Survey Shows New Child Labour Rules not Enforced

A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) that surveyed public school students raises concerns that BC’s employment regulations are leaving children and youth without adequate protections in the workplace. Of the surveyed 12 to 14 year-olds who have jobs:

  • 70% reported they worked without supervision some or all of the time
  • Nearly half (48%) reported that their parents had not evaluated the health and safety of the workplace
  • More than half (58%) reported that their employer did not receive written approval from their parent

Read the CCPA's press release or the 41 page report, Child and Youth Employment Standards: The Experience of Young Workers Under British Columbia’s New Policy Regime (in PDF).