List of employment standards variances issued

Information is posted about employers with variances or exemptions issued by Employment Standards after January 1, 2018.

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

Basic rules

Information about variances or exemptions issued by Employment Standards after January 1, 2018 is made public. Information published includes:

  • the name of the affected employer or employer association or group
  • the provisions of the Code or Regulation that were varied or exempted
  • the effective date and duration of the variance or exemption

For more information on the how to apply for a Director’s variance or exemption, see pages on the relevant variances:

Additional information will be available in late 2018 on how to search for issued variances or exemptions.

How the law applies

Section 63.3 of the Regulation outlines the publication of variances, exemptions and orders.

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

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