From the Minister

November 09, 2021 | Jobs

Changes to Alberta’s largest jobs training program will help more Albertans get back to work and support stronger economic recovery.

In focus

Budget 2021

Alberta’s budget is focused on protecting lives and livelihoods, investing in health care, preparing for recovery and spending responsibly.

Improving workplace health and safety

An updated Occupational Health and Safety Act and revised regulations took effect on December 1, 2021 and will improve workplace health and safety.

International graduates of Alberta post-secondary institutions can apply for permanent residence.
Bill 32 reduces red tape for employers and helps keep more Albertans employed.


Minister Shandro was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Calgary-Acadia.

A husband and father to two young children, Shandro has been an active member of his community for years. Previously serving a member of the National Parole Board, the Municipal Government Board, the Criminal Injuries Review Board, the University of Calgary Senate, the Calgary Parking Authority, and the Calgary Police Commission.

After the devastating 2013 floods, Shandro was appointed to the Disaster Recovery Committee by the Minister of Municipal Affairs on matters related to disaster recovery assistance. His public service record continues further, as he has been a volunteer for the Calgary Stampede's Promotion Committee, an instructor and evaluator for CPLED (the Legal Education Society of Alberta's bar admission course), a volunteer mentor for the Law Society of Alberta, and a volunteer lawyer for Student Legal Assistance at the University of Calgary. Shandro was a former director of a number of non-profit organizations, including the Calgary Ukrainian Festival, Digital Alberta, the Canadian Police Governance Association, and the Alberta Media Production Industries Association.

Tyler Shandro was appointed as Alberta’s minister of Labour and Immigration on September 21, 2021. He previously served as the minister of Health.