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 revoked
Government has revoked a number of Ministerial Orders because they are now addressed in legislation.
Learn more about exceptions for specific industries outlined in the Employment Standards Regulation.
Table 1. Revoked orders
|Group or association||Provision(s) revoked||Revocation date|
|Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association (PDF, 1.5 MB)||Hours of work confined, days of rest||January 20, 2020|
|Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (PDF, 568 KB)||Hours of work confined||January 20, 2020|
|Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (PDF, 592 KB)||Hours of work confined||January 20, 2020|
|Alberta Greenhouse Growers Association (PDF, 540 KB)||Overtime hours||February 20, 2020|
|Mushrooms Canada (PDF, 210 KB)||Hours of work confined, overtime hours, notice of work times||February 20, 2020|
Ministerial Orders issued
Table 2. Issued orders
|Group or association||Provision varied||Effective date||End date|
|Alberta Greenhouse Growers Association (PDF, 398 KB)||Overtime hours||June 12, 2018||Revoked|
|Alberta Health Services Emergency Medical Services (PDF, 1 MB)||Hours of work confined||March 11, 2019||March 10, 2021|
|Alberta Roadbuilders And Heavy Construction Association (PDF, 1.3 MB)||Hours of work confined, days of rest||October 25, 2018||Revoked|
|Alberta School Boards Association (PDF, 415 KB)||Employment for less than 3 hours||January 14, 2019||January 13, 2021|
|Canadian Association Of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (PDF, 382 KB)||Hours of work confined||June 28, 2018||Revoked|
|Canadian Association Of Petroleum Producers (PDF, 408 KB)||Hours of work confined||January 1, 2018||Revoked|
|Canadian Association Of Petroleum Producers (PDF, 652 KB)||Payment of wages, overtime pay and general holiday pay||January 1, 2019||December 31, 2020|
|Merit Contractors Association (PDF, 2 MB)||Hours of work confined||June 12, 2019||June 11, 2021|
|Mushrooms Canada (PDF, 70 KB)||Hours of work confined, overtime hours, notice of work times||August 14, 2019||Revoked|
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.