Registry of certificates against corporate directors

Information is posted about corporate directors of a company that are liable for payment of wages owed to an employee.

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

  • All outstanding certificates against corporate directors are made public.
  • If an employer fails to pay wages owed to an employee as stated in an order as a result of not meeting the minimum employment standards, corporate directors may be liable for payment.
  • A certificate may be appealed within 21 days of being received.

Additional information will be available in late 2018 on how to search for outstanding certificates against corporate directors.

How to be removed from the registry

If a corporate director is liable for payment of wages, they must pay the amount stated on the certificate, including fees in full, to be removed from the registry.

If you are a corporate director and would like to pay the amount stated on a certificate and have your name removed from the registry, send a certified cheque payable to the Director of Employment Standards to:

Employment Standards Collections
Alberta Labour
Suite 602, Labour Building
10808-99 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0G5

How the law applies

Section 63.4 of the Regulation outlines the publication of certificates against corporate directors.

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

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