Bill 2: An Act to Make Alberta Open for Business has been introduced and includes changes to general holiday pay, overtime and labour relations.

Basic information

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

Posters

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

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    Rights and responsibilities

    Learn more about the minimum standards for employment in Alberta, including the rules effective January 1, 2019.

    Digital viewing (PDF, 284 KB)

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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, 2019.

    Digital viewing (PDF, 224 KB)

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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, 2019.

    Digital viewing (PDF, 389 KB)

Tool kit for employers

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    Employment standards tool kit for employers

    Learn comprehensively about the minimum standards for employment in Alberta, including the rules effective January 1, 2018. Includes examples and detailed information on how employment standards apply to employers.

    Digital download - High resolution (PDF, 15 MB)

    Digital download - Low resolution (PDF, 2 MB)

Brochures

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    Employment standards guide

    Learn the basics of the minimum standards for employment in Alberta, including the rules effective January 1, 2019.

    Digital download (PDF, 764 KB)

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    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, 2019.

    Digital download (PDF, 463 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, 2019.

    Digital download (PDF, 870 KB)

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    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, 2019.

    Digital download (PDF, 1 MB)