Your child's first job

Your child will learn to:

  • understand his or her rights as a worker
  • read a pay slip
  • develop sound financial habits
  • save money systematically

Activity summary

For teens ages 15 to 17

Who doesn't remember their first job? Entering the job market is an important transition. Your child must be looking forward to his or her first paycheque.

A new job will help your child acquire new skills and provide exposure to a new reality. Help your child learn about sound personal financial management and how to avoid the pitfalls of poor money management while fully benefiting from the fruits of his or her labour.

Your child is now able to understand a pay slip, draw up a first budget and compare the value of saving with the value of effort put in at work.