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