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.
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.
Children 12 to 14 years old
Employers need written consent from a parent or guardian (PDF, 20KB). They must follow special rules for hiring children between 12 and 14 years old.
Children under 12 years old
Employers must complete an Application of Employer for Child's Permit of Employment (PDF, 32KB). The child's parent or guardian and school authority also complete sections of the application form.
Send the application and a copy of the child's birth certificate by email to ESBDataIntegrity@gov.bc.ca.
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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