Referees / Discipline

Referee Information

Questions can be directed to Lisa Stirling at or 604-363-1912

Important information regarding referee reporting instructions and other important information is listed below.

Referee Training:
Referee training sessions are now full for the coming season. If you are still interested please check back next spring.

Referees under the age of 15:
Under the BC Employment Standards Act (Part 2, Section 9), any persons under the age of 12 may not be employed without a permit first being obtained from the Director of the Employment Standards Branch.  Due to this new restriction, NSYSA is unable to hire referees until they are 12 years of age.

In addition, any referees between the ages of 12 and 15 must have a signed Parental Consent form on file with NSYSA prior to being permitted to referee any games.  Please complete Parental_Consent_Form.docx 

Canada Revenue and Referee earnings:
In order to comply with CRA regulations, all referees must supply the NSYSA with their SIN number and birthdate in order to be scheduled to referee and receive payment.

A referee cannot be scheduled a game until the required information is received. If a referee’s annual remuneration is greater than $500, the NSYSA will issue a T4A slip by the end of February each year reporting the remuneration received in the prior calendar year. There will be no income or other taxes withheld from any referee payments.

For further information, please go to the CRA website at: