The Employment Standards Act requires that farm labour contractors, employment agencies and talent agencies be licensed before carrying on business in B.C.
For information on obtaining a child employment permit, please see Young People.
B.C. Day, August 6 and Labour Day, September 3 are the next statutory holidays.
Effective June 1, 2018, minimum wage is $12.65 per hour and the liquor server minimum wage is $11.40 per hour.
Read the Employment Standards Act and the Employment Standards Regulation. Get a section by section interpretation of the Act here.
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