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Basic rules

Alberta law requires government to publish the following information about variances or exemptions issued by Employment Standards after January 1, 2018:

  • the name of the employer association or employers in a group
  • the provisions of the Employment Standards Code or Regulation that were varied or exempted
  • the effective date and duration of the variance or exemption

Apply and learn more about employment standards Ministerial Orders to vary or exempt.

Ministerial Orders issued

Table 1. Issued orders

Group or associationProvision variedEffective dateEnd date
Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE)Overtime hours and paySee orderSee order
Banff & Lake Louise Hospitality Association (BLLHA)Board and lodging deductionsNovember 1, 2023October 31, 2027
Canadian Natural Resources LimitedPayment of wages, overtime pay and general holiday payJanuary 1, 2024June 30, 2027
Imperial Oil Resources LimitedPayment of wages, overtime pay and general holiday payJanuary 1, 2024June 30, 2027
Suncor (Suncor Energy Inc., Suncor Energy Operating Inc., Suncor Energy Services Inc, Suncor Energy (Syncrude) Operating Inc., Suncor Energy Logistics Corporation)Payment of wages, overtime pay and general holiday payJanuary 1, 2024June 30, 2027

Ministerial Orders expired

Table 2. Expired orders

Group or associationProvision variedExpiry date
Banff & Lake Louise Hospitality Association (BLLHA)Board and lodging deductionNovember 1, 2023
Canadian Association of Petroleum ProducersPayment of wages, overtime pay and general holiday payDecember 31, 2023
Connecting Care (2000) Inc.Annual vacationsJanuary 1, 2023
Merit Contractors AssociationHours of work confinedNovember 2, 2023
Points West Living Stettler Inc.Annual vacationsDecember 31, 2022

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.