If you are a teenager and starting a summer or after-school job
there are a few easy steps you need to follow in order to be on your way to earning a
paycheck. Follow the checklist below to get started and to check out the possibilities. Also,
if you haven't found a new job yet and need some tips on looking for work, our
Career Compass (PDF) handbook is just
what you need to get started.
If you are 14-17 years old:
Appplication to Employ Minors Form (PDF) (Required)
- Give the form to your prospective employer to complete.
- After it's filled out, have a parent or legal guardian sign it.
Take the completed form along with proof of age to your school or school board office
to apply for an employment certificate.
Be aware that certain hourly restrictions do exist. Discuss these restrictions with the
issuing officer and/or refer to our informational booklet which is available upon
- Bring the original employment certificate to your new employer.
To see what opportunities might be available today, check out our Jobs page.