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This Consent to Employment of a Minor Child letter may be used by parents or legal guardians who wish to authorize a minor child to work. Across Canada, provincial and territorial legislation imposes restrictions on the employment of young people less than 18 years old. Under certain circumstances, the written consent of the parents or the legal guardian of the minor child may be mandatory; in which case, the employer should obtain and keep this written consent. The provincial or territorial legislation will provide the specific circumstances under which the authorization of a parent or legal guardian is necessary.
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This letter must be signed by at least one parent or legal guardian, but it is possible for two parents or legal guardians to sign it.
The parent or legal guardian using this document will have to provide the following information:
Each parent or legal guardian will have to sign the document, which will have to be given to the employer of the child.
There is no prescribed form for this document. However, each province and territory has specific legislation regulating the employment of minors.
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