From the Minister

May 24, 2022 | Occupational Health and Safety

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In focus

Budget

Budget 2022 is moving Alberta forward by building health system capacity, getting more Albertans working, and balancing the budget.

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.

Biography

Minister Madu was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Edmonton-South West.

A loving husband and father of 3, Madu was born and raised in the Southeastern part of Nigeria. There, he attended the University of Lagos and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Honours degree. He was subsequently called to the Bar in Nigeria. In 2005, he and his wife migrated to Canada.

Madu has been a lawyer for 16 years, practicing in both Nigeria and Alberta. In addition to running Tisel Law Office with his wife, Emem, he has worked for Legal Aid Alberta, and volunteered with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre and the Lawyer Referral Program of the Law Society of Alberta.

Madu also has extensive public service experience, having worked as a senior technical advisor for the Government of Alberta with a focus on legislative and regulatory reviews, operational and strategic public policies, issues management and stakeholder consultation.

In 2009, alongside a team he worked with in the public service, Madu was awarded the Premier’s Award of Excellence in the bronze medal category. He continues to volunteer with Alberta’s Nigerian and Igbo communities.

Kelechi (Kaycee) Madu was appointed minister of Labour and Immigration on February 25, 2022, and previously served as the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General and the Minister of Municipal Affairs.