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    Minister Jason Copping

    Jason Copping was appointed Minister of Labour and Immigration on April 30, 2019.

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    Parliamentary Secretary Muhammad Yaseen

    Muhammad Yaseen was appointed Parliamentary Secretary of Immigration on April 30, 2019.

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.

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Our responsibilities

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.

COVID-19 information for workplaces

Information for employers, supervisors and workers to help keep workplaces healthy and safe during the pandemic.

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

  • May 06, 2020

    The health and safety of workers at Alberta’s food processing plants continues to be monitored to ensure the safe operation of Alberta’s food supply chain.

  • May 04, 2020

    Minister of Labour and Immigration Jason Copping issued the following statement on North American Occupational Safety and Health Week:

  • Apr 30, 2020

    The Alberta government and Alberta Health Services (AHS) have provided the guidance to support Cargill to take aggressive measures to protect the health and safety of workers at the Cargill Canada beef-processing plant and keep Canada’s food supply chain strong.

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