Employment of Young People

Young people ages 12-14

There are a number of specific regulations that apply to young people under the age of 15 and their employers in British Columbia.

Children under the age of 12

For children under the age of 12, the employer must obtain a child employment permit from the Director of Employment Standards.

Employers must ensure sections are completed by the child’s parent and the school authority.

The form and a copy of the child's birth certificate should be returned to an Employment Standards Branch office.

If the child employment permit application relates to farm labour, please return the application to:
Agricultural Compliance Team
Employment Standards Branch
A207 - 20159 88 Avenue, Langley BC, V1M 0A4

Children in Entertainment

There are a number of specific regulations that apply to the employment of children under the age of 15 in the recorded and live entertainment industries in British Columbia.