[Updated]: Bermuda Update on Restricted and Closed Job Categories

July 27, 2022

This article was originally published on 27 October 2022 and was updated on 27 July 2022 to reflect new information.  

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. 


Key Points  

  • Closed job list restrictions will be extended until Jan. 31, 2022 

Overview

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.  

Looking Ahead 

Continue to check the government of Bermuda’s website and Envoy’s website for additional updates and further information.  

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Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative. 

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