Special rules for certain industries and occupations

Special rules for certain industries and occupations

Some industries and occupations have slightly different rules and may be exempt from one or more minimum standards

Check back for updates – new employment standards will come into effect on January 1, 2018. Read about the changes.

In addition to the following list, employment standards for certain jobs are also covered in Part 1 Exemptions: Employment Standards Regulation.

View special rules for

Ambulance attendants (PDF, 115 KB)

Caregivers (PDF, 151 KB)

Construction workers (PDF, 89 KB)

Domestic employees (PDF, 202 KB)

Employees of irrigation districts

Employees on incentive-based pay plans (PDF, 233 KB)

Farmers and ranchers

Field catering, Geophysical exploration, Land surveying, Logging, Lumbering, Road maintenance (PDF, 72 KB)

Fire fighters (PDF, 122 KB)

Nursery industry

Oilwell servicing (PDF, 247 KB)

Restaurant and food services (PDF, 1.64 MB)

Salespersons - Commission pay plans (PDF, 182 KB)

Salespersons - Direct sellers (PDF, 157 KB)


Taxi cab drivers


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

Modified: 2017-09-12
PID: 15685

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