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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 new employment standards and OHS online services to access applications, submit appeals and create reports.

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The Fairness for Newcomers Office opened on March 2. The office works to remove barriers and ensure registration practices are transparent, objective, impartial and fair.

Key information

Our responsibilities

Leading efforts to grow Alberta’s economy by supporting Alberta’s entrepreneurs and job creators, attracting investment, growing trade, strengthening Alberta’s key sectors and ensuring Alberta has an innovative and competitive business environment by:

  • supporting Alberta entrepreneurs, businesses and communities to drive growth and job creation
  • attracting, retaining and expanding investment in Alberta
  • establishing and enforcing Alberta’s employment standards and laws governing the health and safety of Alberta’s workplaces
  • optimizing Alberta’s innovation system to support economic growth
  • creating the conditions for growth and diversification of Alberta’s primary and emerging industries

Agencies we’re responsible for:

In focus

Budget

Budget 2022 is moving Alberta forward by building health system capacity, getting more Albertans working, and balancing the budget.

The Fair Registration Practices Code sets out general and specific duties for the registration practices of Alberta’s regulatory bodies.

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.

Promoting Alberta beyond our borders

We are focused on attracting investment to the province, building international partnerships, showcasing our talents around the globe, helping Alberta companies access international markets, and promoting our province as a world-class tourism destination.

Encouraging research and innovation

We’re connecting Alberta’s innovators with the right partners to help them bring new technologies to market and position our province as a leader in research and innovation.

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