Licensing


The Employment Standards Act requires that farm labour contractors, employment agencies and talent agencies be licensed before carrying on business in B.C. Information about each licensing process can be found on the linked pages below.

Below are lists of all licensed businesses, by type:

Education Seminars

  • Education Seminars provide members of the public an opportunity to learn about the rules and responsibilities of Employment Agencies, Talent Agencies, and Farm Labour Contractors under the Employment Standards Act. The seminars are hosted by officers at the Employment Standards Branch
  • Education Seminars are free and can be accessed from the comfort of your home or office via the telephone
  • You need to sign up in advance in order to obtain the dial-in information and to reserve your seat in an Education Seminar.  Registration at least 24 hours in advance is strongly encouraged
  • You will be required to possess an active email address to register for a seminar and to receive the participation information. The dial-in information will be provided by email before the date of the seminar.  Watch your inbox for updates and check your spam/junk folder if you do not receive a confirmation email

Education Seminar Dates

Employment Agencies

Talent Agencies

Farm Labour Contractors

 

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

10:00-11:00 AM

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Thursday, June 20, 2019

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

10:00-11:00 AM

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Thursday, August 22, 2019

10:00-11:00 AM

Thursday, August 22, 2019

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Register for an Education Seminar

The completion of the following form is required in order to register for the Education Seminar of your choice. Please follow the following directions to be sent the required dial-in information to attend the Education Seminar. This information will be provided to you by email before the date of the seminar.

  1. COPY AND PASTE the following questions into the body of an email message

    Name:

    Email Address:

    Phone Number:

    Are you an Employment Agency?:

    Are you a Talent Agency?:

    Are you a Farm Labour Contractor?:

    What Education Seminar topic and date would you like to attend?:

    What Employment Standards topic(s) are you interested in?:

    What specific question(s) do you have?:

  2. PROVIDE A RESPONSE to all of the questions
  3. EMAIL your completed answers to ESB.Compliance@gov.bc.ca