career Programs

School District #81 offers many opportunities to gain valuable training opportunities that will prepare you for life after high school while also allowing you to earn credits towards graduation. It is important that you take time to think about your options and plan accordingly. Make an appointment to talk to the career coordinator about your options.

Dual Credit

Earn graduation credits and post-secondary credits.

Work Experience

Earn graduation credits while you work.

Work in Trades

Earn graduation credits and build your trade hours.

Employment Standards Branch of British Columbia Updates

The rules and process for hiring young people have recently changed in the
Province of British Columbia

A parent or guardian needs to provide written permission for their child to work, and the employer must keep a record of the written consent.

Children who are under 16 years old cannot:

  • Be required to work during school hours

  • Work more than 4 hours on school days

  • Work more than 7 hours on a non-school day

  • Work more than 20 hours in a week with 5 school days

  • Work more than 35 hours a week when school is not in session

There are different requirements for hiring young people depending on the age of the child.

If school is in session during the child's anticipated employment period, a School Recommendation form must be completed and signed by the school principal.

Some youth will require the Parent or Guardian's Written Consent to Employ a Child form.

For further information please visit the British Columbia website here.