Posters, brochures and tool kit - Employment standards

Download or order posters, brochures and other material that explain employment standards rules.

Basic information

  • Employment Standards has publications available for download or in print.
  • All publications are free of charge.

Posters

Posters provide a quick reference for Employment Standards rules. There are 3 posters available:

  • ES general poster - thumbnail
    Rights and responsibilities

    Learn more about the minimum standards for employment in Alberta, including the rules effective January 1, 2018.

    Digital download: Printable (PDF, 2 MB) or Digital Viewing (PDF, 323 KB)

    Order a print copy

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    Unpaid, job-protected leaves

    Learn more about unpaid, job-protected leaves of absence in Alberta, including the rules effective January 1, 2018.

    Digital download: Printable (PDF, 2 MB) or Digital Viewing (PDF, 296 KB)

    Order a print copy

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    Farm and ranch

    Learn more about the rules that apply to waged, non-family members working on farms and ranches in Alberta, including the rules effective January 1, 2018.

    Digital download: Printable (PDF, 5 MB) or Digital Viewing (PDF, 317 KB)

    Order a print copy

Tool kit for employers

Brochures

  • Employment standards guide thumbnail
    Employment standards guide

    Learn the basics of the minimum standards for employment in Alberta, including the rules effective January 1, 2018.

    Digital download (PDF, 170 KB)

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  • Employment standards guide for the hospitality industry thumbnail
    Employment standards guide for the hospitality industry

    Learn the basics of the minimum standards for employment in the hospitality industry in Alberta, including the rules effective January 1, 2018.

    Digital download (PDF, 170 KB)

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    Employment standards guide for the construction industry

    Learn the basics of the minimum standards for employment in the construction industry in Alberta, including the new rules effective January 1, 2018.

    Digital download (PDF, 220 KB)

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  • Employment standards guide for the retail industry thumbnail
    Employment standards guide for the retail industry

    Learn the basics of the minimum standards for employment in the retail industry in Alberta, including the rules effective January 1, 2018.

    Digital download (PDF, 221 KB)

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Additional resources

Associations, business and industry groups, non-profits, professions and unions can use the resources below to inform your membership and partners about changes to the Employment Standards Code.

Copy and paste the text below and place it on your website, social media and/or email newsletters.

Sample email/newsletter/e-blast

Changes to Alberta Employment Standards Code and Regulations came into effect January 1, 2018. These changes help ensure your business remains competitive and provides good jobs for Albertans.

Changes include:

  • new job-protected sick leave, critical illness leave, bereavement leave and more
  • expanded maternity and parental leave to make maximum use of Employment Insurance
  • new tools for government to recover unpaid wages, including penalties for employers
  • reduced eligibilty requirements for leaves and general holiday pay
  • improved rules on overtime, work scheduling agreements and wage deductions

Learn more about the changes and how they affect you at alberta.ca/ESchanges.

Sample social media posts

Changes to the Employment Standards Code is now in effect, including expanded compassionate care, maternity/paternity leaves and job-protected time off for illness, injury and bereavement. Learn more alberta.ca/ESchanges.

Your employees now have job-protected sick leave, bereavement leave and critically ill adult and child leave. Alberta's Employment Standards Code took the first major step forward in 30 years. Learn how this affects you at alberta.ca/ESchanges.

Alberta's new Employment Standards Code is now in effect. Find tools and resources to help you and your employees better understand these changes at alberta.ca/ESchanges.

Website images

Use the images below on your website and link them to alberta.ca/ESchanges.

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Order a print copy

Print versions of the publications listed below can be ordered. All publications are free of charge.

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The information is used pursuant to section 33(c) and section 39(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Questions regarding the collection, use, or disclosure of this information, may be directed to the Employment Standards Contact Centre at 1-877-427-3731.