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Barbados wants Canadians to work there for a year

The government of Barbados is calling on Canadians to work remotely from their sun-soaked Caribbean island. 

With many people forced to work from home since the beginning of the pandemic, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley has offered an invitation to set up office on their shores. 

"We recognize more people are working remotely, sometimes in very stressful conditions, with little option for vacation," said Mottley while announcing the new 12 month Barbados Welcome Stamp - a visa that allows you to relocate and work from one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations.

People who are interested can apply electronically through an online portal.

Once approved, the Barbados 12 Month Welcome Stamp visa is valid for one year, and you can also reapply after this period.

A fee of around $2,700 is applicable for single people, while a family bundle costs around $4,000. 

Barbados offers a wide range of accommodation, from budget-friendly studios to beachfront luxury condos

"We believe we have something very special to offer on this little rock we call Barbados," adds Mottley.

"Our friendly people, professional services, commitment to education and importantly safety and security, all make Barbados an ideal place to live for both singles and families."

Who knows, you might even spot Drake while you are there.

Lead photo by

Tiffany S Boyd


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