at what age can you work at Tim Hortons in Saskatchewan, Canada?

I live in Regina, Sk and looking for a first job. I’m 15 years old, and two months

Under Saskatchewan’s employment regime the age of 16 was set as the general minimum age of employment. An “absolute” minimum age of 14 has also been established provided those 14 and 15 year old workers fulfil certain requirements. These include: completing a “Young Worker Readiness” Certificate Course (YWRCC) obtaining a Certificate of Completion, providing proof of age, and a written consent from a parent or guardian.

Additional requirements set out that they may not work more than 16 hours during a school week; and work no later than 10:00 p.m. on any day prior to a school day or before school starts on any day. Exemptions include: family business employing only immediate family, the self employed, traditional farming operations, babysitters, and newspaper carriers. If an employer wishes to hire someone under the age of 14 they must request a “special permit” under the Director of Labour Standards. Unlike Quebec, children are expressly prohibited from working on a construction site. Other prohibited work locations are pulp mills, saw mills, wood working establishments, smelters, foundries, refineries or metal processing or fabricating operations among other locations. There are no restrictions on working in the agricultural sector except where the child may be exposed to a chemical or biological substance.

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  • postal p says:

    Under Saskatchewan’s employment regime the age of 16 was set as the general minimum age of employment. An “absolute” minimum age of 14 has also been established provided those 14 and 15 year old workers fulfil certain requirements. These include: completing a “Young Worker Readiness” Certificate Course (YWRCC) obtaining a Certificate of Completion, providing proof of age, and a written consent from a parent or guardian.

    Additional requirements set out that they may not work more than 16 hours during a school week; and work no later than 10:00 p.m. on any day prior to a school day or before school starts on any day. Exemptions include: family business employing only immediate family, the self employed, traditional farming operations, babysitters, and newspaper carriers. If an employer wishes to hire someone under the age of 14 they must request a “special permit” under the Director of Labour Standards. Unlike Quebec, children are expressly prohibited from working on a construction site. Other prohibited work locations are pulp mills, saw mills, wood working establishments, smelters, foundries, refineries or metal processing or fabricating operations among other locations. There are no restrictions on working in the agricultural sector except where the child may be exposed to a chemical or biological substance.
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