Ministry of Labour

Ensures Alberta has a skilled workforce and safe, thriving workplaces to keep growing our economy.

Key services

  • Programs and services to help workers 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 hazardous footwear
    Employers cannot require workers to use footwear that may create health and safety hazards, effective January 1, 2019.
  • An older woman working in the produce section of a grocery store
    Alberta's minimum wage went up to $15/hour on October 1, a move towards a fair wage for every Albertan.
  • Workplace health and safety laws

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

  • Employment standards changes

    New workplace laws will protect the rights of hardworking Albertans, support their families and help businesses stay competitive. New rules address job-protected leaves, overtime, holiday and vacation pay and more.

  • OHS 3-year Code and Regulation Review Plan

    The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) 3-year Code and Regulation Review Plan (PDF, 387 KB) promotes health and safety in Alberta by outlining areas for future review and renewal to ensure regulations are in alignment with other jurisdictions.

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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