The legislation on this page is now in effect
For information on Employment Standards legislation that was in force until December 31, 2017, go to https://work.alberta.ca/employment-standards-2017.html
- Some industries are regulated by the federal government.
- 90% of employees in Alberta are regulated by the province.
- If your industry is federally regulated, different rules apply.
Who’s federally regulated?
If you are employed by one of the following businesses and industries, you are more than likely working in a federally regulated sector:
- marine shipping, ferry and port services
- air transportation, including airports, aerodromes and airlines
- railway and road transportation that involves crossing provincial or international borders
- canals, pipelines, tunnels and bridges (crossing provincial borders)
- telephone, telegraph and cable systems
- radio and television broadcasting
- grain elevators, feed and seed mills
- uranium mining and processing
- businesses dealing with the protection of fisheries as a natural resource
- many First Nation activities
- most federal Crown corporations
- private businesses necessary to the operation of a federal act
Check with the Government of Canada to determine if you are in a federally regulated industry and to learn more about the rules that apply.
Disclaimer: In the event of any discrepancy between this information and Alberta Employment Standards legislation, the legislation is considered correct.