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    Minister Brian Jean

    Brian Jean was sworn in as Minister of Jobs, Economy and Northern Development on October 24, 2022.

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Mandate letter

The Premier's mandate letter to the Minister of Jobs, Economy and Northern Development outlines the objectives and priorities of the work they will focus on in their role.

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Accomplishments

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Employers can save time using employment standards and OHS online services to access applications, submit appeals and create reports.

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Resources are available to help community leaders, industry and business diversify and grow their regional economies.

Key information

Our responsibilities

Leading efforts to grow Alberta’s economy by supporting Alberta’s entrepreneurs and employers, helping recruit and retain workers and promoting safe, fair and health workplaces by:

  • Jobs: helping attract skilled workers and establishing and enforcing Alberta’s employment standards and laws governing the health and safety of Alberta’s workplaces
  • Economy: supporting Alberta entrepreneurs, businesses and communities to drive growth and job creation
  • Northern and regional development: supporting the unique economic development needs of Alberta’s various regions, including Alberta’s north

Agencies we’re responsible for:

In focus

Alberta is Calling

Affordable, friendly and rich in opportunity, Alberta is the answer to building your future.

Northern Alberta Development Council Bursary

Bursaries are available for students training for jobs that are in demand in northern Alberta.

Economic development

We’re working with partners across the province to encourage economic growth, support the success of Alberta entrepreneurs and job creators, and promote the development of Alberta’s primary and emerging sectors.

Remembering fallen workers

Grants are available to non-profit and public sector organizations to create physical memorials for workers who died as a result of their work.

Film and television tax credit

Tax credit supports medium and large-scale productions filming in Alberta.

Latest news

  • Jan 26, 2023

    Alberta’s government is investing in Edmonton’s downtown to support projects that create an exciting place to live and work. 

  • Jan 24, 2023

    Alberta’s government is investing in Calgary’s downtown to support a vibrant and safe community and grow economic momentum.

  • Jan 06, 2023

    Minister of Jobs, Economy and Northern Development Brian Jean issued the following statement about the December 2022 Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada:

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