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Ministry of Labour and Immigration

Formerly Ministry of Labour

Government is undergoing a transition, including ministry changes. New ministry and cabinet information can be found on the Cabinet page.

Key services

  • Programs and services to help individuals find and keep jobs, get training and adapt to a changing labour market.
  • Rules, regulations and compliance measures for employers and employees in Alberta workplaces.
  • Resources for immigrants and refugees including support programs, obtaining work, and applying for temporary and permanent residency.
  • Labour Relations Code, legislation, mediation services, publications and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Preventing work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities by working with employers and workers.

In Focus

  • Photo of Premier Jason Kenney and his Cabinet.
    Cabinet ministers are in charge of specific government ministries and are responsible for policy matters and issues related to the day-to-day operation of government.
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  • Job creation student wage

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

  • Workplace health and safety laws

    Alberta has made significant changes to its occupational health and safety (OHS) laws. New OHS laws help keep workplaces healthy and safe.

  • Fairness for newcomers

    Bill 11 would help new Albertans get their foreign credentials recognized faster.

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:

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