Forms and resources
By answering a series of questions, this tool will guide you to information about your specific work situation and provide options to help deal with issues at work.
The Working in British Columbia poster contains information about the Employment Standards Act and Regulation. It should be on display at all workplaces.
- Working in British Columbia poster (PDF, 156KB)
- Working in British Columbia information sheet (PDF, 180KB)
The Foreign Workers info sheet contains information about the rights of foreign workers under the Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Act and Regulation. Employers and recruiters need to share this information with foreign workers they hire or recruit.
Education seminars are held monthly in order to answer questions and provide education regarding the rules and responsibilities of employers, employment agencies, talent agencies, and farm labour contractors under the Employment Standards Act.
Find out if you need a child employment permit
Employers must apply for a permit to employ children under 16 unless special conditions apply.
Click the button below to discover whether a permit is needed in a specific situation and access the online application form.
If a permit is required, the child's parent or guardian will also need to complete a parent or guardian declaration form (PDF, 160KB).
If school will be in session while the child is expected to work, the child's school also needs to complete a school recommendation form (PDF, 121KB).
If you don't require a permit
A parent or guardian decides if it's in the best interests of their child to have a job. If a child employment permit is not required, they must provide written consent (PDF, 107) for their child to work. The employer must keep a record of the written consent.
This written consent is kept by the employer. Do not send it to Employment Standards.
Temporary layoffs due to COVID-19
To extend a temporary layoff due to COVID-19, employers and employees should follow a different process and submit a joint application online.
Apply for a farm labour contractor licence
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