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The ministry protects workers’ rights by regulating Alberta’s workplaces and ensuring Alberta’s labour legislation is fair and modern.

The ministry also works to ensure that Alberta has a skilled workforce and an efficient labour market to support a thriving and diverse economy.

Agencies we’re responsible for:

In focus

Alberta is improving the foreign credential assessment process to help underemployed newcomers fully contribute to our economy.
Maintains budgets at record levels for health and education, and focuses on getting Alberta back to work.

Job creation student wage

A new job creation student wage of $13/hour for students under 18 came into effect June 26, 2019.

Work site health and safety committees and representatives

Employers are required to have a committee or representative to address health and safety concerns in the workplace.

Minimum wage expert panel

A panel of industry experts and professionals is assessing Alberta’s minimum wage.

Latest news

  • Mar 25, 2020

    MyAlberta is now receiving emergency isolation support applications from working Albertans who are self-isolating or who are the sole caregivers for someone in self-isolation.

  • Mar 02, 2020

    The opening of the new Fairness for Newcomers Office will ensure newcomers can leverage their education and experience to reach their full potential and help grow the economy.

  • Dec 13, 2019

    Requirements and training will be streamlined for workplace health and safety committees and worker representatives.

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