Interpretation Guidelines Manual British Columbia Employment Standards Act and Regulations
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS REGULATION - PART 1 - INTERPRETATION
ESR Section 1 – Definitions – Live-In Camp Leader
This section contains definitions for terms used throughout the Employment Standards Regulation.
"live-in camp leader" means a person who
(a) is employed by a charity at a summer or seasonal camp for persons under 19 years of age,
(b) provides instruction and counselling to campers, and
(c) provides those services on a 24 hour per day live-in basis without being charged for room and board.
All the eligibility criteria in (a), (b), and (c) must be met before an employee can be defined as a “live-in camp leader”.
Mary is employed by a charity, at a summer camp, where she is responsible for the care of a group of twelve year olds and archery instruction for other campers. She lives on-site, is available 24 hours per day and is not charged for food or rent.
Mary meets the definition of a live-in camp leader as those in her care are under 19 years of age, she is available 24 hours per day, is not charged room and board and she is employed by a charity.
A “live-in camp leader” is entitled to be paid a daily rate for work performed on any day, or portion of a day. s.16(2) of the Employment Standards Regulation establishes the minimum daily wage for a live-in camp leader.
Under s.34(y) of the Regulation, a “live-in camp leader” is excluded from Part 4 of the Act.
Related sections of the Act or Regulation