Employment of Young People
Young people ages 12-14
There are a number of specific regulations that apply to young people under the age of 15 and their employers in British Columbia.
- General Employment of Young People factsheet
- Employment of Young People – A Guide for Parents factsheet
- Interpretation Guidelines Manual:
- Example Fill & Print Consent Form (PDF, 20.6KB) for young people ages 12 to 14
- WorkSafe BC information for young employers
- Minimum Wage factsheet
- Newspaper Carriers factsheet
Children under the age of 12
For children under the age of 12, the employer must obtain a child employment permit from the Director of Employment Standards.
Employers must ensure sections are completed by the child’s parent and the school authority.
The form and a copy of the child's birth certificate should be returned to an Employment Standards Branch office.
If the child employment permit application relates to farm labour, please return the application to:
Agricultural Compliance Team
Employment Standards Branch
A207 - 20159 88 Avenue, Langley BC, V1M 0A4
Children in Entertainment
There are a number of specific regulations that apply to the employment of children under the age of 15 in the recorded and live entertainment industries in British Columbia.