Youth Employment Program No Longer Licensed

By Sarah Klein

The Manitoba Consumers’ Bureau issued an alert Tuesday warning that the Y.E.P. Youth Employment Program is no longer licensed with the province as a direct seller.

Y.E.P. Youth Employment Program hires young people to sell candy products, usually at shopping malls or outside large retailers, but the company is not licensed effective March 26.

The Consumer Protection Act requires companies or individuals selling goods and services directly to consumers to be licensed.

The conditions were developed by the bureau in co-operation with the Workplace Safety and Health Division and the Employment Standards Division of Manitoba Labour and Immigration and are intended to protect young people.

To find out if a business needs to be licensed and is properly licensed, to make a complaint or to get more information, contact the Consumers’ Bureau at 204-945-3800, 1-800-782-0067 or by email at

— With files from a news release