What jobs are considered “light work”?
I just turned 14 and I’m starting to look for my first job. I’ve read my employer doesn’t need to get a government permit to hire me if I’ll only be doing “light work.”
Under BC’s employment standards law, those aged 14 or 15 don’t need a permit from the Employment Standards Branch to work if they’re doing “light work.” Light work means tasks or jobs that aren’t considered harmful to a child’s health or development.
Some tasks that fall into this category include:
administrative and secretarial work
bagging and carrying customers’ orders
The law also prescribes certain jobs as light work. They include:
sports or recreational coach
messenger or courier
server of food or drink
visual artist or graphic designer