Public Changes to Restricted and Closed Job Categories

The Ministry of Economy and Labour advises the public of changes to the closed and restricted job categories, effective from January 1st, 2023, for five months.

The Ministry of Labour will extend the moratorium on new work permits issued for the following Closed job categories for five months, ending May 31st, 2023. Please note that General Bartenders have moved from the Restricted list into the Closed category, and Guest Service Agents have been added to the Closed category. Regarding General Bartending, ongoing college courses and training courses are being planned in partnership with local employers. We must ensure that Bermudians can secure employment in this field upon completion.


The new list of Closed job categories is as follows:


1.       Administrative Assistant
2.       Airline Ground Agent
3.       Bank Teller
4.       Carpet Installer
5.       Cashier
6.       Childcare Assistant
7.       Courier
8.       Customer Care/ Service Rep
9.       Debt Collector
10.   Deckhand
11.   Dispatcher Road Transport
12.   Entertainer/ Musician
13.   Executive Secretary/Assistant
14.   Fisherman

15.   General Bartender

16.   General Labourer

17.   Golf Instructors

18.   Grocery Packer
19.   Guest Service Agent
20.   Handyman
21.   HR Officer/ Manager
22.   Interns
23.   Laundry Attendant
24.   Legal Clerk
25.   Librarian
26.   Office Receptionist
27.   Painter
28.   Para-Professional
29.   Photographer
30.   Pool/Beach Attendant
31.   Public Relations Officer
32.   Real Estate Agent
33.   Retail Floor Supervisor
34.   Room Attendant
35.   Salesperson
36.   Seasonal Work Permits
37.   Security Guard
38.   Senior Clerk
39.   Taxi Driver
40.   Teaching Aide
41.   Technician salesperson
42.   Telephone Switchboard Operator
43.   Tourist Retail Salesperson
44.   Travel Agent/ Consultant
45.   Wallpaper Technician
46.   Warehouse Clerk

As previously stated, the current list of Restricted job categories included under the Work Permit Policy has been revised to remove General Bartender and place it in the Closed job categories. The current list of Restricted job categories is as follows:

1.       Dish/ Pot Washer
2.       Electrician
3.       General Carpenter
4.       General Mason
5.       Kitchen Assistant
6.       Kitchen Porter
7.       Landscape Gardener (Entry Level)
8.       Plumber
9.       Residential/ Commercial Cleaner
10.   Tennis instructor
11.   Waiter/ Server

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