The Manitoba government is launching a new online Youth Worker Readiness Certificate Course to teach youth the basics about workers and employers rights and responsibilities for safety and health in the workplace. The interactive course is based on Saskatchewan’s successful youth readiness course and is tailored for Manitoba. Employers seeking to hire a worker under the age of 16 are required to confirm the successful completion of the course and keep a copy of the certificate as an employment record. A person must be 13 years of age to work in Manitoba and there are restrictions on the hours a person under 16 can work including not working more the 20 hours during a school week.
Youth can complete the online course at by going to the Safe Manitoba website www.safemanitoba.com and click on Young Workers Course