Young Workers

Canadian statistics show that 1 in 7 young workers are injured on the job. Leading causes of death among young people include machine injuries and electrocutions. Recently, almost 110,000 young people were seriously injured on the job in one year alone. These statistics mean injured young people (ages 15–29) represent 1 in every 4 injured workers in Canada.

What rights do young workers have?

Young workers have the same rights as older workers. The answers to many frequently asked questions that you may have can be found at: FAQ's about Youth in the Workplace. 

How can young workers stay safe?

Check out the Ministry of Labour’s Young Workers Awareness Program 7 Things you better know! to find out if you know all you need to know to stay safe at work.

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