Licensing


The Employment Standards Act requires that farm labour contractors, employment agencies and talent agencies be licensed before carrying on business in B.C.

For information on obtaining a child employment permit, please see Young People.

Did You Know?

Family Day, February 13, 2017, and Good Friday, April 14, 2017, are the next statutory holidays.

Effective September 15, 2016, minimum wage is $10.85 per hour and the liquor server minimum wage is $9.60 per hour.

It's the Law

Read the Employment Standards Act and the Employment Standards Regulation. Get a section by section interpretation of the Act here.

Contact Information

Speak to an agent by calling
1-800-663-3316 Toll-free in BC
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Our office locations.

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