Hiring Children - Under 16 Years of Age - Act Part 2, Section 9

Last updated on October 15, 2021


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This section sets the requirements for employing children under the age of 15 and explains the director’s authority to establish special conditions of employment for any child under the age of 12.

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9. (1) In this section, "light work" means prescribed work or a prescribed occupation that the Lieutenant Governor in Council considers is unlikely to be harmful to the health or development of a child who is 14 or 15 years of age.

(2) A person must not employ a child

(a) who is under 14 years of age without the director's permission, or

(b) who is 14 or 15 years of age

(i) to perform light work without the written consent of the child's parent or guardian, or

(ii) to perform any other work without the director's permission.

(3) In permitting the employment of a child under subsection (2) (a) or (b) (ii), the director may set conditions of employment for the child.

(4) An employer must comply with the conditions of employment set by the director under subsection (3).

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