B-10 - Employment Bureaus Act

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chapter B-10
Employment Bureaus Act
EMPLOYMENT BUREAUSDecember 16 1982December 16 1982
Repealed, 1982, c. 58, s. 18.
1982, c. 58, s. 18.
1. The Minister of Labour, Manpower and Income Security shall have charge of the carrying out of this act.
R. S. 1964, c. 147, s. 1; 1968, c. 43, s. 17; 1981, c. 9, s. 34.
2. In this act:
(1)  The word employee means any person working under a contract of lease and hire of work or of apprenticeship;
(2)  The word Minister means the Minister of Labour, Manpower and Income Security.
R. S. 1964, c. 147, s. 2; 1968, c. 43, s. 17; 1981, c. 9, s. 34.
3. The Government may establish and maintain, in cities and towns, employment bureaus for employees.
Such bureaus shall be under the control of the Minister, to whom the superintendents hereinafter mentioned shall report annually on the 1st of July.
R. S. 1964, c. 147, s. 3.
4. The Government may appoint, for each employment bureau, a superintendent and all other persons necessary for the good administration of each bureau.
R. S. 1964, c. 147, s. 4.
5. All employees may, for the purpose of obtaining employment, have their names registered, free of charge, at any employment bureau, upon such conditions as may be fixed by the Government.
R. S. 1964, c. 147, s. 5.
6. The superintendent and the other persons, his assistants, shall receive and register free of charge all applications made to them by employers who require the services of employees.
R. S. 1964, c. 147, s. 6.
7. Except as provided in sections 3 and 8 of this act, it is forbidden to keep an employment bureau.
R. S. 1964, c. 147, s. 7.
8. The prohibition enacted by section 7 does not extend to employment bureaus established and maintained by:
(1)  Religious congregations or societies which seek to place their protégés;
(2)  Workers’ societies having for objects the study, defence and development of the economic, social and moral interests of employees;
(3)  Charitable and benevolent societies;
(4)  Employers who have their own employment bureau,—
Provided that in all the above cases,—
(a)  A permit for such purpose has been previously obtained from the Minister and is in force;
(b)  No remuneration for the purpose be exacted from the seeker of employment; and
(c)  A register be kept in the form determined by the Minister.
R. S. 1964, c. 147, s. 8.
9. The permit required by section 8 shall be issued, free of charge, for one year or a fraction of a year only and shall expire on the 1st day of July following its issue.
The Minister may, at any time, cancel a permit issued under this act.
R. S. 1964, c. 147, s. 9.
10. Everyone who infringes any provision of this act commits an offence and shall be liable, on summary trial, in addition to the costs:
(a)  To a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, and, failing payment of the fine and costs, to an imprisonment not exceeding thirty days, if an infringement of the above section 7 be concerned; or
(b)  To a fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars, if an infringement of section 8 be concerned.
R. S. 1964, c. 147, s. 10.
11. This Act shall operate notwithstanding the provisions of sections 2 and 7 to 15 of the Constitution Act, 1982 (Schedule B of the Canada Act, chapter 11 in the 1982 volume of the Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom).
1982, c. 21, s. 1.

In accordance with section 17 of the Act respecting the consolidation of the statutes (chapter R-3), chapter 147 of the Revised Statutes, 1964, in force on 31 December 1977, is repealed effective from the coming into force of chapter B-10 of the Revised Statutes.