On January 1, 2019, the minimum age of youth employment will increase to 13 years. In the new year, youth workers under the age of 12 must adhere to the following:

  • May only be employed in an artistic endeavour.
    • A permit is required for work in artistic endeavours.
    • Allowable hours of work and any other restrictions will be determined during the permit approval process.
  • Parent or guardian consent is required.

Click here for more information on applying for a permit for those aged 12 and under. Coinciding with the prior employment standards changes brought in earlier this year, webinars are available to answer your questions and provide more information.