Employing Young People Under Age of 15

The British Columbia Employment Standards Act and Regulation sets out minimum working conditions for all employees covered under provincial labour laws. These web pages cover the specific regulations that apply to young people in the entertainment industry and their employers in British Columbia.

The entertainment industry means the film, radio, video or television industry and the television and radio commercials industry.

These regulations apply to young people under 15 years of age employed as actors or extras. For more information, please see our Interpretation Guidelines Manual

In addition to regulations for young people in entertainment, B.C. also has regulations for talent agencies.