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SudoDominicLucas
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Hello!

I have recently been thinking about applying to join the Telus retail team, however, when I do try to fill out an application it rejects it because I am not 18. My question is, why do I have to be 18 to apply for this job, and could there perhaps be an exception, due to the fact that I will be 18 in the next few months?

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Likely due to the fact that until you reach the age of majority in your province, you can't enter into a contract. There may be specific parts of the job which require your legal ability to sign a contract, thus Telus needs applicants to be 18. 

 

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Lola
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We have laws regarding child labor, and while each province has its own laws, most restrict work for children up to 18 years, preferring them to be in school.

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Not sure why telus picked the age  of 18 as they are federally regulated, which considers anyone under 17 to be a child.

 

https://www.lawnow.org/protection-of-young-workers-in-canadian-employment-law/