5. Employment of Young Persons / Education Work Experience

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EMPLOYMENT OF YOUNG PERSONS / EDUCATION WORK EXPERIENCE

 

EMPLOYMENT OF YOUNG PERSONS

DEFINITION – A YOUNG PERSON IS ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF SEVENTEEN.

  • AN EMPLOYER SHALL NOT PERMIT OR REQUIRE A YOUNG PERSON TO WORK AT ANY TIME BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 11PM ON ONE DAY AND 6AM THE NEXT DAY. THE ONLY EXCEPTION WOULD BE IF THE EMPLOYER HAS RECEIVED WRITTEN APPROVAL FROM THE LABOUR STANDARDS OFFICER.

  • YOUNG PERSONS CANNOT BE EMPLOYED IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY WITHOUT RECEIVING A PERMIT FROM THE LABOUR STANDARDS OFFICER. THE APPLICATION WOULD HAVE TO CONVINCE THE LABOUR STANDARDS OFFICER THAT THE WORK BEING CONSIDERED WOULD NOT PLACE THE YOUNG PERSON IN DANGER, AS WELL AS MEET THE CONDITIONS SET OUT BY RELATED ACTS SUCH AS THE SAFETY ACT ADMINISTERED BY THE WORKERS’ SAFETY & COMPENSATION COMMISSION.

  • AN EMPLOYER WHO WISHES TO HIRE A YOUNG PERSON IN ANY OTHER OCCUPATION OUTSIDE OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IS REQUESTED TO APPLY BY MEANS OF AN APPLICATION TO THE LABOUR STANDARDS OFFICER FOR APPROVAL OF THE EMPLOYMENT OF THE YOUNG PERSON.

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EMPLOYMENT OF YOUNG PERSONS / ED. WORK EXPERIENCE

 

STUDENT EDUCATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

IN REFERENCE TO:

  • EDUCATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE, “EMPLOYEE” MEANS A SCHOOL STUDENT WHO IS ENGAGED IN A WORK PROGRAM THAT IS PART OF HIS / HER SCHOOL PROGRAM.

  • AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE (SCHOOL OR COLLEGE) THAT WISHES TO PLACE A STUDENT WITH A PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYER UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE LABOUR STANDARDS ACT MUST SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO THE LABOUR STANDARDS OFFICER. THE APPLICATION WILL BE REVIEWED BY THE OFFICER AND, IF APPROVED, AN EDUCATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE PERMIT WILL BE ISSUED WHICH WILL SPECIFY THE RATES OF PAY, IF ANY, TO BE PAID TO THE EMPLOYEE(S) AFFECTED BY THE PERMIT.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 

LABOUR STANDARDS COMPLIANCE OFFICE 

BOX 1000, STN 590

IQALUIT, NUNAVUT X0A 0H0

 

TEL: 1-867-975-6322 TOLL FREE: 1- 877-806-8402

FAX: 1-867-975-6367

 

THIS IS A GUIDE ONLY

FOR INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATIONPURPOSES, REFER TO THE NUNAVUT LABOUR STANDARDS ACT, ITSREGULATIONS AND AMMENDMENTS.