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Alberta employment standards rules
- Alberta general holidays
- Averaging arrangements
- Deductions from earnings
Exceptions for specific industries
- Ambulance attendants
- Brush clearing
- Domestic employees
- Farm and ranch
- Federally regulated industries
- Field catering
- Geophysical exploration
- Highway and railway construction
- Irrigation district employees
- Land surveying
- Logging and lumbering
- Lookout observers
- Mobile workover or completion service drilling
- Oil and gas continuous operations
- Oilwell servicing
- Road construction and maintenance
- Roadbuilding or heavy construction
- Salespersons and direct sellers
- Taxi cab drivers
- Trucking industry
- General holidays and pay
- Group terminations
- Hours of work and rest
- Bereavement leave
- Citizenship ceremony leave
- Compassionate care leave
- COVID-19 leave
- COVID-19 vaccination leave
- Critical illness leave
- Death or disappearance of child leave
- Domestic violence leave
- Long-term illness and injury leave
- Maternity and parental leave
- Personal and family responsibility leave
- Reservist leave
- Minimum wage
- Overtime hours and overtime pay
- Payment of earnings
- Temporary layoffs
- Termination and termination pay
- Vacations and vacation pay
- Youth employment laws
- Complaints, tips and appeals
- Permits and variances
- Education and resources
- Contact Employment Standards
While the employment standards rules set out the basic standards that employers must provide to employees, exceptions can be made in certain circumstances. Employers, groups of employers, or employer associations can apply for a variance or exemption from minimum standards. In this section, find out how to apply and search online registries of active permits and variances.
Employers may apply for a permit to employ a person 14 years of age and under for certain types of work.
Employers, employer groups or associations may apply for the ability to vary from certain mandatory employment standards obligations and requirements.
Government may provide employers with the ability to vary from mandatory obligations and requirements of the Employment Standards Code.
Information is posted about employers with variances or exemptions issued by Employment Standards after January 1, 2018.
Find a list of employers with a Ministerial Order for Employment Standard
Information is posted about employers with youth employment permits issued by Employment Standards.
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