Ministry of Labour and Immigration

Delivers programs and policies to support a diverse workforce, promote safe, fair and healthy workplaces and attract skilled workers.

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

  • Fair Registration graphic
    Bill 11 will help underemployed newcomers fully contribute to Alberta’s economy.
  • Photo of construction workers looking at a clipboard.
    Bill 2 will reduce the burden on job creators, restore workplace democracy and get Albertans 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. 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.

  • Minimum wage expert panel

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

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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