Employment Standards Branch searches

The fee to search Employment Standards Branch records increased from $10 to $35 effective April 1.

The Branch typically receives search requests from lawyers who represent the purchasers of businesses for the purpose of ascertaining whether there are any outstanding employment-related complaints against a business that may affect a purchase and sale.

All search requests must now be mailed or faxed to the Victoria field office of the Branch at PO Box 9571 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9K1 (F: 250 356-1886), rather than to a local office. The Branch requires payment prior to conducting a search.