Interpretation Guidelines Manual British Columbia Employment Standards Act and Regulations

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT - PART 2 - HIRING EMPLOYEES

ESA Section 15 – Register of employees working in residences 


Contents:

Summary
Text of Legislation
Policy Interpretation
Related Information


Summary

This section requires that an employer provide information to the director which will be used to create and maintain a list of employees working in private residences. 


Text of Legislation

15. An employer must provide to the director, in accordance with the regulations, any information required for establishing and maintaining a register of employees working in private residences.


Policy Interpretation

The Employment Standards Regulation requires all domestics and textile workers who work in private residences to be registered with the director.

In the case of an employee who will be employed as a domestic and who is coming to Canada from a different country, the employer must provide the required information, as set out in the Employment Standards Regulation s.13, before the employee is hired and before making an application to bring the employee to Canada.

Completed registration forms can be sent to the Employment Standards Branch by:

  • Fax - to the Domestic Registry at 250-645-4044
  • Mail - to Employment Standards Branch, Domestic Registry
    102 - 1577 7th Avenue
    Prince George, BC V2L 3P5
  • E-mail

Related Information

Related sections of the Act or Regulation

ESR

Other

See Employment Standards Factsheets

Factsheet

Domestics

Forms:

Forms

More information about employment of domestic workers is available at: Information for Domestic Workers and their Employers