Interpretation Guidelines Manual British Columbia Employment Standards Act and Regulations

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS REGULATION - PART 1 - INTERPRETATION

ESR Section 1 – Definitions – Wilderness Guide


Contents:

Summary
Text of Legislation
Policy Interpretation
Related Information


Summary

This section contains definitions for terms used throughout the Employment Standards Regulation.


Text of Legislation

"wilderness guide" means a person employed primarily to guide, teach or assist one or more persons while those persons are engaged in recreational activities in a wilderness environment, including the following activities:

(a) back-country skiing, cat-skiing, heli-skiing and snowshoeing;
(b) biking;
(c) canoeing, kayaking, rafting and jet boating;
(d) dogsledding;
(e) hiking;
(f) horseback riding;
(g) mountaineering and rock climbing;
(h) operating all-terrain vehicles or snowmobiles;
(i) wildlife viewing

but does not include a fishing or hunting guide.


Policy Interpretation

Section 34(a.1) of the Regulation excludes a “wilderness guide” from the provisions of Part 4 of the Act, Hours of Work and Overtime.


Related Information

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