Emergency Work Permit

This service allows a Non-Belonger authorization to work in the Territory for a single period not exceeding seven days.

Department of Labour and Workforce Development

Vision

Our vision is to be a model Labour Department with dedicated and well-trained personnel who are sensitive and responsive to the needs of our customers.

Mission

Our mission is to promote good Labour/Management practices at workplaces to ensure stable and harmonious labour relations between employers and employees, and to protect the rights, wages, working conditions, safety, health and welfare of workers through enforcement of the British Virgin Islands Labour Laws.

Labour Department To Close At 12:00 Noon On September 17

Monday, 14 September 2015 - 5:00pm

The Labour Department is informing the public that its offices on Tortola and Virgin Gorda .....

Office Generalist I

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist with frontline and clerical duties to ensure professional customer service is provided to the Ministry/Department and to the public at all times.

Main Responsibilities

Minimum Wage Report Complete

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - 4:45pm

Chairman of the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee, Mr. Simon Potter handed over the official document of the Territory’s Minimum Wage Report to Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick Pickering on Friday, July, 24, following the completion of its six month mandate.

Work Permit Reminder For Employers

Friday, 24 July 2015 - 5:15pm

The Labour Department is reminding all employers operating on the Festival Grounds during the upcoming BVI Emancipation Festival to apply for and obtain a work permit for any non-Belonger/non-BVIslander they desire to employ.  

Employers Reminded Of Job Vacancy Advertisement Format

Thursday, 23 July 2015 - 4:30pm

The Labour Department is reminding employers that the following information is required when advertising job vacancies in any of the local newspapers:

Hon Pickering Remarks: A Collective Effort For Health And Safety At Work

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 11:30am

Ladies and gentlemen good morning:

Today, we are here to observe the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) ‘World Day for Safety and Health at Work’, under the theme “Join in Building a Culture of Prevention on Occupational Safety and Health.”

Reminder: All Invited To Exhibition - World Day For Safety & Health At Work

Monday, 27 April 2015 - 10:15am

The Health, Safety and Wellness Committee is inviting all persons to attend the Opening Ceremony and to view the exhibition for the observation of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, on Tuesday, April 28 at 9:30 a.m. in the Breezeway of the Central Administration Complex.

Employers Reminded Of Labour Inspection Obligations

Thursday, 16 April 2015 - 4:15pm

The Labour Department is encouraging all employers to become familiar with the Virgin Islands Labour Code 2010 and to be aware of the Labour Inspector's duties as outlined within the Code.

 

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