Options for alternative work arrangements

After a short stint in a garden-variety office job, I knew it wasn’t for me. I wanted to be my own boss. So I decided to go it alone as a freelancer. Getting my business set up was a bit of a slog, but now I work for myself. I can choose projects I’m interested in, and there’s no one breathing down my neck every moment of the day.”

– Brendon, Vancouver, BC

There are many scenarios for working and earning money in British Columbia. From on-call work to job sharing, you’ve got plenty of options outside the regular nine-to-five. Here are eight common alternative work arrangements, with tips on what to watch for to protect your legal rights.

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in October 2020
  • Time to read: 8 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Richard Johnson, Ascent Employment Law and Trevor Thomas, Ascent Employment Law

Richard Johnson
Trevor Thomas

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