BC Employment Standards

The standard of living in B.C. ranks among the best in the world. In part, this is thanks to human and employment rights guaranteed by the province’s workplace laws and regulations.

There are numerous rights that exist for workplace matters specifically. These rights are protected under B.C. law, regulations and codes of conduct, ranging from standards that ensure safe working conditions and minimum wages, to rules and regulations that address how job complaints and terminations must be handled. Many Canadian laws also apply to workplace rights in B.C.


A number of factsheets are available which provide information on common topics covered by the Act. For additional information please visit our list of Frequently Asked Questions.


The Employment Standards Branch uses a variety of forms for things such as licensing applications for farm labour, employment agencies, and talent agencies, employing domestic workers, employing young people, and for dispute resolution.

Contact Information

Speak to an agent

8:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday
or listen to recorded messages at any time
Within BC
1 800 663-3316
Out of province or Prince George area
250 612-4100