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

July 27, 2022 Update: The government of Bermuda extended the Restricted and Closed Job Categories list from July 25, 2022, until December 31, 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.

Original Post From October 27, 2021:

Key Points

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


The government of Bermuda will extend current restrictions on new work permits issued for closed job categories until January 31, 2022. Click here for the latest 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’s Changed?

The government of Bermuda had created 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 until January 31, 2022.

Looking Ahead

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

Sources: The Ministry of Labor, Bermuda

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