Employment Standards

To ensure Alberta work sites are fair and equitable, most employers and employees are protected by and must comply with employment standards laws.

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Minimum wage increased on October 1, 2016

Alberta’s general minimum wage is going up. A series of increases for 2016, 2017 and 2018 has been passed, with the most recent rise taking effect on October 1, 2016. At the same time the liquor server rate was abolished.

Rules and regulations

Learn the minimum legislated standards of employment for employers and employees in Alberta workplaces.

Working on a General Holiday?

There are 9 official statutory holidays in Alberta. Specific rules apply to anyone working on a recognized General Holiday.

File a complaint online

If you feel your employer hasn’t met Alberta’s minimum employment standards and you can’t resolve the issue, you can file a complaint online.

Modified: 2017-01-03
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Contact Employment Standards

Call the Employment Standards Contact Centre for general information or submit an inquiry online:

  • 780-427-3731 (Edmonton)
  • 1-877-427-3731 (toll-free)

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