Young employees can be a great addition to your business. You have the chance to offer meaningful work experiences for Manitoba’s youth as they consider their career options.
There are employment standards and workplace safety laws specific to employees under the age of 18.
Manitoba Employment Standards Code rules for young workers include:
Manitoba’s minimum wage rate applies to all workers, regardless of age. Effective October 1, 2020, minimum wage is $11.90 per hour.
Anyone who is 13, 14 or 15 years of age must complete the Young Worker Readiness Certificate. A copy of Certificate of Completion is signed by the parent/guardian and given to the employer before work can begin. Employers do not need to send the certificate to the Employment Standards Branch. The course teaches about Employment Standards and Workplace Safety and Health.