Minimum age for federally regulated workplaces rising in June

March 15, 2023

As of June 12, 2023, the federal minimum age for workers to be employed in hazardous occupations will be upped to 18 from the current 17.

This follows a March 9 proclamation by Ottawa bringing into force amendments to the Canada Labour Code (CLC).

Canada ratified the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (C138) in 2016. To ensure full compliance, the Canadian government passed amendments to the Canada Labour Code through the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2 to raise the minimum age of employment from 17 to 18.

Source: HR Reporter