Work and business scams

What are my rights?

Can an employer require me to pay for a costly job training program before hiring me?
  • Yes
  • No

“Make $50,000 in less than 90 days working from home!”

If you see a job offer or business opportunity that looks too good to be true, it probably is. Learn how to identify and guard against work and business scams.

Spot the scam

Prevent problems

Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in July 2019
  • Time to read: 6 minutes

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