Employment Agencies in British Columbia


Sections 10 and 11 of the Act set out the specific provisions that apply to employment agencies in British Columbia.

"Employment agency" means a person or company who, for a fee, recruits or offers to recruit employees for employers.

Provisions that apply specifically to employment agencies include:

  • Employment agencies in B.C. must be licensed by the Director of Employment Standards;
  • Employment agencies must not seek payment from persons seeking employment;
  • Employment agencies who recruit solely for one employer do not have to be licensed.

Employment Agency licensing

Employment Agencies factsheet

No charge for hiring or providing information

No fees to other persons

For more information, please contact the Employment Standards Branch Information Line: 1 800 663-3316