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Alberta employment standards rules
- Alberta general holidays
- Averaging arrangements
- Deductions from earnings
Exceptions for specific industries
- Ambulance attendants
- Brush clearing
- Domestic employees
- Farm and ranch
- Federally regulated industries
- Field catering
- Geophysical exploration
- Highway and railway construction
- Irrigation district employees
- Land surveying
- Logging and lumbering
- Lookout observers
- Mobile workover or completion service drilling
- Oil and gas continuous operations
- Oilwell servicing
- Road construction and maintenance
- Roadbuilding or heavy construction
- Salespersons and direct sellers
- Taxi cab drivers
- Trucking industry
- Group terminations
- Hours of work and rest
- Bereavement leave
- Citizenship ceremony leave
- Compassionate care leave
- COVID-19 leave
- COVID-19 vaccination leave
- Critical illness leave
- Death or disappearance of child leave
- Domestic violence leave
- Long-term illness and injury leave
- Maternity and parental leave
- Personal and family responsibility leave
- Reservist leave
- Minimum wage
- Overtime hours and overtime pay
- Payment of earnings
- Temporary layoffs
- Termination and termination pay
- Vacations and vacation pay
- Youth employment laws
- Complaints, tips and appeals
- Permits and variances
- Education and resources
- Contact Employment Standards
- Employers are exempt from being required to pay teachers general holiday pay or provide general holidays.
- Employers are exempt from being required to pay teachers vacation pay or vacation days.
A teacher is someone who is employed in a position that requires the employee to hold a certificate of qualification as a teacher under the Education Act, by one of the following people or groups:
- a school board as defined in the Education Act
- a Francophone regional authority as defined in the Education Act
- the operator of a private school accredited under the Education Act
- the operator of a charter school established under the Education Act
- the school board as defined in the Northland School Division Act
General holidays and pay
Teachers are not entitled to general holiday pay.
Minimum standards for general holidays and general holiday pay
- Employees already receive consideration for general holidays within the school calendar.
- If an employee works on a general holiday, it is treated as a regular day of work with respect to the calculation and payment of wages and overtime pay.
Vacations and vacation pay
Teachers are not entitled to vacation pay.
Minimum standards for vacations and vacation pay
- A teacher’s salary is annual. Teachers receive vacation during the summer and at specified times throughout the school year.
Additional Employment Standards
In addition to the special provisions outlined above, all other minimum standards for employment apply to teachers.
Learn more about Alberta employment standards rules.
How the law applies
Part 1 of the Employment Standards Regulation outlines the provisions that apply to teachers, including alternate standards for general holidays and general holiday pay and vacations and vacation pay as listed in sections 3.1 – 3.2.
Disclaimer: In the event of any discrepancy between this information and Alberta Employment Standards legislation, the legislation is considered correct.