Changes to general holiday pay and overtime banking that were passed as part of Bill 2: An Act to Make Alberta Open for Business take effect September 1. This page has been updated to reflect these new rules.

Basic rules

  • The overtime rule for land surveying employees is 10 hours per day or 191 hours per month, whichever is greater.
  • Overtime must be paid for hours worked in excess of 10 hours a day or 44 hours a week, in either the first or last month of employment if fewer than 191 hours is worked in those months.

Who’s considered a land surveying employee?

A land surveying employee is a person who conducts land surveying:

Hours of work and pay

The standard overtime rule of hours worked in excess of 8 hours a day or 44 hours a week, whichever is greater, doesn’t apply to land surveying employees.

Exceptions to the minimum standards for regular and overtime hours

Employees must receive overtime:

  • for hours worked in excess of 10 hours a day or 191 hours a month, whichever is greater
  • for hours worked in excess of 10 hours a day or 44 hours a week, in either the first or last month of employment if fewer than 191 hours is worked in those months

Regular rules for overtime pay rates and banked overtime apply.

NOTE: 8 hours a day and 44 hours a week minimum standards for overtime apply if the work takes place within 16 km of an urban municipality.

What additional Employment Standards apply?

In addition to the special provisions outlined above, all other minimum standards for employment apply to employees.  Additional information on these rules can be found at:

How the law applies

Part 3, Division 2 of the Employment Standards Regulation outlines the provisions for field catering, geophysical exploration, land surveying, logging and lumbering, and road maintenance employees.

Disclaimer: In the event of any discrepancy between this information and Alberta Employment Standards legislation, the legislation is considered correct.