From the Minister

July 06, 2021 | COVID-19

76,500 more workers will receive a one-time payment to thank them for the risks they have taken to support Albertans and the economy.

November 24, 2020 | Red tape reduction

New rules support Alberta’s recovery plan by helping employers and unions reach agreements and start major construction projects quicker.

November 20, 2020 | Red tape reduction

Employers can save time and money in their daily operations, thanks to updated employment standards rules that took effect this year.

In focus

Budget 2021

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

Bill 47 updates labour legislation to improve workplace health and safety and ensure workers’ compensation is sustainable.
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 Copping was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Calgary-Varsity.

Copping has over 20 years of senior management experience in labour relations & human resources and corporate affairs. Working in the transportation industry, he has led teams in the development and implementation of labour relations strategies, negotiated and administered collective agreements, and represented management in labour arbitrations cases.

More recently, Copping has worked as a consultant providing advice and training to clients on labour relations and human resources issues, as well as offering dispute resolution services in the field. He has also served as a part-time member of the Alberta Labour Relations Board.

Copping has taught Labour Relations at the University of Calgary and Labour & Employment Law as well as Human Resource Management at the University of Lethbridge. Jason holds a Master of Industrial Relations from Queen’s University and an LLM with a specialization in Labour & Employment law from Osgoode Hall, York University.

Jason Copping was appointed as Alberta’s Minister of Labour and Immigration on April 30, 2019. His extensive background in labour relations make him well positioned to take on this portfolio as Alberta’s government seeks to create more jobs, and deliver on fairness for newcomers entering the workforce, through initiatives like foreign credential recognition and the Fairness For Newcomers Act.