Jan. 31, 2022.
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