Most British Columbians Unaware That Children Allowed to Work at 12 Years of Age

Vancouver – A June public opinion survey commissioned by First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition and conducted by Mustel Group found that only 6% of British Columbians could correctly identify the age at which a child can be formally employed without the need for a government permit in BC.

Survey respondents most commonly assumed the minimum age for a child to begin work without a permit would be 16 years old (34%) followed by 15 (24%) and 14 (20%). In fact, the work start age in BC is 12 years of age.

See First Call Media Release here