Basic rules

Alberta law requires information about variances issued by Employment Standards after January 1, 2018 to be made public. The information published includes:

  • the name of the employer
  • the provisions of the Code or Regulation that were varied
  • the effective date and duration of the variance

Director’s Variances issued

Last updated: February 2, 2019

Table 1. Employment standards variances currently in effect

Employer Type of variance Effective date End date Provision varied
Acron Roofing Systems Inc. Extending the Averaging Period of a HWAA July 27, 2018 July 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 23.1(3)
Alien Intersport, Ltd. Reducing the Minimum Hours of Pay December 13, 2018 December 31, 2019 Employment Standards Regulation Section 11(1)
All Seasons Mushrooms Inc. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work February 28, 2018 February 28, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(3)
Ara Engineering Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work September 25, 2018 October 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Athabasca County Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work April 18, 2018 April 30, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
ATS Traffic – Alberta Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work November 2, 2018 November 1, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Aw-Nrg Insulation Services Inc. Extending the Averaging Period of a HWAA March 6, 2018 March 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 23.1(3)
Barricades And Signs Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work December 6, 2018 December 6, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Battery Electric Inc. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work May 17, 2018 May 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Belterra Corporation Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work July 12, 2018 July 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Belterra Corporation Extending the Consecutive Days of Work July 12, 2018 July 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 19(2)
Bfi Constructors Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work December 12, 2018 December 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Birch Hills County Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work December 19, 2018 December 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Birch Mountain Enterprises Ltd. Extending the Averaging Period of a HWAA May 1, 2018 June 30, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 23.1(3)
Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work December 10, 2018 December 10, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
C.O.D. Concrete Div Of Re-Wa Holdings Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work December 20, 2018 December 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Canwest Commissionaires Extending the Averaging Period of a HWAA February 2, 2018 February 28, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 23.1(3)
Canwest Commissionaires Extending the Averaging Period of a HWAA February 2, 2018 February 28, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 23.1(3)
Canwest Commissionaires Extending the Averaging Period of a HWAA February 2, 2018 February 28, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 23.1(3)
Canwest Commissionaires Extending the Averaging Period of a HWAA February 2, 2018 February 28, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 23.1(3)
Cdn Controls Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work January 22, 2018 January 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Ceda International Corporation Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work December 19, 2018 December 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
C-Fer Technologies (1999) Inc. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work February 22, 2018 February 28, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
City Of Calgary Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work March 8, 2018 March 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
City Of Calgary Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work December 18, 2018 December 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
City Of Edmonton Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work December 20, 2018 December 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
City Of Lethbridge Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work March 14, 2018 March 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Clearstream Contracting Gp Inc. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work May 11, 2018 May 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Cloak Medic Services Inc. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work February 28, 2018 February 28, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Compass Access Solutions Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work June 8, 2018 June 30, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Cubic Field Services Canada Limited Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work May 11, 2018 May 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Design Group Staffing Inc. Extending the Averaging Period of a HWAA November 21, 2018 November 30, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 23.1(3)
DGS Construction Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work February 16, 2018 February 28, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Disaster Solutions Inc. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work March 28, 2018 March 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Doran Stewart Oilfield Services (1990) Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work August 20, 2018 August 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Dow Chemical Canada Ulc Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work January 29, 2018 January 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Dow Chemical Canada Ulc Extending the Averaging Period of a HWAA January 29, 2018 January 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 23.1(3)
Dresser-Rand Canada, Ulc Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work March 13, 2018 March 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Earth Fluids Inc. Extending the Consecutive Days of Work August 29, 2018 April 30, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 19(2)
Enviro-Tech Surveys Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Days of Work December 13, 2018 April 30, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 19(2)
Fidelity Machine & Mould Solutions Inc. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work November 30, 2018 November 30, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Flagstaff County Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work February 6, 2018 February 28, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Foothills Tank Rentals Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work September 11, 2018 May 15, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Fresh Air Media Inc. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work August 2, 2018 August 1, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Friends Of The Alberta Jubilee Auditoria Society Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work June 21, 2018 June 30, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Friends Of The Alberta Jubilee Auditoria Society Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work August 20, 2018 August 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Gilead Alberta Ulc Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work February 2, 2018 February 28, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Gilead Alberta Ulc Extending the Averaging Period of a HWAA February 2, 2018 February 28, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 23.1(3)
Global Raymac Surveys Inc. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work July 31, 2018 July 30, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Great West Kenworth Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work April 25, 2018 April 30, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Great West Kenworth Ltd. Extending the Averaging Period of a HWAA April 25, 2018 April 30, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 23.1(3)
Guardian Ambulance Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work December 20, 2018 December 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Kelly Services (Canada), Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work January 29, 2018 January 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Kelly Services (Canada), Ltd. Extending the Averaging Period of a HWAA January 29, 2018 January 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 23.1(3)
Ledcor Pipe & Infrastructure Inc. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work December 18, 2018 December 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Lehder Environmental Services Limited Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work August 23, 2018 August 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Maximum Well Service Corp. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work April 26, 2018 April 30, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Mistras Canada, Inc. Extending the Averaging Period of a HWAA December 20, 2018 December 10, 2020 Employment Standards Code Section 23.1(3)
Nexxt Concrete Cutting & Construction Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work April 20, 2018 April 1, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
North Star Ford Sales Limited Extending the Averaging Period of a HWAA December 12, 2018 January 1, 2021 Employment Standards Code Section 23.1(3)
Northern Mat & Bridge (Gp) Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work May 30, 2018 May 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Noyen Construction Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work November 1, 2018 October 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
O.E.M. Remanufacturing Company Inc. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work September 18, 2018 September 30, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
O.E.M. Remanufacturing Company Inc. Extending the Averaging Period of a HWAA September 18, 2018 September 30, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 23.1(3)
On Site Projects Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work September 18, 2018 September 30, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Parkland School Division No. 70 Extending the Averaging Period of a HWAA December 19, 2018 August 31, 2020 Employment Standards Code Section 23.1(3)
Pincher Creek Emergency Services Commission Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work April 20, 2018 April 30, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Precise Crossings Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Days of Work January 7, 2019 March 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 19(2)
Queen Elizabeth Ii Hospital Auxiliary Association Reducing the Minimum Hours of Pay December 12, 2018 December 31, 2019 Employment Standard Regulation Section 11(1)
Rangeland Conservation Service Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Days of Work January 26, 2018 January 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 19(2)
Rangeland Conservation Service Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work March 6, 2018 March 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Red Flame Industries Inc. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work March 5, 2018 March 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Reda Enterprises Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work January 12, 2018 January 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Rpm Environnement Ltee / Rpm Environment Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work February 28, 2018 February 28, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Saexploration (Canada) Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Days of Work August 20, 2018 October 1, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 19(2)
Seismed Medical Services Inc. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work October 30, 2018 October 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Seismed Medical Services Inc. Extending the Consecutive Days of Work October 30, 2018 October 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 19(2)
Stantec Consulting Ltd. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work July 18, 2018 July 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
Teck Coal Limited Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work December 18, 2018 December 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
The Citadel Theatre Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work December 20, 2018 December 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
The Crossing Company Incorporated Extending the Consecutive Days of Work January 14, 2019 December 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 19(2)
The Emissions Test Group Inc. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work January 23, 2018 February 28, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)
WSP Canada Inc. Extending the Consecutive Daily Hours of Work June 1, 2018 May 31, 2019 Employment Standards Code Section 16(1)

How the law applies

Section 136.1 of the Employment Standards Code and Section 63.3 of the Employment Standards Regulation outline the publication of variances, exemptions and orders.

Disclaimer: In the event of any discrepancy between this information and Alberta Employment Standards legislation, the legislation is considered correct.

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