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Consent to Employment of a Minor Child

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Consent to Employment of a Minor Child

This Consent to Employment of a Minor Child letter may be used by parents or legal guardian who wish to authorize a minor child to work. Across Canada, provincial and territorial legislation impose 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:

  • the name of the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) signing the letter;
  • their relationship to the child (parent or legal guardian);
  • the child's name and date of birth;
  • the position that will be held by the child;
  • the main duties that will be carried out by the child in their position.

Each parent or legal guardian will have to sign the document, which will have to be given to the employer of the child.


Applicable law

There is no prescribed form for this document. However, each province and territory has specific legislation regulating the employment of minors.

  • Alberta: Employment Standards Code, RSA 2000, c E-9, sections 65 and 66
  • British Columbia: Employment Standards Act, RSBC 1996, c 113, section 9
  • Manitoba: Employment Standards Code, CCSM c E110, sections 83-84
  • New Brunswick: Employment Standards Act, SNB 1982, c E-7.2, Sections 39-41
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: Labour Standards Act, RSNL 1990, c L-2, Sections 45 & 46
  • Northwest Territories: Employment Standards Act, SNWT 2007, c 13, Sections 44-47
  • Nova Scotia: Labour Standards Code, RSNS 1989, c 246, Sections 68-70
  • Nunavut: Employment of Young Persons Regulations, RRNWT (Nu) 1990 c L3, Sections 1-4
  • Ontario: Employment Standards Act, 2000, SO 2000, c 41
  • Prince Edward Island: Youth Employment Act, RSPEI 1988, c Y-2, Sections 1-9
  • Saskatchewan: Labour Standards Regulations, 1995, RRS c L-1 Reg 5
  • Yukon: Employment Standards Act, RSY 2002, c 72, Section 17(6)


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