The BC Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (FMEP) is a free service run by the BC Ministry of Attorney General to enforce child and spousal support orders and agreements. The program acts to collect the amount owing under orders or agreements, including arrears, and can consists of tracking payments, garnishing wages, bank accounts, and federal sources of income.
If there is a garnishing order on your federal monies, you can call the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Unit's toll free number, 1-800-267-7777 for an automated information system that provides debtors, creditors and the general public with assistance on the garnishment of federal monies by provincial or territorial governments, the administration of a garnishment order, how a garnishment order is cancelled or suspended and how to reduce or cancel a garnishment order.
Service is provided in English and French.
- British Columbia Family Maintenance Enforcement Program – Government of BC
- Enforcing Support – Department of Justice
- Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act (R.S.C., 1985, c.4 (2nd Supp.)) – Justice Laws
- Family Support Orders and Agreements Garnishment Regulations (SOR/88-181) – Justice Laws
- Family Maintenance Enforcement Act RSBC 1996, c. 127 – BC Laws
- Family Maintenance Enforcement Act Regulation (BC Reg. 346/88) – BC Laws
Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Unit (FOAEA)
toll free: 1-800-267-7777
for hearing impaired: 1-800-267-7676